After 25 years ever since it was launched, Windows 11 will be the first OS that is not shipping with Internet Explorer.
How does this matter to Businesses those use Oracle Application versions 11 & 12.0.xx? Well, currently Internet Explorer is the only one browser that allows to load Oracle JRE (NPAPI client) for Oracle Forms, on which much of the Oracle module rely.
Oracle Applications has patched the latest releases with a technology called JWS (Java Web Start), that let’s the users to download a jnlp file from the application and Oracle Java Run Time to start in desktop mode (without being loaded in a browser session) loading Oracle Forms. Well, this enhancement is not available for Application versions 11 & 12.0.xx
Microsoft was expecting a huge cry from the Businesses that use Oracle Applications/legacy implementations those cost millions of dollars and fine tuned for Internet Explorer. Cutting these businesses could mean loads for Microsoft, So they have integrated “IE Mode” into their chromium based “Edge browser”, which is the default browser on Windows 11. IE Mode makes Edge Chrome to “act” as if it were Internet Explorer for legacy Web based applications & loads NPAPI clients like JRE.
Today let us see how to configure Microsoft Edge Chrome for Oracle Applications.
Start Microsoft Edge Chrome & open “Settings”
Click on Default Browser & spend a moment to check currently set options.
Let us change few of those settings like shown below.
Let Internet Explorer open sites in Microsoft Edge -> Change to Allow
Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode ->Change to “Allow”. This will require you to restart the browser.
You must add the sites those you want to open in IE mode by clicking “Internet Explorer mode pages” Add button. Such pages will have maximum 30 days validity. Without, JRE will not load and will prompt you to download it from the default location.
Now, let us click the restart button & give it a try.
That’s all folks.