This guide provides an overview and covers the following topics:
- What might affect a Browser’s suitability.
- What should I do if I have a browser-feature installed that affects Tugger’s compatibility.
- Browsers: Firefox, Edge and Chrome have all been used with Tugger.
- We can't, unfortunately, test for specific extensions and their suitability, so if you encounter issues, it is worth disabling them.
What might affect a Browser’s suitability.
Although we don’t recommend a particular Browser as it should work with all popular browsers, there are a couple of caveats.
Internet Explorer up to and including version 11 is no longer supported by Microsoft (https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-365-blog/microsoft-365-apps-say-farewell-to-internet-explorer-11-and/ba-p/1591666); further, older versions are far more likely to have issues.
The above link also advises that legacy Edge end-of-life came into effect on the 9th March, 2021.
Further, later that year Microsoft declared that the future of Internet Explorer is Microsoft Edge; the link to the article is here: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2021/05/19/the-future-of-internet-explorer-on-windows-10-is-in-microsoft-edge/.
Users who have Edge (from version 79, January 15, 2020) may be using a version of Edge based off Google’s Open-Source Chromium engine, which is what also powers Chrome.
To check what version of Edge you are using, copy the following (edge://settings/help) and paste into the bar at the top: where the web address goes.
This will display the About page, where you should be able to locate the Version number; at the time of writing this: Version 109.0.1518.78 (Official build) (64-bit), was the latest Edge release.
Due to security considerations, we recommend users avoid using Internet Explorer, due to this dis-continued support.
We note that some organisations may have support packages that include Internet Explorer; we still recommend using alternatives.
What should I do if I have a browser-featured install that affects Tugger’s compatibility?
Although many of the browser extensions should not have any effect on Tugger’s usage, there are two in particular that are worth mentioning.
- Script Blockers: blocking Tugger will have at least some affect on the functionality provided. All the various blockers allow scripts to be enabled on the page you are on.
- Ad-Ware Blockers: we don’t allow advertising apps on Tugger’s website, so there is no harm in allowing them.
A reliable method of determining issues, is to try a browser you do not normally use; this presumes there are not similar extensions installed to your normal browser.
This concludes the Browser Check compatibility guide.