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Internet Browser Help

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

Find out here – Check your Browser

Free Downloads for Browsers:

Internet Explorer

Firefox

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 IE8 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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