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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 8, 2018

Option to set web browser used by ACS to launch Navigator for i

Would like for there to be an option in ACS preferences to set the default web browser used for launching Navigator for i and other web based tasks. Option would allow for selecting from any currently installed browsers.

Use Case:

Used in instances where computers default web browser can't be changed to used a browser that supports ACS.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Jan 20, 2020

    Here is the current solution for overriding the default desktop browser used by ACS. Specify the following 3 properties in your file: For example: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" For example: C:\Windows\explorer.exe

    Note: Setting javaAwtDesktopAllowed=false is necessary to give ACS the control needed to launch the browser you specify. However, that will also turn off java.awt.Desktop which inhibits some ACS features from opening files. The "fileopen" property, when set to explorer.exe, should restore the ability to open files just like ACS did prior to setting javaAwtDesktopAllowed=false.

  • Guest
    Feb 7, 2018

    IBM has received this requirement and is evaluating it. A response will be provided when evaluation is complete.


Web browser settings for Navigator for i in ACS

Add a parameter in ACS to choose which web browser used to launch Navigator for i.Currently ACS takes the default browser defined on the user station, it should be able to force the browser such as FIREFOX. Use Case: In our company the default bro...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered