what gotchas and workarounds exist on Vista?

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what gotchas and workarounds exist on Vista?

Post by jasong » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:02 pm

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Post by Support Team » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:56 pm

Hi Jason!

Indeed, there are a few Vista "features" that could cause problems when using Ranorex. I summarized these gotchas and possible workarounds below:

Taskbar thumbnails:
You should disable the taskbar window preview thumbnails since they have the same name as the previewed window and could therefore interfere when searching for top-level windows by title. Just uncheck the "Show windows previews (thumbnails)" checkbox in the "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" (opened by right-clicking on the taskbar and selecting the Properties menu item).

Internet Explorer - Protected mode:
If you're doing web automation with RanorexNet, you need to disable the Internet Explorer "Protected mode", unless you run the code with administrator rights. To do that double-click on the "Protected Mode: On" label in Internet Explorer and uncheck the "Enable Protected Mode" checkbox in the Internet Security popup (requires restart of IE).

Administrator privileges:
For Ranorex 1.4 and previous versions you need to have administrator rights to run RanorexRecorder and to execute Ranorex code with the evaluation version. This issue will be fixed in the 1.5 release.

User Account Control (UAC):
For Ranorex version 1.3 and prior you need to disable UAC to get the RanorexRecorder working. This can be done in the Control Panel->User Accounts setting by clicking on the "Turn User Account Control on or off" button (requires restart).

With Ranorex version 1.5 only the first two points remain in the list.

If you have things to add, please don't hesitate to post them! :)

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