Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Disable Information Bar on web files on your computer

Say you have a HTML file on your PC and don’t want the Information Bar warning you about “To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX controls that could access your computer. Click here for options…”.


One example of this is the HTML report file JTB FlexReport produces and that contains JavaScript to allow to expand and collapse as well as hide and show details.

If you are a programmer you might also run into this when working with HTML files.


If you know the local web page on your local computer is safe you can solve this in different ways.

1. Click on the Information Bar and select “Allow Blocked Content…”. But this is just a temporary solution.

2. Place the HTML file on a Web server and access it with an URL.

3. Make the page run in the Internet Zone. Details here.
Either of these works to add after <html>:
<!-- saved from url=(0014)about:internet -->
<!-- saved from url=(0022) –>
I will add this to JTB FlexReport’s HTML file in the coming update.

4. Make the change in IE using Internet Options>Advanced under the Security sub-section by selecting “Allow active content to run in file on My Computer”


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