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Overview

Microsoft® has disabled Internet Explorer® in Windows® 11 and, according to reports, will be disabling Internet Explorer in Windows 10 21H2. The DXtreme Active Report Viewer relied upon Internet Explorer for its functioning, and DXtreme Software is pleased by the availability of Internet Explorer Mode in the Microsoft Edge™ browser.

This document contains instructions on implementing Internet Explorer Mode in Microsoft Edge and using the DXtreme Active Report Viewer.


Required Settings in Edge

Perform the Edge-specific steps in this section to display the Active Report Viewer in Internet Explorer Mode. If you plan to share your reports with others after uploading them to a Web server, ask your viewers to perform these steps as well.

  1. Start Microsoft Edge and click its Settings and more button.
  2. On the Settings menu, click Settings.
  3. In the Settings list on the left side of the page, click Default browser.
  4. Within the Internet Explorer compatibility area:
    1. For Let Internet Explorer open sites in Microsoft Edge, click Always.
    2. For Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode, click Allow.
    3. In Internet Explorer mode pages, click Add to add (or renew) the URLs of the active reports you plan to run, which makes each report display without having to click the Internet Explorer Mode button on subsequent runs. As an alternative, you can run reports and be prompted on-the-fly to add their URLs to this list. Refer to the next section for more information.
  5. In the Settings list on the left side of the page, click Privacy, search, and services.
    1. Scroll down to Clear browsing data for Internet Explorer.
    2. Click Choose what to clear.
    3. On the Delete Browsing History window, make the selections shown and click Delete.
    4. In Clear chosen data for Internet Explorer and Internet Explorer mode every time you exit Microsoft Edge, move the slider to the right.
  6. In the Settings list on the left side of the page, click Cookies and site permissions.
    1. In the Site permissions area, scroll down to All permissions.
    2. Click Pop-ups and redirects.
    3. In Allow, click Add.
    4. In the Add a site dialog box, type the URL of the site hosting your on-line active reports and click Add. (Note: You don't need to perform this action if you are not uploading your active reports to the Web or viewing the on-line reports of others.)
    5. Pop-up windows will now appear without interruption. As an alternative, you can run reports and be prompted to add their sites by means of the Pop-ups were blocked on this page button (with the red dot).

      If prompted, click the Pop-ups were blocked on this page button. On the Pop-ups blocked dialog box, select Always allow pop-ups and click Done.

  7. In the Settings list on the left side of the page, click System and performance.
  8. In Startup boost, move the slider to the left.

Required Settings in Windows

Perform the Windows-specific steps in this section to display the Active Report Viewer in Internet Explorer Mode. If you plan to share your reports with others after uploading them to a Web server, ask your viewers to perform these steps as well.

  1. Press the Windows key and type Internet Options.
  2. On the Best match window, under Internet Options, click Open.
  3. On the Internet Properties window, click the Security tab.
    1. Click the Internet zone.
    2. Select Enable Protected Mode....

    3. At your risk, set the Security level to Medium.
    4. Click OK.

Displaying Active Reports

  1. In Microsoft Edge and click the hyperlink of an active report uploaded to a Web server.

  2. If Edge displays a blank DXtreme Active Report Viewer page, perform one of the following steps:

  3. Notes


  4. If the This page is open in Internet Explorer mode dialog box appears, if desired, move the Open this page in Internet Explorer mode next time slider to the right and click Done.
  5. Edge adds the report URL to the Internet Explorer Mode pages list in Settings (shown below). Hereafter, Edge will open the report in Internet Explorer mode without prompting for 30 days. Thereafter, repeat this step for another 30-day period.

    If the report appears with a Show in toolbar button, click the button....

    ... to add the Internet Explorer Mode button to the toolbar, which will make it easier to enter Internet Explorer Mode when displaying subsequent reports.

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