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Re: Finesse agents suffering from AutomaticTabDiscarding Chrome feature

At least for me, this bug is now visible.

Beginner

Re: Finesse agents suffering from AutomaticTabDiscarding Chrome feature

I have had quite a few problems with Chome and with Firefox when using finesse.  Things like the mouse stops being able to make selections in finesse.

2 days ago I started to use Opera.  I have not had any issues.  It may be something to check out.

Cisco Employee

Re: Finesse agents suffering from AutomaticTabDiscarding Chrome feature

Hi,

In which version you have observed this behavior?

 

Best Regards,

Rising star

Re: Finesse agents suffering from AutomaticTabDiscarding Chrome feature

I have ran into this problem on the UCCE side. It's extremely disruptive. Customer has moved to another browser for now
Beginner

Re: Finesse agents suffering from AutomaticTabDiscarding Chrome feature

Would running Finesse in its own window and configuring Chrome to open a new window instead of a tab help with this issue.

Re: Finesse agents suffering from AutomaticTabDiscarding Chrome feature

Its not just Chrome its FireFox as well version  69.0.1

 

This happens when an agent is idled on something, meeting, training, and most commonly Lunch and break. A majority of them occur when idled for breaks and lunches, but also when an agent has started the log out process. So I don’t think calls are being affected, just not accounting for the idle times.

Since it happens most frequently to Rebecca, I asked her what she was experiencing. When an agent comes back to their phone, Finesse has a message on the screen that says “Waiting to Reconnect” and will stay in that state until it reconnects, which can take 10 or 15 minutes. But if an agent refreshes the screen, they can log back in.

I looked at a report from September last year and found it was occurring then. I don’t know how far back, I didn’t notice it as a problem until I found it happened to Rebecca almost every break or lunch one week.

Here are a few examples of what status an agent was in when the Connection Failure occurred. As you can see it occurs with agents in various states, including Ready. Angela’s second example, while Talking, may have interrupted the call, but she doesn’t remember if it was after the call had ended.

 

Angela  2005 10/13/19 2:58:09 PM Ready 0:06:17
Angela  2005 10/13/19 3:04:26 PM Logout Connection Failure 0:00:00


Angela  2005 10/15/19 1:25:27 PM Talking 0:09:31
Angela  2005 10/15/19 1:34:58 PM Logout Connection Failure 0:00:00


Bobbie H 2125 10/15/19 2:43:47 PM Not Ready A Sign Out 0:01:03
Bobbie H 2125 10/15/19 2:44:50 PM Logout Connection Failure 0:00:00


Charles H 2163 10/16/19 10:17:33 AM Not Ready Lunch 0:32:56
Charles H 2163 10/16/19 10:50:29 AM Logout Connection Failure 0:00:00


Rebecca P 2123 10/16/19 2:00:34 PM Not Ready Break 0:02:55
Rebecca P 2123 10/16/19 2:03:29 PM Logout Connection Failure 0:00:00


Stacy M 2011 10/17/19 10:03:31 AM Not Ready Call Backs 1:16:23
Stacy M 2011 10/17/19 11:19:54 AM Logout Connection Failure 0:00:00

 

 

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VIP Advisor

Re: Finesse agents suffering from AutomaticTabDiscarding Chrome feature

Move to a next generation browser based app they said. It's better than CAD they said. Lies!

Anthony Holloway

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Beginner

Re: Finesse agents suffering from AutomaticTabDiscarding Chrome feature

can you share a little bit of history why they moved to Finesse and since what version they started? Sorry I'm new to contact center field
VIP Advisor

Re: Finesse agents suffering from AutomaticTabDiscarding Chrome feature

I don't know why they moved to Finesse, other than to follow industry trends for creating web apps. Software as a service man, it's all the rage!

The promise to us was that it would remove the headache of having to manage software installs on PCs. Except they forgot to mention the requirements for certificates, so now we have to manage certificates on PCs.

Another promise was to get rid of the operating system dependency, because it's just a website, however Cisco still dictates the supported operating systems for finesse,and truly, replacing that dependency with a browser version dependency is worse. It's actually harder to maintain the browser version and settings, than it is to maintain an OS.

The last promise was "high level of customization." However, most customers don't have what it takes to customize finesse. It's too complex. Leaving the real customization to companies like 2Ring who sell a whole new server, support contract, and another vendor to manage.

Cisco introduced Finesse in UCCX 10.0, and it was hot garbage. It could barely do more than login, go ready, and take an inbound call. To this day, it still lacks common features like showing the agent which queue the call came in on, or how long the caller waited to speak to the Agent. All things CAD did by default.

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Re: Finesse agents suffering from AutomaticTabDiscarding Chrome feature

Is there any logging on FF which shows this happening? Curious if there's a way to mitigate?

 

david

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Re: Finesse agents suffering from AutomaticTabDiscarding Chrome feature

I'm not sure about logging, but according to this article:

https://techdows.com/2019/05/how-to-stop-firefox-67-from-suspending-tabs.html

You use about:config and set browser.tabs.unloadOnLowMemory to false and restart the browser.

Apparently Mozilla is backing out of this change, due to poor implementation:

https://techdows.com/2019/06/mozilla-to-turn-off-tab-unloading-in-firefox-due-to-flaws-in-low-memory-detection.html

I'm going to build my own browser now...brb

Anthony Holloway

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Beginner

Re: Finesse agents suffering from AutomaticTabDiscarding Chrome feature

wow I have TAC case open due to Finesse v11.6 as we are using IE for Finesse agents and was advised to use FF. Great day.

Contributor

Re: Finesse agents suffering from AutomaticTabDiscarding Chrome feature

I can't say for certain, but if you're using Firefox 69, that means you're using the non-ESR (aka regular) version. There are several instances where Cisco specifies using the ESR version, so you might want to give that a try to see if it makes a difference in this case/behavior. Here's the compatibility matrix about it for instance.

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/voice_ip_comm/cust_contact/contact_center/icm_enterprise/ucce_compatibility/matrix/ucce_11_6_x_compat.html#Supported_Browsers

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Re: Finesse agents suffering from AutomaticTabDiscarding Chrome feature

Here's hoping that no one on this thread had to deal with this issue.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/15/20966237/google-chrome-white-tab-screen-crash-experiment-it-admins

VIP Advisor

Re: Finesse agents suffering from AutomaticTabDiscarding Chrome feature

Wow. Turn off automatic updates.

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