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Internet Browser Help

Which Internet Browser are you using, and does it meet all the requirements for online classes?

Free Downloads for Browsers:

To Enable Java in your browser
The Java platform is used on many websites to run a variety of applets. Java is used in many chat rooms and other interactive programs that are used at RCC. If Java is installed and does not work, it may not be enabled. Many of the programs at RCC uses Java (ex. Blackboard and Elluminate).

Internet Explorer
Select “Tools” then choose “Internet Options
Click on the Advanced tab
Scroll down until you see “Java (Sun),” and check the box for “enable JRE”
Click OK
Restart your browser for the changes to take effect
Firefox
Click on “Tools” menu and then click “Options”
Select the Content icon.
Make sure the box that says “Enable Java” is checked.
Click Ok
Restart your browser for the changes to take effect.

To Enable Cookies in your browser
Cookies are pieces of text placed on a web browser’s computer by a website. Every time you visit the website the server for that site will track your information.

Internet Explorer
Select “Tools” then choose “Internet Options
Click on the Privacy tab
Move to the slide under “Settings” to your desire cookie settings.
If you would like IE to accept all cookies, move the sidebar all the way down until you see “Accept All Cookies”
Click on the Advanced button if you would like to customize your cookie
Click on “Apply” button and then select “OK”
Firefox
Click on “Tools” menu and then click “Options”
Select the Privacy icon
In the History section, use the drop down to select “Use custom settings for History”
Check the box beside “Accept cookies from sites”
Use the drop down beside “Keep Until” and choose “they expire.”
Use the “Exceptions” button to make specific exceptions to the rule to accept all cookies for particular websites.
Click on “Show Cookies” to see all the current cookies on your computer.
To enable cookies in Firefox click OK.

Clearing Internet History or Browser Cache
When using IE and Firefox, temporary files are stored onto the hard drive of your computer. These files referred to as cache, need to be emptied periodically. Storing temporary files on your computer can take up a lot of space and slow down your computer. Clearing out your history allows you to visit the newest version of the website.

Internet Explorer
Select “Tools” then choose “Internet Options
Choose the General tab
Click Delete under “Browsing History”
Click Delete again on the Delete Browsing History dialog
Click  OK
Restart your browser for the changes to take effect
Firefox
Click on “Tools” menu
Hover over History then select Clear Recent History
Select the Time Range to clear (drop-down menu)
Select Everything to clear all cache
Click Details to choose what history elements to clear
Click the Clear Now button
Restart your browser for the changes to take effect

 


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