Cannot get the basic automation to work

I received my Foundation level certification a long time ago, doing a refresher for my new job next month.

https://docs.uipath.com/studio/standalone/2023.4/user-guide/creating-basic-process

Cannot get that to work. Firstly, why is IE even being mentioned? Chrome is the most popular browser so that should be default or have more than one download depending on which browser I install the UiPath extension on.

This example should run glitch free for anybody. I have a BCS, one course away from my MSCS so I’m not a non-technical person and I find this tedious.

The browser did launch but I get a broswer failed to launch error

23.4.1+Branch.master.Sha.43c76fe6d960fdc239be3af93d0fd47b8ca81224

Source: Use Browser IE: Advanced Automation Software, RPA Tools - Studio | UiPath

Message: The browser failed to launch.

Exception Type: UiPath.UIAutomationNext.Exceptions.UiAutomationException

UiPath.UIAutomationNext.Exceptions.UiAutomationException: The browser failed to launch. —> System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: 0x800402A5 at UiPath.UiBrowserClass.Open(String bstrURL, String bstrCmdLineArgs, UiBrowserFlags flag)
at UiPath.UIAutomationNext.Services.DriverBrowserService.StartBrowserFromUiBrowser(IOpenBrowserRequest request, String arguments)
at UiPath.UIAutomationNext.Services.DriverBrowserService.<>c__DisplayClass14_0.<b__0>d.MoveNext()
— End of inner exception stack trace —
at UiPath.UIAutomationNext.Extensions.ExceptionExtensions.GetFriendly(COMException comException)
at UiPath.UIAutomationNext.Extensions.ExceptionExtensions.ThrowFriendly(COMException comException)
at UiPath.UIAutomationNext.Services.DriverBrowserService.<>c__DisplayClass14_0.<b__0>d.MoveNext()
— End of stack trace from previous location —
at UiPath.UIAutomationNext.Services.DriverApplicationService.StartBrowserAsync(ITargetApp target, CardTimeouts timeouts, CancellationToken token)
at UiPath.UIAutomationNext.Services.DriverApplicationService.ActivateBrowser(ITargetApp target, CancellationToken token)
at UiPath.UIAutomationNext.Services.DriverApplicationService.ActivateApplicationAsync(ITargetApp target, CancellationToken token)
at UiPath.UIAutomationNext.Activities.NApplicationCard.GetMainWindowByTargetApp(ActivityContext context, ITargetApp targetApp, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
at UiPath.UIAutomationNext.Activities.NApplicationCard.GetRuntimeData(ActivityContext context, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
at UiPath.UIAutomationNext.Activities.NApplicationCard.ExecuteAsync(NativeActivityContext context, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
at UiPath.Shared.Activities.AsyncTaskNativeImplementation.BookmarkResumptionCallback(NativeActivityContext context, Object value)
at UiPath.Shared.Activities.AsyncTaskNativeActivity.BookmarkResumptionCallback(NativeActivityContext context, Bookmark bookmark, Object value)
at UiPath.Shared.Activities.ContinuableAsyncNativeActivity.BookmarkResumptionCallback(NativeActivityContext context, Bookmark bookmark, Object value)
at System.Activities.Runtime.BookmarkCallbackWrapper.Invoke(NativeActivityContext context, Bookmark bookmark, Object value)
at System.Activities.Runtime.BookmarkWorkItem.Execute(ActivityExecutor executor, BookmarkManager bookmarkManager)

Got it to work but no UTF-8 or Unicode for East Asian languages (can’t remember the encoding but this is sad as it should be default).

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That’s strange it was all mumbo jumbo while typing then if I click Save and reopen it then it’s fine.