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Browser Configuration

The need for browser configuration: By default, Internet Browsers are configured to cache pages. In other words, your browser stores the pages you visit so the next time you visit the same page, it will load the page from memory rather than loading the page from the Web. One of the purposes of caching is to give the appearance that your browser is faster than it actually is, which is fine for many websites. But for dynamic pages such as post-judgment interest calculators, etc. you do not want your browser to load a cached (stored) page. If you are displaying a cached page calculations will probably be incorrect. The answer is configuring your Internet Browser to deal with dynamic websites so that every page is refreshed every time it is visited. It is also important that some features of your Internet Browser, such as cookies, javascript, and iFrames be enabled so that pages display properly.

Because there are numerous browsers, versions of browsers, and opeating systems the instructions below may differ slightly for the system installed on your computer. What you want to accomplish is to enable cookes, enable javascript, enable iFrames, refresh pages on every visit, and clear your browsers cache.

Please follow the instructions below to correctly configure your browser.

Browser Settings
*Internet Explorer
(PC only)

Procedure may vary slightly depending on your version of Internet Explorer.
Clear Browser Cache: Tools > Internet Options > Browsing History > Click "Delete". Click "Delete files" and "Delete history". OK and OK back to browser.
Enable Cookies: Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Advanced > Check "Override Automatic Cookie Handling (accept 1st party; Prompt 3rd party)" and check the option to always accept session cookies. OK and OK back to browser.
Enable Javascript: Tools > Internet Options > Security Tab > Internet > Custom Level > Scroll down to Scripting and enable "Active Scripting," "Allow Programmatic clipboard access," "Allow status bar updates via script," "Allow websites to prompt for information ...," and "Scripting of Java applets". OK back browser.
Get New Page Each Visit: Tools > Internet Options > General Tab > in Browsing history section, click the Settings button > select "Every time I visit the webpage." OK and OK back to browser.
Iframes: Tools > Internet Options > Security Settings > Custom Level > scroll down to Miscellaneous and enable “Launching programs and files in an IFRAME”. OK and OK back to browser.
Mozilla Firefox
(All systems)
NOTE: for Mac OS X browsers, access preferences via the Application Menu (ex. Firefox>Preferences).
Enable Cookies: Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies > select “Accept cookies from sites.” OK back to browser.
Enable Javascript: Tools > Options > Content > check the “Enable Javascript” box. OK back to browser.
Advanced JavaScript Settings : Tools > Options > Content > Click the "Advanced" button next to Enable JavaScript > check the "Change status bar text" box. OK and OK back to browser.
Get new page each visit: Tools > Options > Privacy > History tab: set “Remember Visited Pages for the Last 0 Days.” OK back to browser.
Clear Browser Cache: Tools > Options > Privacy > Private Data > click "Clear Now" button. OK back to browser.
Iframes/Cache: Type "about:config" in the location bar > Right-click "browser.cache.check_doc_frequency" > Choose "modify" from popup menu > Change value to "1" > Find "browser.frames.enabled" > Ensure value is "true" (if not, right-click and select "Toggle") > Find "browser.cache.disk.enable" > Ensure value is "false" (if not, right-click and select "Toggle").
Safari 1.2 & 2.0
(Mac Only)
All Settings: Safari Menu > Select "Reset Safari". From the menu, select the items you want to reset, and then click "Reset".

Safari Menu > Preferences > click Security icon > Check: Enable Plugins & Javascript. Accept Cookies > select "Only From Sites You Navigate To."
(All systems)
NOTE: Because Google Chrome is basically a stripped down version of Mozilla Firefox with few options to modify behavior it is not recommended. Google Chrome users are strongly encouraged to use Mozilla Firefox.
All Settings: Click the "Wrench" icon in the upper-right corner of browser.
Enable Cookies: Under the Hood > Privacy > Content Settings > select “Allow local data to be set.”
JavaScript: Under the Hood > JavaScript > select “Allow all sites to run JavaScript.”
Clear Browser Cache: Under the Hood > Privacy > click “Clear Browsing Data.”, select “from the beginning of time.”, check “Clear browsing history”, “Clear download history”, and “Empty the cache” then click “Clear Browsing Data.”.

And finally, please disable (turn off) your popup blocker on the NJN website.
Popups are necessary for the production of online documents.

*Note: Internet Explorer may report that you are putting your computer at risk by making changes to your browser configuration. This is not the case! The modifications simply enable you to accept first-party cookies (necessary to keep you logged in), enable Javascript (completely safe), enable iFrames (used by numerous websites), and refreshes your browser on each visit so that you are not viewing outdated information. If you are concerned about the Internet Explorer warnings, may we suggest using Firefox, which is a far superior browser.

If changes were made, close your browser, reopen it, and return to the site.

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