Setting the GeoSetter Web Browser Version

Setting the GeoSetter Web Browser Version

The map in the wonderful program GeoSetter[a] has started showing an error message saying that the Google Maps JavaScript API isn't supported on the browser. This is because GeoSetter uses an embedded browser, which unfortunately defaults to a very old version of Internet Explorer. However, by editing the Windows Registry, we can force the embedded browser to default to a newer version.

  1. Press Win+R, type regedit.exe and press enter.

  2. Navigate to Computer\​HKEY_CURRENT_USER\​Software\​Microsoft\​Internet Explorer\​Main\​FeatureControl\​FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION

  3. Right-click in the right-side panel and select New

  4. Select DWORD

  5. Enter GeoSetter.exe as the name.

  6. Double-click on the name, and enter 2af9 as the value. (See Browser Emulation[b] for an explanation of the value.)

When done, you should have something that looks like this:

Note that you may have other values here as well. That's fine, as long as the GeoSetter.exe value is there, everything is as it should be.

2017-11-21, updated 2017-11-22