MyUW - Recommended Browsers

A list of web browsers recommended for use with MyUW.

Recommended browsers

MyUW works best with the latest versions of modern web browsers such as:

  • Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer on desktop and laptop computers
  • Web browsers included in recent versions of iOS and Android operating systems
  • The latest available version of Chrome for iOS

MyUW will work less well or not at all with older versions of web browsers. For instance, Internet Explorer versions earlier than IE10 will not work under MyUW.

To upgrade your browser, see Web Browsers - Updating Your Browser to the Latest Version.

Considerations in upgrading your browser

It is good practice to keep your web browser up-to-date. Most of the Internet will work better and be more secure on more recent browsers.

Before upgrading, contact your local IT support staff for any application incompatibilities that could affect you. In your particular circumstances you may not be able to upgrade your browser or you may need to retain particular browser versions to work with particular applications.

Workarounds if you cannot use a latest browser

Upgrading your browser is the preferable solution to take advantage of security, performance, and functionality improvements in later browser versions.

Try a different browser

If you need to keep some of your browsers on particular versions to work with particular applications you need to use, maybe you can upgrade the version of a different web browser and use that different web browser to access MyUW. For instance, you might be using Internet Explorer 9 for some other non-MyUW purposes, but might be able to install or upgrade a recent Chrome browser version and use that to access MyUW (and perhaps much of the rest of the Web).

Use a different computer

If some computers you use are restricted or purpose-specific such that upgrading the web browser is not feasible, perhaps you can access MyUW from a different computer which provides a more recent web browser.

Use your mobile device

MyUW is designed to work on recent mobile and tablet devices. If you have access to such a device, you may be able to access what you need on MyUW via that device even if your available computer or computers do not provide recent browsers.

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Keywords:Safari Firefox Chrome Internet Explorer JavaScript   Doc ID:51345
Owner:Andrew P.Group:My UW-Madison Portal
Created:2015-05-13 10:00 CDTUpdated:2016-05-24 16:54 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, My UW-Madison Portal
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