Microsoft Internet Explorer: Optional Settings


The information below is relevant for the Enterprise Business Systems (EBS) Portal and the HR and Payroll functions within the portal.  For information on compatibility with other EBS Systems, such as Finance and Business Intelligence, see the Compatibility Matrix.

These settings are recommended to improve your experience using the EBS Portal and HR/Payroll links.  See detailed instructions below.

Delete Browser History / Clear Cache

At times it is helpful to “clear the cache’” that is, delete the history of sites saved by the browser.  To do this:

Press the Control, Shift, and Delete keys together (or navigate: Tools > Internet Options > under “Browsing history” click the “Delete” button).

internet options

 

 

 

 

  delete browser history

Make sure the following are set:

  • Uncheck – Preserve Favorites website data
  • Check – Temporary Internet files and website data
  • Check – Cookies and website data
  • Check - History

uncheck boxes

Then click “Delete” at the bottom of the page.

Open as a Tab rather than New Window

Opening a new tab rather than a new window may be preferred. To do this:

Click the “Tools” icon > Internet Options

internet options 

On the General tab, under the Tab section click the Tabs button

tabs

  

Under “When a pop-up is encountered:” select the Always open pop-ups in a new window option.

always open in a new window

Click OK, then OK again.

Screen Resolution

A minimum screen resolution of 1200 wide and 960 high is recommended to avoid unnecessary scrolling.

Autocomplete 

Some browsers will allow you to reuse (autocomplete) a recent field entry. In order to use autocomplete in the SAP GUI for HTML, the following settings are required:
Tools> Internet Explorer> Content tab, Autocomplete area “Settings”> check “Forms” box. 

internet options  

clear ssl slate

 

  check forms box

Tools> Internet Explorer> General tab> check “Delete browsing history on exit”

 internet options  

delete browsing history

 

Reset Internet Explorer

Occassionally problems arise that can only be resolved by resetting Internet Explorer to default settings. Note, this requires a restart of your computer.

  1. Click the Tools icon Tools gear icon
  2. Select Internet Options
    List of options
  3. Go to the Advanced tab
    Reset button on Internet Options dialog
  4. Press the Reset... button as show above.
  5. Confirm the action.
    screenshot of dialog box to reset browser
  6. Follow directions on screen. You will be asked to restart your computer.
  7. Restore required settings for Internet Explorer.