Browsers & Versions
*NOTE: this information is NOT applicable for VIP 8.2+. Also, these browser considerations are NOT applicable for either VFTP 3.1+ or VNAC 5.1+ when using JNLP..
If you are running an older release (pre-VIP 8.2.2; pre-VFTP 3.1; pre-VNAC 5.1), you will likely need to use Internet Explorer as your browser to access product.
Current versions of Firefox (Firefox 52+) will not work with VIP 8.1 and lower, VFTP 3.0 and lower, or VNAC 5.0 and lower, because support has been discontinued for the NPAPI (except for Flash); the NPAPI is used by the Java plugin.
SDS does not support the Chrome browser as a client for SDS VitalSigns products (except for VIP 8.2+, VFTP 3.1+ with JNLP, VNAC 5.1+ with JNLP), because Chrome does not support Java Applets.
SDS does not support Opera as a client for VitalSigns products because Opera is not widely enough in use to merit testing. VitalSigns will probably work with Opera. We just don’t test it.
Internet Explorer 11 can look like Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9…
For backward compatibility, any version of IE after IE 7 can be configured to look and behave like an earlier version. That is why a test of browser configuration can return IE 7, even though Help > About says IE 11. That compatibility mode can be changed in two places:
- Press the F12 key. See the menu item Emulation
- Select Tools > Compatibility View settings