Web Browser Configuration Settings

Several browser settings are critical to maintaining stable test executions. Although Silk Performer works without changing any settings, there are several reasons why you may want to change these browser settings in Internet Explorer.

The following table explains where you can find these settings within the Internet Explorer GUI.

Note: Browser settings are located at Tools > Internet Options.
Tab Name Option Configuration Comments
General Home page

Set to about:blank

Minimizes start-up time of new tabs.
General Tabs
  • Disable warning for closing multiple tabs
  • Enable switch to new tab when tabs are created
  • Avoids unexpected dialog boxes
  • Links that open new tabs may not otherwise replay correctly
Privacy Pop-up blocker Disable pop-up blocker Ensures that your Website can open new windows.
Content Auto Complete Turn off
  • Avoids unexpected dialog boxes
  • Avoids unexpected data input while typing
Programs Manage add-ons Only enable required add-ons
  • Third-party add-ons may contain defects
  • Third-party add-ons may be incompatible
Advanced Settings
  • Disable Automatically check for Internet Explorer updates
  • Enable Disable script debugging (Internet Explorer)
  • Enable Disable script debugging (other)
  • Disable Display notification about every script error
  • Disable all Warn... settings
Avoids unexpected dialog boxes.
Note: Depending on your browser version, not all settings may be available.