A collection of our help guides on the topic of browser configuration and maintenance. Chrome – Clearing Cache – The first step when something just doesn’t work properly Chrome – Removing Extensions – Remove unwanted extras from Chrome Chrome – Opening PDF files with Adobe Reader instead of within Google Chrome – If you see “Aww Snap” when opening pdf documents try this. Chrome – Allow pop-ups from REsearch – Prints, pdf, etc. do not seem responsive. Try this. Chrome – How to set your homepage Edge – Clearing Cache – The first step when something just doesn’t work properly Edge … Continued
Chrome has a built in PDF viewer that is great… When it works properly. If you are seeing this horrible message when opening a PDF: The likely solution is to switch your PDF viewer 1. type in chrome://plugins in the URL bar of Google Chrome 2. Disable Chrome PDF Viewer 3. Enable Adobe Acrobat (reverse this action if switching back to Chrome PDF Viewer) Historically when Chrome’s PDF viewer breaks, the issue is usually fixed the next time Chrome updates.
How to allow pop-ups from Hawaiiinformation.com on Google Chrome Click the Menu icon located in the upper right Select Settings from the dropdown On the settings page you may need to scroll down. Navigate to the bottom of the page. Click “Show advanced settings” The Privacy section should now be available. Click the “Content Settings” button From the Privacy window scroll down slightly. In the Pop-ups section click on the Manage Exceptions button. In the Hostname pattern box enter: [*.]hawaiiinformation.com Verify Behavior = Allow Click Done Success!
Instructions on removing unwanted extensions in Chrome. 1. Click the Menu icon located in the upper right corner of the browser. The menu is represented by 3 dots. 2. Click Settings from the menu drop down. 3. On the settings page, click Extensions. 4. Look over the list of installed Extensions. If you see anything you do not recognize or remember installing yourself please remove them. No extensions are required for Chrome to run properly. You cannot break anything in your system by removing an Extension. 5. On the Extensions page uncheck Enabled to disable the extension. You … Continued
How to set your browser’s homepage in Chrome. We are using www.hawaiiinformation.com in our example but this process can be done with any web address you choose. In case your homepage has been “hijacked” or changed without your consent please use this process to correct it. Navigate to the page you would like to be your new homepage. Close any other tabs or windows you may have open. Only the desired homepage should be open. Click the menu icon located in the upper right Select Settings from the menu drop down On the settings page locate the On Startup … Continued
Instructions on clearing the cache from your Google Chrome browser: 1. Click the Menu icon located in the upper right corner of the browser. The menu is represented by 3 dots. 2. Click More tools from the menu drop down. 3. Click Clear browsing data 4. The clear browsing data menu will show up, make sure “Cached images and files” is checked off and make sure the time range says “All time”. 5. Then click “Clear Data” You do not need to clear the Cookies or Browsing history. Feel free to uncheck these boxes. 5. Restart your … Continued