Control the display of a published webpage RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All!!

    Quick question here from a noob...

    I work in developmental software as a UAT tester. There are several servers that display our content in varrious stages of our testing phase. Dev, Intergration, Test, Stage and Production servers. I am mostly concerned with the content on the Test server but I have to jump to the Int and Dev servers from time to time... the thing is - besides the URL to get to our product portals, they all look alike... It sometimes gets a little confusing if Im jumping back and forth from server to server and I was hoping to find a quick solution to control the display of the portal pages in my browser with out having to request a change of coding (that wont be honored anyway) - soooooo - my question is: is there a way to have IE set a certain look of a page that I can easily tell which server Im on at a glance that wont effect anything except my display and that will presist after I close the browser for that session?

    Does that even make sense?

    Thanks in advance

    Thursday, January 23, 2014 5:53 PM


  • Hi,

    You did not mention your windows version.

    Windows 7 and earlier has a Classic Windows Desktop theme..... Enabling the Classic Windows theme instead of an Aero theme, the full url of a tabs location will be displayed in the Title bar area of the Ie window/tab(s).

    Alternatively you can hover your mouse over a tab leaf to display its full location and title.

    View>Status bar... to display the bottom status bar which will display the url of hyperlinks and scripted links when you hover over them.

    Use File>New Session to open multiple accounts at the same portal on the one machine.

    Ask your developers to add an about box to their web apps.


    Friday, January 24, 2014 12:43 AM