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How do I access CMS/ Yellow Forms in Microsoft Edge?

Please ensure sure you are making this change in the place you are accessing CMS/Yellow Screens. For example, if you are remoting onto your work PC then you need to change these settings on that PC. 


If you need access while working from home, please follow these instructions


1. Make sure you have the latest version of Microsoft Edge.

a. Check this by opening an Edge browser>Settings>About Edge>Version will be listed at the top.

2. If you're using a personal computer, make sure you have Java installed;

a. Both 'Windows Offline' and 'Windows Offline 64-bit' versions of Java should be downloaded from this download page

b. All Sussex computers already have Java installed.

3. (Once installed) open ‘Java Configure’ from the search bar.

Configure Java screenshot

4. In the open Java Control Panel, click the ‘Security’ tab at the top.

5. Make sure the ‘Enable Java content for browser...’ box is ticked and the security level is set to ‘High’.

Java control panel

6. Copy and paste this URL into the ‘Exception Site List’ box.

7. Click ‘OK’.

8. Open ‘Internet Options’ from the search bar.

Internet Options screenshot

9. Select the Advanced tab in the top-right corner.

10. Scroll down the page to ensure that ‘TLS 1.0’ , ‘TLS 1.1’ & ‘TLS 1.2’ options are all ticked.

USE TLS options screenshot

11. Click ‘OK’.

12. Open Microsoft Edge and click the three dots in the far-right corner and select ‘Settings’.

Microsoft Edge settings

13. Click into the ‘Default Browser’ tab on the left of the screen.

14. Next to ‘Let Internet Explorer open sites…’, select the ‘Incompatible sites only (Recommended)’ option from the drop down box.

15. Next to ‘Allow sites to be reloaded…’, Select the ‘Allow’ option from the drop down box.

Internet compatibility screenshot

16. Click ‘Add’ next to ‘Internet Explorer mode pages’

17. Enter this URL into the ‘Add a page’ box. (Or not if not needed)

Internet mode pages

18. You can also make a page reload in IE Mode by right clicking on the tab itself along the top and choosing “reload in IE mode”. 

 Reload tab screenshot

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This is question number 2929, which appears in the following categories:

Created by Rebecca Latimer on 6 January 2021 and last updated by Benoit Sharp on 16 May 2023