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Computing HelpDesk Hours:

Phone: 540-568-3555
Mon-Thu: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

See exceptions and details



Macintosh Browser Page

The table below shows various Macintosh browser and their compatibility with Information Systems Applications.

Click here to return to the Browser Tutorial page

The latest Safari and Firefox browsers are the JMU Recommended Browsers for Macintosh.

Browser Name / Mac OS version: Support Level MyMadison compatability Works for e-Grading
Grade Entry on MyMadison
Works for Webmail Works with eVA
A current version of Safari on a current version of Mac OS X.
The current version of Safari is supported by MyMadison. Supported. Users need to turn off pop-up blocker and clear cache, then close/restart Safari to ensure functionality. Yes Yes Use Firefox.
Firefox
(latest version:
go to Help/Check for Updates in Firefox)
Firefox (latest version) is supported by MyMadison.
Known Issues
Supported. Users need to turn off pop-up blocker and clear cache, then close/restart Firefox to ensure functionality.
Known Issues
Yes
Known Issues
Yes Browser Settings for Firefox when using eVA

Please visit http://www.jmu.edu/computing/support/software/index.shtml#macswtable to see the software for Macintosh, including browsers, recommended by JMU Information Technology.

Known Firefox Issues


 Important Note for MyMadison Users on Mac:
 !   When using the "Grades Upload" feature in MyMadison with Safari on OS X 10.3 Panther, the user must set the cookies as follows:
  1. Select the Safari menu and choose Preferences (or use Command comma).
  2. Select the Security Pane.
  3. Select the Always radio button under Accept Cookies.
  4. Close the Preferences pane.

While the Firefox browser works without changing this setting, it is not supported by JMU IT for use on Macintosh. The recommendation is to change the setting as described above.

 !   When using the "Grades Upload" feature in MyMadison with Safari on Mac OS X, ensure that your file is saved as CSV (Windows) in Excel.