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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"Internet Explorer restricted this webpage from running scripts on ActiveX controls" Stop IE warning messages for good in regedit

Are you fed up with warning messages such as,

"Internet Explorer restricted this webpage from running scripts on ActiveX controls"

"An add-on for this website failed to run. Check security settings in Internet options for potential conflicts"


You can turn off these warnings permanently. The security set by Internet Explorer is not replicated in other browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Opera, so why worry about turning it off?


Do this.


STEP 1.

Click "start".

Type "regedit" in "Start Search".
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STEP 2.

You will see "Computer" and when you click that you will see a list of folders:

The two important folders are,

HKEY_CURENT_USER and
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Let's deal with the first folder.

Open each of the following folders to get to the "exe" file by clicking the "" sign on the left of each of them:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWN


Click the folder "FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWN"
You will see a couple of files on the right.
Right click "iexplorer.exe"
Left click "Modify"
You will see a "1" there. Change it to "0".
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STEP 3.

Now let's deal with the second folder.

Open each of the following folders to get to the "exe" files:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
\FeatureControl\FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWN


Click the folder "FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWN"
You will see about 8 files on the right.
Change the following four files from "1" to "0" as you did in STEP 2:
(Right click "wmplayer.exe" for example. Left click "Modify" You will see a "1" there. Change it to "0")
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"msimn.exe" may not be there. If it isn't don't worry about it. Just change the other three files. It will work anyway.

Note: You will have to do this again after about 3 months, especially it you use a registry cleaner. Don't use them!


restricted from running regedit

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

An add-on failed to run

When you see the message "An add-on failed to run on this website" or something similar depending on which version of Internet Explorer you are using go to,

"Tools", "Internet Options", "Security" tab, "Custom level..."

Select "Medium". Click "Reset".

Change the settings to look like this,

Click "OK", then "OK" again.

Close Internet Explorer. Some of the new settings will be reset by IE. Don't worry the ones you need will stay changed.

Restart IE. Enter an About website URL.

This is the main site for the problem.

The site should open without the warning because the Flash on the site should now be working.

Unfortunately, this will not always work for IE8. However, It will always work for IE9 Beta.


Installing Adobe Macromedia Shockwave Player for Mozilla Firefox
Installing Adobe Macromedia Shockwave Player for Internet Explorer
Installing Macromedia Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer
Installing Macromedia Adobe Flash Player for Mozilla Firefox
Installing a Program to Run SWF Files
Disabling UAC for a Program

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

"Internet Explorer restricted this webpage from running scripts on ActiveX controls" Previewing a website

This is another "bug" that Internet Explorer has that is not a problem for other web browsers.

When you preview a webpage from a website building program you get this message:

"Internet Explorer restricted this webpage from running scripts on ActiveX controls"

Some webbuilding programs, for example WYSIWYG Web Builder, allow you to add "lines" to the HTML of the webpage you have built.

Go to "Page" then "Page HTML"

Choose the "Start of Page" tab.

Type
Click "OK".

It doesn't matter that it is above the command line

When you preview it next time the warning will not happen.

Note: It is safe to have this line in your webpage HTML, so you can happily upload it to your website: it is called the Mark of the Web (MOTW).

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Your security settings do not allow websites to use ActiveX controls installed on your computer

The Internet Explorer (versions 7 and 8) yellow warning line shows up at the top of some websites with this message:

"Your security settings do not allow websites to use ActiveX controls installed on your computer" or

"An add-on for this website failed to run. Check the security settings in Internet..."

They both mean the same thing: Adobe software will not run.


You can pull your hair out with this one. Try going to the "Security" tab and enabling ActiveX settings. Even with the correct settings the same thing happens.

Hold on. There is an answer. Go to "Tools", "Internet Options". Click the "Advanced" tab. Click the "Reset" button. Then click the "Reset" button that comes up in a small window.


This will...

• Disable toolbars and add-ons

• Delete temporary internet files, webpage history, cookies, web forms information and passwords.

• Reset default web browser settings, search providers and home pages.




Don't worry, Restart IE. Go to "Tools", "Manage Add-ons", and "Enable or Disable Add-ons"

Your add-ons are still there. Enable them.

When you go to sites that need a name and password sign in, you will have to re-enter them. You only have to do it once for each site.


Note. It would be advi
sable to uninstall Adobe Shockwave Player and Adobe Flash Player before you reset IE.

Read these two articles,

Installing Adobe Shockwave Player...

Installing Adobe Flash Player....

Be sure you install Adobe Flash Player before you install Adobe Shockwave Player after the reset of IE. This is important.

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