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web dynpro app - google chrome as default browser


I am trying to launch google chrome browser as default while testing my WD app thorough SE80 tran.

Previous posts suggested defining the chrome as default OS browser,

but SAP does not reffering to it and launches IE instead.

So far during debugging I noticed system checks refering to the browser, as javabeans and html.

One of the tests refer to ActiveX, and after changing the return parameter from X to initial,

Chrome (as my default browser) launched.

'C_GUI_SUPPORT' and other system functions are involved during the process,but I didnt find a way

to change user parameters or other settings so activeX eill be disabled,

or bypassing the IE and launching chrome.

Someone can assist please?

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    Apr 24, 2016 at 08:42 AM


    I found a way of configuration.

    SAP are using shared buffer with GUI settings internal table.

    Go to class cl_gui_frontend_services, look for method check_gui_support.

    There you will find the feature_tab, that control the gui behavior.

    2 important features controling the html display are under the saphtml component

    of that table - endsessionfeature and detachurlinbrowser.

    Changing those values from 'X' to initial bypass the IE hidden plugin of SE80,

    and launching your OS default browser. After making this, you should export the adjusted table

    to shared buffer with your own sessionID.

    This change is per SAP session, meaning each time programmer connecting,

    the change reset and should be repeated. By making it as BI or BG job,

    the browser configuration won't be so annoying.

    Hope it will help others. Thanks for the great will to help a fellow programmer 😊

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  • Apr 21, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    Hi Ami,

    Form my knowledge, Web Dynpro applications always run on your defaults browser of your machine.

    Meaning that if you make chrome your default browser it should open the applications in chrome.

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  • Apr 21, 2016 at 03:53 PM

    Hi Ami,

    This is not an Web Dynpro configuration, this is a behavior of how SAPGUI deals with any web application.

    However I could not find any way of configuring it, I will update this trend if I find any solution.

    I am afraid this cannot be changed.



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