Perhaps you may have noticed that some time ago Google Maps started to complain about the no longer supported browser version when using the "Log on Maps" function.
If you have no complaints - ignore the rest of this message!
This is what pops up (sorry for the Portuguese message - I am using a Portuguese Windows 10 version, but you certainly get the idea):
Though you can click away this message for now, it is annoying and it was worrying me that one day it would no longer work. So I tried to understand what was going on.
The answer is simple: my software uses the browser control provided by Visual Studio. It will emulate by default an old Internet Explorer version and Google Maps correctly flagged this version as not secure anymore.
The fix consists in adding a new entry to the Registry, telling the Browser Control to emulate the latest Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 browser:
- Open regedit.exe
- Go to: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION
- Add a new DWORD and name it "VMA Simple Spectrum Analyser.exe"
- Set its value to "11000" in decimal mode
- Restart the the VMA Simple Spectrum Analyser application