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Other browsers support?

Post by ibatey » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:16 pm

With the gradual decline? of IE and the advent of Sway, is there any view as to supporting other browsers than IE?

I have a couple of projects where the only acceptable browser is Chrome (Due to incompatibility of other applications with IE) and cant use Macro Scheduler because of it.

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Re: Other browsers support?

Post by Marcus Tettmar » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:55 am

Macro Scheduler is an automation tool. IE comes installed with Windows, works as a COM object, is great for automating web activity and isn't going anywhere. Hence why Macro Scheduler uses it for automation.
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Re: Other browsers support?

Post by ibatey » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:44 pm

Thanks Marcus, I understand all that... and use MS whenever I'm in the IE world.

I guess from your reply that the Chrome world is not going to be supported any time soon.

Unfortunately I'm at the mercy of clients who refuse to use IE (sometime because of prejudice, sometimes for technical reasons with their application portfolio). For instance, Chrome is becoming very prevalent in the SAP world and that is driving clients away from IE.

I only use IE myself when I need to do some automation as I prefer Chrome. :twisted:

Even with Chrome, I've still got a few keyboard macros to simplify chrome stuff in places... I just sendkeys when I can!

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Re: Other browsers support?

Post by Marcus Tettmar » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:39 pm

I prefer using Chrome too. But for automation I prefer IE. And if it's automated I don't need to look at it!

You can still automate Chrome via Image Recognition and the UI Automation functions etc.

We'll keep an eye on things of course. But at present there are no immediate plans to implement a Chrome API.
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