Internet Explorer Configurations

In order to run automation test on Internet Explorer, you need the following setup:

  • For IE 7 or higher:
    • Enable Protected Mode must be unchecked for all available zones. 
  • To access this setting, choose Internet Options from Control Panel of Windows, then switch to the Security tab:
  • The Zoom level of IE browser must be set to 100% so that native mouse events can be set to correct coordinates.
  • For IE 11, you need to set a registry entry on the target computer so that the driver can maintain a connection to the instance of Internet Explorer it creates. 
    1. Type 'regedit' into Command Prompt to open the Registry Editor

    2. Locate the FEATURE_BFCACHE subkey (create the FEATURE_BFCACHE subkey if it is not there):

      1. For 32-bit Windows, the key is at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BFCACHE
      2. For 64-bit Windows, the key is at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BFCACHE
    3. Inside this subkey, create a DWORD value called iexplore.exe with the value of 0.