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Google Apps (TitanApps) Will No Longer Support Internet Explorer 8

Support ends January 15th

This notice is for Windows OS and those of you who choose to use Internet Explorer to access TitanApps (GMail). 

You can read the full notice from Google below.  The gist of it is that if you are using Internet Explorer version 8 to access TitanApps, you will need to switch to an alternative browser by January 15.

Please note that while Internet Explorer is recommended for administrative access to PeopleSoft/TitanWeb, it is NOT recommended for general internet browsing.  Mozilla Firefox is the supported alternative browser installed on all university computers.

Google is recommending use of their browser, Chrome.  While Chrome is not yet fully supported for use with campus online systems, such as TitanWeb or D2L, it is available for download to your computer as an alternative browser for TitanApps (GMail) and general browsing.


If you would like assistance with updating Firefox or installing Chrome, please contact the Help Desk at 424-3020.

Laura Knaapen
Director, Academic Computing
UW Oshkosh

Hello from Google,

On January 15, 2013, users accessing Google Apps using Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) will see the following changes:

- Gmail will automatically forward users to basic HTML view ( Users will have the option to revert to regular view for each login session.
- Users on IE8 can only compose email in Gmail using basic HTML. Features such as the new compose experience in Gmail will not work in IE8.
- Google Calendar will provide read-only access (
- Google Slides and Drawings will not be available (as has been the case since early 2011) .

Google Apps support for Microsoft IE8 was discontinued on November 15th, 2012, per the list of supported browsers ( Google Apps continues to fully support Microsoft IE9 and IE10 browsers.

If your users require IE8 or another unsupported browser, Google recommends a dual browser strategy for your organization. The unsupported browser can be used for legacy web applications while a second, modern web browser can provide a more optimized experience with websites and applications such as Google Apps.

Google Chrome is the only browser that supports the following advanced Google Apps functions:
- Offline support for Gmail, Calendar, and Drive
- Drag & drop into Gmail
- Copy/paste images into Gmail
- Email, calendar and chat notification popups
- Native printing in Google Docs
- Upload folders into Drive


The Google Apps Team