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Where is Active X "Enable"?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Ray, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Ray

    Ray Flightless Bird

    WindowsXP Pro Sp3 IE8

    When I try to download a program from a website I often get the message to click on the
    yellow bar. I am on my sixth computer and have never seen a yellow bar. There is a
    dialog bar telling me to click "here" because the site is trying to download a file. I
    click and the process starts but soon a new message says it cannot download the file. I
    have tried to locate where to enable Active X but "Help" and "Search" don't give me any
    information. I was told to try clicking on the Explorer icon "Properties" where there
    will be a check box to enable Active X. I do that but no Active X is listed.

    I have read pros and cons regarding the use of Active X but it looks like some sites won't
    run without it. How is a person to know?

    --
    Ray
    _________________________________________________
     
  2. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    Ray <rbarone@nwi.net> wrote:
    > I have read pros and cons regarding the use of Active X but it looks like some sites won't
    > run without it. How is a person to know?


    Use another browser, one that does not support Active X.
    (i.e. almost any other browser that is not MSIE)

    Then, see if your site still works.
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode?

    => Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
    Explorer (No add-ons).

    Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode [Applies to IE7 &
    IE8 in all OSS]
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx

    2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

    3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
    in the background when you installed IE8?

    4. Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Ray wrote:
    > WindowsXP Pro Sp3 IE8
    >
    > When I try to download a program from a website I often get the message to
    > click on the yellow bar. I am on my sixth computer and have never seen a
    > yellow bar. There is a dialog bar telling me to click "here" because the
    > site is trying to download a file. I click and the process starts but
    > soon
    > a new message says it cannot download the file. I have tried to locate
    > where to enable Active X but "Help" and "Search" don't give me any
    > information. I was told to try clicking on the Explorer icon "Properties"
    > where there will be a check box to enable Active X. I do that but no
    > Active X is listed.
    > I have read pros and cons regarding the use of Active X but it looks like
    > some sites won't run without it. How is a person to know?
     

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