As Alma is a fully browser-based system, it is possible to use the product on multiple devices due to its responsive design. For the optimized experience desktop, laptop, and tablet are the recommended devices.
The Alma user interface is designed to work with the following screen resolutions and monitors:
- The Minimum recommended monitor size is 17”; 19” is preferable.
- The minimum required view port is 1024x768 (1280*800 recommended).
Alma is mostly responsive, but not optimized to be used on smartphones.
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|Microsoft® Internet Explorer®||
Starting from March 2021 release, Alma no longer supports the Internet Explorer® browser, including no longer fixing potential display and performance issues on IE.
|Microsoft® Edge||Microsoft® Edge is certified as a successor for Internet Explorer®.
Ex Libris makes every effort to test and certify the most recent stable version of Edge on an ongoing basis.
|Mozilla® Firefox®||Ex Libris makes every effort to test and certify the most recent stable version of Firefox on an ongoing basis.
In addition, Mozilla offers an Extended Support Release (ESR), based on the official release of Firefox for desktops, for use by organizations—including schools, universities, businesses, and others who need extended support for mass deployments.
Ex Libris will make every effort to test and certify the latest ESR version, after the overlap period between the older and newer ESR version is over.
|Google Chrome™||As with Firefox, Ex Libris makes every effort to test and certify the most recent stable version of Chrome™ on an ongoing basis.
Google Chrome applies updates automatically.
Safari is certified both for Apple OS and Ipad in Landscape orientation, and for Mac operation system.
As with the other browsers, Ex Libris makes every effort to test and certify the most recent stable version of Safari on an ongoing basis.
- For staff users, Alma certifies browsers whose total usage (across all versions) exceeds 20% for a certain time, based on industry usage statistics.
- Browser certification for Analytics may not be as updated as browser certification for Alma (since Analytics is using Oracle OBIEE), although we strive to ensure that updates for Alma are applied to Analytics as soon as possible.