All of VDIs used for synthetic scripting are still loaded with IE8. Our enterprise has a need to upgrade to IE 11 immediately. We early on experienced an issue with the scripts not being able to read text on the screen when the ff-meta-web-n4 or ff-meta-web font is used when using IE 11. Has this issue been resolved and is there a fix we can employ to utilize IE 11 on Script updates?
Answer by Harvey D. ·
Hi Dave, Work is on-going to support it and is slated to go out on our 12.5 release.
You can use IE11 now with a solution that's not coupled to any font you're using now or in the future --- which is a better approach IMHO. Nate and I will be evaluating it in WebEx meeting later this afternoon 4pm EST.
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Answer by Yuriy L. ·
There are two basic approaches to addressing you problem.
1. You can eliminate capturing text through API interception from the downloadable fonts by using Recorder and the Framework features that do not rely on such text capturing features. This will, of course, require rewriting the affected areas of your scripts.
2. You can disable downloading fonts in problem by IE. According to http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7973421/detect-if-font-download-in-ie-is-enabled, IE > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level > Downloads > Font download > Enable/Disable would allow to disable downloading fonts from the Web. According to https://www.stigviewer.com/stig/microsoft_internet_explorer_11/2015-03-26/finding/V-46505 and https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/182569 this can also be achieved by modifying the registry: Under HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 1604 REG_DWORD value must be set to 3.
This way you won't need to change such areas of your scripts, even though there could be other areas related to move from IE 8 to IE11 you might need to address. Also there will be a bit of a difference in terms of monitoring: by disabling downloading fonts you will no longer monitor availability and responsiveness of the font servers you use. This, though, is usually a minor factor in the overall picture of performance of a Web application.