Help with Internet Explorer 7, the default AOL browser

Microsoft, in their enthusiasm to tighten up security in their newest browser, has jam-packed IE version 7 with many new safeguards. Unfortunately, one of these default settings stops any scripts from running on your local drive or from the CD, keeping you from opening pop up definition windows or running other scripted items in our lessons.

You'll get a message like this on the Security Status Bar:

And while you can easily turn off or change the setting for pop-ups, the quick option Microsoft gives you here is only temporary....

Click on, "Click here for options." on the Security Status Bar and you'll see this:

A selection offering to allow blocked content.

But selecting, "Allow Blocked Content..." allows scripts to work on that page only. The next page or pop up you go to will give you the same message. And once the page is closed, the warning will come up again the next time it's opened. Let's find a more permanent solution.

Click on "Tools" on the Menu bar and select Internet Options (Note: If you can't see a menu bar, right-click anywhere on the blank, beige toolbar area above and select "menu bar" from the menu that comes up.)

In the Internet Options box, click on the "Advanced" tab and scroll down to the "Security" heading:

Shows the Internet Options opened on the Advanced tab.

Check the box next to, "Allow active content to run in files on My Computer." And if you're going to run this from a CD you should also check, "Allow active content from CDs to run on My Computer." Then click OK. After doing this you'll have to close and then restart the browser.

That's all there is to it!


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