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Edge Extension



The Edge extension can only be installed on Windows 10 versions 1803 and above.

Extension Fails to Install for a Different User

This issue appears after you install the Edge extension for a different user on the same machine, after it has been initially installed for another user. In this case, it is recommended to reinstall the Edge extension.

Starting a Job From Orchestrator Fails

On Windows logon, the Edge browser automatically starts as a background process. The extensions page is also loaded in the background, but is closed after several seconds. However, the extensions page is not reloaded when Edge is booted up, making extensions unusable.

There are two methods to deal with this situation:

  • Restart the Edge browser.
  • Set a default browser other than Edge.

The "htmlWindowName" Attribute is Not Validated

Selectors which contain the htmlWindowName attribute can not be validated. This is caused by a Windows known issue. Please note that this issue no longer occurs in Windows v1909 and greater.

Selectors Are Not Generated For Local Web Pages

If your process uses local web pages (files stored on the local machine) in Edge, selectors are not generated for any element on those pages. This is caused by a Windows known issue.

Imprecise Actions Performed by Type Activities

In particular cases, the Type Into, Type Secure Text, and Send Hotkey activities erroneously interact with their target elements. To prevent this, you need to enable the ClickBeforeTyping property.

As a general rule for browser automations, it is also recommended to enable the SimulateClick property for activities which perform click operations.

Updated 3 years ago

Edge Extension

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