Google Chrome in PSDesktop-New

The Google Chrome web browser is available on PSDesktop-New.

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The addition of Chrome does not affect the use of applications while using PSDesktop-New, and there is no functionality that requires the use of Chrome. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions section for additional information on Chrome.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use Chrome in PSDesktop-New?

Can I use both Chrome and Internet Explorer?

Can I run two PeopleSoft Sessions by running one in Internet Explorer and one in Chrome?

Can I make Chrome my default browser?

How do I set Chrome as my default browser?

Why do I have to set Chrome as my default browser every time I log into Citrix?

Can I save bookmarks in Chrome?

If I create bookmarks in Chrome, will they persist for future Citrix sessions?

How can I import my Internet Explorer Favorites to become Chrome Bookmarks?

How can I sync my bookmarks and other Chrome settings with my on-line Google Chrome account?

I had a problem with Chrome displaying a web page, what should I do?

 


 

How do I use Chrome in PSDesktop-New?

  • Chrome can be used by simply double-clicking the desktop icon or selecting Google Chrome from the program menu. Once Chrome is running it works the same as it does on your local computer and you can type or paste links into Chrome.

Can I use both Chrome and Internet Explorer?

  • Yes, there are no known issues with running both browsers simultaneously.

Can I run two PeopleSoft Sessions by running one in Internet Explorer and one in Chrome?

  • Yes, if you run one PeopleSoft session in Internet Explorer and another in Chrome both will be fully functional and fully independent of each other.  If you launch PeopleSoft with the PS Launcher application, it will always launch in Internet Explorer.

Can I make Chrome my default browser?

  • Yes, but with the following caveat. The default browser setting will only last for the duration of the Citrix session in which the default browser setting was changed.

How do I set Chrome as my default browser?

  • Please note that the procedure provided for setting the default browser will have to be performed each time a new Citrix session is started. There is no way to have the default browser setting retained between Citrix sessions.
     
  1. Open Chrome
  2. Close Chrome
  3. Open Chrome a second time. This will result in a message appearing in the upper left of the Chrome window as shown in the below image.

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  1. Click the “set as default” button. Next, you will see:

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  1. Click Google Chrome to make Chrome your default browser, but only for the remainder of the current Citrix session.
  2. Close the “Choose default apps” window.

Why do I have to set Chrome as my default browser every time I log into Citrix?

  • The manner in which Microsoft Windows manages Citrix roaming user profiles results in the default browser setting being lost upon logout. Once the default browser setting is lost, Windows uses Internet Explorer as the default browser.

Can I save bookmarks in Chrome?

  • Yes.   To create a new bookmark browse to the desired site, then click the menu in the upper right, then “Bookmarks”, and then “Bookmark this page…”

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If I create bookmarks in Chrome, will they persist for future Citrix sessions?

  • Yes.

How can I import my Internet Explorer Favorites to become Chrome Bookmarks?

  • From within Chrome, select “Import bookmarks and settings…” as depicted below:
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Make sure that “Favorites/Bookmarks” is selected in the window below.You can also choose whether to import your Internet Explorer “Browsing history”, “Saved passwords”, or “Search engines”.Once you have made your selections below, click “Import”:

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How can I sync my bookmarks and other Chrome settings with my on-line Google Chrome account?

  • Click “Sign in to Chrome” as shown below:
     
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  • After you click “Sign in to Chrome”, you will need to create a Google Account if you do not already have one, and then log on to your Google Account.    Once logged on to your Google Account, click “Turn on” to sync with a list of bookmarks that Google maintains on-line for you.   Note that we do not require that you use the “Sign in to Chrome” feature.  It is strictly optional.

I had a problem with Chrome displaying a web page, what should I do?

  • Try the same site with Internet Explorer. If the problem persists, please report the issue to the Help Desk.