How To Disable Active Scripting in Internet Explorer

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You may wish to disable Active Scripting within the Internet Explorer browser for development or security purposes. This tutorial explains how it is done.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 1 Minute

Here's How:

  1. Open your Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Click on the Gear icon, also known as the Action or Tools menu, located in the upper right-hand corner of your browser window.
  3. A drop-down menu will now appear. Choose the option labeled Internet options.
  1. The Internet Options dialog will now appear, overlaying your main browser window. Click on the tab labeled Security.
  2. In the 'Select a zone' section, click on the option labeled Internet.
  3. In the 'Security level for this zone' section, click on the button labeled Custom Level....
  4. A Security Settings dialog will now appear. Scroll down until you reach the 'Scripting' section. Under the 'Active Scripting' header, select the radio button labeled 'Disable'. You can also choose to have IE ask you for permission each time a script attempts to run rather than disabling them all in one fell swoop. If you prefer this option, simply select the radio button labeled 'Prompt'.
  5. Click on the button labeled OK.
  6. A warning message may now appear asking 'Are you sure you want to change the security settings for this zone?' Click on the button labeled Yes.
  7. You will now be returned to the Internet Options dialog. Click on the button labeled OK.
  1. Restart your Internet Explorer browser.

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