Chrome question


Vicki W
 

Hi,
 
What is Chrome Legacy?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


LaTour, Mark
 

I love that kind of question. Straight to the point. No bullshit.

 

From: jfw-users@groups.io [mailto:jfw-users@groups.io] On Behalf Of Vicki W
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2022 10:42 AM
To: JAWS
Subject: [jfw-users] Chrome question

 

Hi,

 

What is Chrome Legacy?

 

Thanks.

 

Vicki

 


Vicki W
 

It's a rather silly question, but I was in a hurry and when I opened a webpage, I got a chrome legacy alert. I Googled it and still wanted a little more info as to why.
 
Vicki
 

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Sent: Friday, June 10, 2022 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [jfw-users] Chrome question

I love that kind of question. Straight to the point. No bullshit.

 

From: jfw-users@groups.io [mailto:jfw-users@groups.io] On Behalf Of Vicki W
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2022 10:42 AM
To: JAWS
Subject: [jfw-users] Chrome question

 

Hi,

 

What is Chrome Legacy?

 

Thanks.

 

Vicki

 


 

What, precisely, was the alert text?

My gut tells me you're somehow using a very out-of-date version of Chrome, but without explicit message text it's all shooting in the dark.
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


Vicki W
 


It just announced that Chrome Legacy was active. I checked my Chrome and it says Chrome is up to date
Version 102.0.5005.115 (Official Build) (64-bit)
 
No big deal unless I need to change something.
 
Vicki
 

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Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:25 AM
Subject: Re: [jfw-users] Chrome question

What, precisely, was the alert text?

My gut tells me you're somehow using a very out-of-date version of Chrome, but without explicit message text it's all shooting in the dark.
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


 

No, she is not, I get this all the time, but I am not sure what exactly it is, either. I’ll try to get some more information and post it here.

 

 

From: jfw-users@groups.io <jfw-users@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:25 AM
To: jfw-users@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jfw-users] Chrome question

 

What, precisely, was the alert text?

My gut tells me you're somehow using a very out-of-date version of Chrome, but without explicit message text it's all shooting in the dark.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


K0LNY
 


I'm guessing it is a version of Chrome that is like FireFox's ESR version, which works better because updates don't brake accessibility.
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: [jfw-users] Chrome question

No, she is not, I get this all the time, but I am not sure what exactly it is, either. I’ll try to get some more information and post it here.

 

 

From: jfw-users@groups.io <jfw-users@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:25 AM
To: jfw-users@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jfw-users] Chrome question

 

What, precisely, was the alert text?

My gut tells me you're somehow using a very out-of-date version of Chrome, but without explicit message text it's all shooting in the dark.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


 

Well, from what I've found it's a feature of Chrome that allows automatic switching to legacy browsers, typically Internet Explorer, for a specific list of URLs, and where if you navigate back from that URL you can be set up to automatically go back to Chrome.

This appears to be something more typically used in large enterprise settings.  They even mention the complete removal of IE this year and that the feature can now trigger Edge in IE Mode.

If you're not being "thrown out" of Chrome when that message appears then I would presume the instance of Chrome you're using is not completely configured for Chrome Legacy, which would be unsurprising for home users.  The funny thing is that Chrome's own documentation says this is enabled after a certain Chrome version that I've now forgotten, but without a list of URLs on which to apply it there really is no effect.

I've never encountered this, but I also use Google Chrome browser very sparingly these days, preferring other Chromium-based browsers.
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)