Enhanced Browser (Updated)
Prior to version 3.7, the Enhanced Browser
in SynaMan was implemented as a Java Applet,
which relied on the browser's support for a Java Plugin. Following
problems exist with Java Applets.
- They are notorious when comes to browser's security and as a result, many companies do not allow
their employees to run Applets.
- Newer browsers like Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome have decided not to support them anymore. Additionally,
Firefox will disable it by end of 2016.
- Oracle has decided to stop
in their next release
Staring from version 3.7, the Enhanced Browser is implemented using Java Web Start, which is the recommended technology
by Oracle. It provides the following benefits.
- Supported by Oracle.
- No dependency on browsers. This means it works with Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Mozilla Firefox.
- You can run it outside a browser as a regular application. This is done by downloading the *.jnlp file and running
it a later time.
- The application is digitally signed by Synametrics Technologies, Inc. Newer operating system will prevent users from
running applications that are not digitally signed.
Forcing SynaMan to use Applet
Although version 3.7 will use this newer technology by default, there is a way to rollback to Java Applet using the