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BusinessObjects: Macintosh Workstation Requirements

BusinessObjects XI 3.1 is supported for Safari with Macintosh OS X. Below you will find information about browser and Java plug-in compatibility.

Required Safari Browser Settings

Safari is the only vendor-supported Mac browser. However, some users, especially those with Java 8 installed, find that Firefox works well.

Before running BusinessObjects XI 3.1 for the first time, you will need to adjust a few browser settings. These adjusted settings enable you to print reports or save them to Excel, and to turn off pop-up blockers.

Start by opening Safari and selecting Safari > Preferences.

  • To turn off the pop-up blocker, click the Security icon. Verify that Block pop-up windows is unchecked.
  • Click the Privacy icon. Verify that Never is selected under Block Cookies.
  • Click the General icon. Verify that Open "safe" files after downloading is checked.

Follow the Macintosh: XI 3.1 Browser Settings document for detailed step-by-step instruction.


Java Plug-in Information (Web Intelligence Modify mode only)

Full-access WebI users require a Java plug-in. Java 7 is supported for Safari 7.

If you don't have a Java plug-in already, it will be downloaded the first time you run BusinessObjects XI 3.1.

For some versions of Java, a screen of maize and blue graphics displays when you create or run a BusinessObjects report. To fix this:

  1. Navigate to Applications > Utilities.
  2. Double-click Java Preferences.
  3. In the Java Preferences window, click the Advanced tab
  4. Navigate to Verify mixed security code (sandboxed vs. trusted).
  5. Select the "Enable – run with protections, no warnings" option

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