How do I set up my Google Chrome browser?

Google Chrome is one of the browsers that IDEXX Animana supports. When set up correctly it will greatly improve the user experience of IDEXX Animana.

Before you start

  • This article will explain how to set up your browser, it will not provide detailed instructions on how to set up silent printing. If you need more information about that topic, please read this article.

Install Google Chrome

  1. Download Google Chrome for free by clicking here.
  2. Click on the Download button and agree to the terms and conditions by clicking Accept and Install.
  3. An installation file will be downloaded, open this file to start the installation.
  4. Once the installation has started, the browser will be downloaded:

  5. Once the download is finished the installation will begin and will notify you once it is complete. Click Close.

Ensuring Chrome is the default browser

  1. Let’s make sure that Google Chrome is your default browser. Each operating system works a bit different when it comes to setting a default browser. Please select which one applies to you.
    Open the Start menu, type in Default and select Default programs:
    A window will open, click on Set your default programs:

    Select Google Chrome on the left side of this window:Click on Set this program as default to make Chrome your default browser:

    Open the Start menu, type in Default and select Default app settings:
    Browse to the section “Web Browser”  and click on the icon below:

    Select Google Chrome from this list:

    Now you are all set.

    Click on the Apple Icon at the top-left corner > System Preferences
    Click on General:

    Make sure the Default web browser is set to Google Chrome.app:

Making Animana your homepage

  1. Click on the menu icon (  ) at the top-right corner of Chrome.
  2. Click Settings
  3. Scroll down to the “On startup” section and select the radio button which says Open a specific page or set of pages:

  4. Click Add a new page
  5. Type in (or copy and paste):
    https://login.animana.com

    in the URL field and click Add

  6. The URL will be added as shown in the image below:

    Next time Google Chrome is opened, Animana will automatically be opened.

Ensuring pop-ups from Animana are allowed

  1. Click on the menu icon –   at the top-right corner of Chrome.
  2. Type in “pop” in the search bar at the top:

  3. Click Content settings:

  4. Click Popups:

  5. Click on Add at the “Allow” section of the page:

  6. Type in (or copy and paste):
    [*.]animana.com

    and click Add

Disabling the password management functionality

At IDEXX Animana we take Cyber Security very seriously, that’s why we advise taking precautions against unwanted access. This next set of instructions will explain how to disable the password management functionality in Chrome, this means that the browser will not automatically fill in your password details when you arrive at Animana.

  1. Click on the menu icon –   at the top-right corner of Chrome.
  2. Type in “password” in the search at the top of the browser:

  3. Click Manage passwords:

  4. Click on the slide to disable the password functionality:

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