FoxTALE Choosing your Browser

What is FoxTALE?

FoxTALE, Fox Teaching and Learning Environment, is George Fox’s system for presenting course-related materials and activities online.  

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Choosing a Browser

FireFox is the recommended web browser for FoxTALE.  You can download a free copy of Mozilla FireFox at http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/fx/.   

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Macintosh Users

Please note that Safari is not supported for FoxTALE.  

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PC Users

Internet Explorer and Chrome work for most functions in FoxTALE, but FireFox is recommended as with the newer Edge for Windows 10.

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Configuring Your Browser

For optimal FoxTALE performance, you will need to configure pop-up blockers and cache in your browser.

Pop-Up Blockers  

Check that your computer is not blocking pop-up windows from the FoxTALE site. Depending on which browser you are using, you can add http://foxtale.georgefox.edu to your trusted sites.

Firefox Instructions for PC
  1. Select Firefox > Options >, and click on Content.
    Firefox Settings
  2. If Block pop-up windows is checked, then click the Exceptions button to the right of Block pop-up windows.  For the address of the web site, type http://foxtale.georgefox.edu or *.georgefox.edu for all George Fox sites, and click Allow.

Content Settings in Firefox

Allowing Specific Sites in Firefox

  1. Click Close, and click OK.    
Firefox Instructions for Mac
  1. Select Firefox > Preferences, and click on Content.
  2. If Block pop-up windows is checked, then click the Exceptions button to the right of Block pop-up windows.  For the address of the web site, type http://foxtale.georgefox.edu or *.georgefox.edu for all George Fox sites, and click Allow.
  3. Click the red X in the upper left corner to close the Allowed Sites window, and click the red X in the upper left corner to close the Content window.
Internet Explorer Instructions for PC
  1. Select Tools (gear icon in the upper right corner) > Internet Options, click on the Security tab, then click on Trusted Sites.

Settings in Internet Explorer

  1. In Trusted Sites, click Sites, and remove the tick from the box next to Require server verification (https) for all sites in this zone.
  2. Under Add this Website to the zone: type http://foxtale.georgefox.edu or *.georgefox.edu for all George Fox sites.  Click Add, then click Close and click OK again.

Cache (or Temporary Internet Files) Settings  

Set your browser to refresh pages more frequently.  FoxTALE will more easily show the newest versions of web pages.

Firefox Instructions for PC
  1. Select Firefox  > Options, and click the Advanced tab.

FireFox Settings

  1. Click the Network tab.
  2. In the Cached Web Content section, tick the box for Override automatic cache management.  Enter the number 2 for Limit cache to 2 MB of space.
  1. Click OK.
Firefox Instructions for Mac
  1. Select Firefox > Preferences, and click the Advanced link. This will open a new tab or page.
  2. Click the Network tab.
  3. In the Cached Web Content section, tick the box for Override automatic cache management.  Enter the number 2 for Limit cache to 2 MB of space.
  4. Click the X in the tab to close the Preferences/Advanced window.
Internet Explorer Instructions for PC
  1. Select Tools (gear icon in the upper right corner) > Internet Options, and click the General tab.

Internet Explorer Settings

  1. Under Browsing history, click the Settings button.
  2. For Check for newer versions of stored pages, click Every time I visit the web page.

Click OK, and click OK again.

Questions? Contact the Service Desk | servicedesk@georgefox.edu | 503-554-2569