Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Using Sitecore with Firefox, Chrome and other browsers

Sitecore recommends the use of IE for its client. When trying to log in with Firefox or Chrome (and presumably others), you don't get the option of viewing the desktop. There is a way you can override this behaviour. Open Sitecore in IE and go to the User Manager. Select your account and click Edit to bring up the "Edit User" dialogue. Click on the Profile tab and set the start URL to "Desktop". Save your changes and then try logging in with Firefox, etc. You should now see the full desktop.

2 comments:

Alistair said...

Nice solution Neil,
If the user knows what they're doing they can also simply past the desktop URL into the address bar after logging into another interface. I also blogged a while back about how to setup a javscript bookmarklet to select the desktop option on the login screen when it wasn't visible. http://adeneys.wordpress.com/2008/12/23/sitecore-desktop-in-firefox-and-production-javascript-debugging/

Nick said...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
I am finally free of that wretched Microsoft browser!