Internet Explorer Configurations


  • Katalon Studio only supports Internet Explorer 9,10,11 in Windows.
  • You can configure Internet Explorer at the project level with desired capabilities here: Desired capabilities for IE.

To run tests on Internet Explorer (IE), you need the following setups:

  1. Enable Protected Mode must be disabled for all available zones. 

    To do so, choose Internet Options from Control Panel, then switch to the Security tab. Uncheck the Enable Protected Mode box.

    Uncheck the enable protecte mode box
  2. Zoom the IE browser to 100% so that native mouse events can be set to correct coordinates.

    Zoom browser to 100%
  3. For IE 11, you also need to set a registry entry on the target computer so that the driver can maintain a connection to the Internet Explorer instances. To do so, follow these steps:

    • To open the Registry Editor, type regedit into Command Prompt.

    • Locate the FEATURE_BFCACHE subkey. If you cannot find the FEATURE_BFCACHE subkey, create one.

      • For 32-bit Windows, the key is at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BFCACHE
      • For 64-bit Windows, the key is at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BFCACHE
    • Inside this subkey, create a DWORD value called iexplore.exe with the value of 0.

      Create DWORD value

Next step:

After setting up Internet Explorer, you can begin creating your first WebUI tests. You can refer to the following document for further details: