IE Active Content Settings

Internet Explorer Windows problems and solutions

Sticky Note Errors
When using Internet Explorer in Windows, you may be prompted to allow or disallow scripts or allow active content when checking off-line HTML web pages. Something like 99% of all websites do run scripts of some kind and all Allwebco templates include scripts. You may want to change your IE browser settings.

See Instead…

You can change Internet Explorer advanced settings and enable running scripts. You will then no longer be prompted by your web browser to allow active content. Optionally, you can download another web browser like Firefox or Google Chrome for off-line testing.

Allowing active content on your local hard drive
Note: The following setting is not available in all versions of windows. See links above.

Open your Internet Explorer web browser. Select "Tools" on the menu, then select "Internet Options". Select the "Advanced" tab. Find the "Allow active content to run files on My Computer" tab and check this setting to on (this option may also be under "security").

Active X Controls

Notes from Microsoft Support:
Allwebco template user Randy Landgraf contacted Microsoft support and here is what they indicated:

Regarding "Security message when previewing files locally with JavaScript or Flash content" Sat, 15 Jan 2005:

When previewing files locally on your hard drive that contain active content (for example, JavaScript or Flash), the following security message appears in Internet Explorer's yellow Information Bar:

To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this file from showing active content that could access your computer. Click here for options ..."

Note: This security message only occurs if you are viewing files directly from your hard drive. For example, C:\myFiles\myFile.htm. This message does not occur if you use the http:// protocol to view your pages from either a local web server (http://localhost/myFile.htm) or remote web server ("

Summation from Randy Landgraf: Evidently, when the web site gets placed on the web with an http:// protocol, the browser does not display the blocked content message.

Related Topics:
Browser Compatibility
Editing .js Files in Windows

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