Internet Browser Support

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The following document will provide you with information on how to clear your browser history, or perform a full browser reset. Additionally, you can also find information on what to do if you encounter the Browser Support page when trying to access one of Shaw's websites or services.
 
You may need to clear history or reset your browser if you are experiencing difficulty browsing the Internet, or if you have encountered an issue while trying to install a Shaw service, such as Shaw Secure. Please select your browser from the available list below to begin troubleshooting, or select the Browser Support link for support with this error.
 

This article will provide insight into how to clear browser history or reset the following browsers:

 

Did You Know?

 

Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 are no longer supported. You can update your Microsoft Internet Explorer browser to the latest version by following these instructions:

 

Learn More: Updating Microsoft Internet Explorer

 
Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge Browser Support

  1. Right-click the Start button
  2. Click Control Panel from the the resulting menu
  3. Open Internet Options


Clear Browsing History

  1. Select the General tab in the window that appears
  2. Select the Delete option near the middle of the page
    general internet microsoft edge properties
  3. Select the Delete option again on the following page to confirm

    Microsoft Edge delete browsing history


Reset Browser

  1. Select the Advanced tab on the window that appears
  2. Select the Reset option at the bottom of the page
    IE > Internet Properties > Advanced > Resetr Internet Explorer settings
  3. Check Delete Personal Settings
  4. Select the Reset button. You may need to close any open Microsoft Edge browsers before this operation will complete
  5. Open Microsoft Edge

 
Keeping your Microsoft Edge browser up to date

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Internet Explorer 11

Please note that Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 are no longer supported by Microsoft.

 

As per Microsoft: "Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical supports and security updates. Internet Explorer 11 is the last version of Internet Explorer, and will continue to receive security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10." Internet Explorer End of Support for Older Versions | Windows for Business 

 

Internet 11 Browser Support

  1. Open the Internet Explorer browser
  2. Click the setting icon from the top right of the window
  3. Click Internet Options
  4. From the General tab, click Delete from the Browsing history section.
  5. Select the items that you want to delete by ensuring the check boxes are checked 
    Delete Browsing History Options in IE 11
  6. Click Delete

 

Reset Browser

  1. Select the Advanced tab on the window that appears
  2. Select the Reset option at the bottom of the page
    IE > Internet Properties > Advanced > Resetr Internet Explorer settings
  3. Check Delete Personal Settings
  4. Select the Reset button. You may need to close any open Internet Explorer browsers before this operation will complete
  5. Open Internet Explorer

 

You can update your Microsoft Internet Explorer to the latest version by following the instructions here.

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Firefox

Firefox Browser Support

  1. Open your Firefox browser
  2. Select the Open Menu button at the top-right of the Firefox window

 

Clear Browsing History

  1. Select History
  2. Select Clear Recent History
  3. Select desired time range (Everything will clear all browsing history)
  4. Select Clear Now

 

Reset Browser

  1. Select Open Help Menu near the bottom-right of the Menu window
    Customize Firefox Internet browser options
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information
  3. Click on the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page
    Refresh Firefox Internet Browser
  4. Select Refresh Firefox in the confirmation window
  5. Firefox will restart

 

You can update your Firefox browser to the latest version by following the instructions here.

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Google Chrome

Google Chrome Browser Support

 

  1. Open your Google Chrome browser
  2. Press the Control (Ctrl), Shift and Delete keys on your keyboard simultaneously to bring up your browsing history
  3. Check all boxes
  4. Click on the Clear Browsing Data button
  5. Close, and then re-open Google Chrome

 

Reset Google Chrome - clear browsing data

 

You can ensure that your Google Chrome browser is up to date by following the instructions here.

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Safari

Safari Browser Support

  1. Open your Safari browser
  2. Click on the Safari option

Safari Browser


Clear Browsing History

  1. Select Clear History and Website Data
  2. Click Clear History on the next window

 

Reset Browser

  1. Select Preferences
  2. Navigate to the Privacy tab
  3. Click Remove All Website Data
  4. Click Remove Now in the confirmation window
  5. Safari will restart automatically

 
You can ensure that your Safari browser is up to date by following the instructions here.

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Browser Support Error (Compatibility View Settings)

The Browser Support error seen while trying to access a Shaw website or service suggests that your Internet browser is out of date, and will need to be updated before you can continue. The reason that this occurs is that many webpages, including Shaw.ca, are optimized for the most current browser versions available.

Internet browser support options

 

If you are using an older browser, you may also find that it does not meet the minimum security requirements to contact Shaw customer care using chat or email, and you may receive the following message when attempting to contact Shaw Customer Care through either of these methods:
 
“Your web browser lacks basic security requirements. This may have a negative impact on your Chat experience. Please upgrade your browser to the latest version or enable all SSL and TLS options in your browser settings”
 
If you have encountered either of these error messages, please click the relevant link on the Browser Support page, if applicable, or download the latest version of your browser here:

 

Internet Explorer LogoInternet Explorer*

Firefox LogoFirefox
Google Chrome LogoGoogle Chrome

Safari LogoSafari

 

You can also find instructions for updating your browser here.

 

*Internet Explorer Compatibility View Settings
 
If you are currently using Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10 and are still unable to view this page you may need to disable the default compatibility view settings. To do this you will need to:
Please note that Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 are no longer supported.
 
Internet Explorer 8:

  1. Open your Internet Explorer browser
  2. Click on Tools in the top right corner of your browser
  3. Select Compatibility View Settings
  4. Remove the check mark next to Display all websites in compatibility view
  5. Ensure that no Shaw.ca websites are included in the Websites you've added to compatibility view window
  6. Select Close and then refresh the Shaw.ca page you are trying to view (F5 on your keyboard)
     
display all websites in compatibility view

 

 Internet Explorer 9:
Please note that Internet Explorer 9 is no longer supported.

  1. Open your Internet Explorer browser
  2. Go to the Shaw.ca page that you would like to view (for example: www.shawconnect.ca)
  3. Click on the Compatibility View icon in the address bar of your browser to disable compatibility view settings on this page (setting disabled when not blue in colour. Example below)
Compatibility View icon

 

Internet Explorer 10:
Please note that Internet Explorer 10 is no longer supported.

  1. Open your Internet Explorer browser
  2. Go to the Shaw.ca page you would like to view (for example: www.shawconnect.ca)
  3. Click on the Compatibility View icon in the address bar of your browser to disable compatibility view on this page (setting disabled when not solid colour. Example below)
Compatibility View icon in IE 10

 

Internet Explorer 11:

  1. Open your Internet Explorer browser
  2. Open your browser settings menu by clicking on the settings icon
  3. Select Compatibility View Settings
  4. Enter Shaw.ca into the "Add this website" field
  5. Click Add
    Change Compatibility View Settings

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