ScriptX, the world’s favorite add-on for controlling the printing of browser-hosted content, will work seamlessly with Internet Explorer 11 on the new Windows 10 operating system.
Windows 10 includes two browsers as standard – Internet Explorer (IE) 11 and Microsoft Edge (previously known as Spartan). The Microsoft Edge browser does not support ActiveX Controls and currently has no extensibility model. Consequently, ScriptX and control of the printing process is not supported by Microsoft Edge. However users upgrading to Windows 10 can continue to use IE 11 for the foreseeable future to manage and control the printing of browser-based content.
ScriptX versions 7.6 onwards are compatible with IE 11 on Windows 10, providing a stable browser that can be relied upon to provide a first class experience to users. ScriptX will therefore continue to work effectively, providing the scripted control of printing that companies and users require on Windows 10. To achieve full compatibility, developers will need to meet certain, straightforward installation requirements, details of which can be found here.
Mead & Co will closely monitor the development of the Microsoft Edge browser and its extensibility model. If and when those developments occur it will look at how they can be leveraged to provide scripted control of the print process from Microsoft Edge.
From January 2016 IE 11 will be the only version of Internet Explorer supported by Microsoft on Windows 7/8.1. Consequently, Mead & Co recommends that all Windows 7/8 desktops running ScriptX should be upgraded to IE 11 sooner rather than later.
ScriptX 7.6 is a required upgrade for users running IE 11 on Windows 10. Existing licensees can download and deploy the ScriptX 7.6 binaries free of charge by visiting the Mead & Co customer portal. The free ‘basic’ version of the software can be downloaded from the ScriptX download page.