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Support Request: Yahoo mail and calculator program

Description

Hello,
Please advise on issues below:

1- When signing in on yahoo mail, i receive message "The latest version of Yahoo Mail is not supported on your browser,. Please use a supported browser below or use basic mail". I can proceed by selecting "continue with basic mail". Is there a way to force the system to use another browser? See screen shot attached.
2- I have added calc.exe to the Application page with the correct path but program wont start, receiving error "you'll need a new app to open this ms-calculator link. How to allow sitekiosk to run the calc.exe program in sitekiosk autostart mode?

I'm running Windows 10 Enterprise

Thanks,
B

Answer: (2)

Re: Yahoo mail and calculator program 4/28/2020 3:51 PM
Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. For the browser compatibility notice on Yahoo, it is due to using IE browser engine. Some sites ban the use of IE for their services and are encouraging the use of Chromium based browsers. You will not get that message when using the "Chrome Browser" engine option in SiteKiosk configuration>> Start Page and Browser.

For the error messages with using Calculator, we have tested it with adding calc.exe (at “C:\Windows\System32” or “C:\Windows\SysWOW64” or even by using “C:\Windows\sysnative\calc.exe”) to the SiteKiosk configuration (Applications). That message comes from Windows 10. The message disappears after you once login to the SiteKiosk user account manually (System Security Manager >> Unprotected status) and start calc.exe. But after activating Auto Start again, the calculator app did not display(even the log displays it is started). The calculator on Windows 10 even more seems to be a so-called modern UI App (Windows 10 App) that cannot be started with SiteKiosk, similar to the new Photos app.

So you could check getting the old calc.exe from a Windows 7 or 8.1 system or search for an alternative calculator application that is exe based.

Best regards,
Andre.
Re: Yahoo mail and calculator program 4/28/2020 4:08 PM
Thank you Andre, i will give a try.

- Bertrand