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    Turning ActiveX Off - Warnings

    I keep ActiveX turned off in my security zones (due to known security probs with ActiveX).

    The only real downside is that each time I encounter an ActiveX control, IE5.5 issues a message stating something like "An ActiveX control was ignored. Your page may not display perfectly.".

    Besides using an "automatic button clicker" program, is there anyway to prevent this annoying message from appearing?

    (BTW, if not, can anyone recommend a lean and clean "automatic button clicker" program - the ones I have are so outdated.)

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    Re: Turning ActiveX Off - Warnings

    are the controls on pages you visit often and trust? if so, add the site to the trusted zone and enable ActiveX.

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    Re: Turning ActiveX Off - Warnings

    No, it's more during random web surfing that I encouter all sorts of new sites - some of them with ActiveX components.

    Since I keep ActiveX disabled, I wind up with this silly warning message from IE every time I encounter a site with an ActiveX control. And if it has more than one control, I'm blessed with multiple warning messages from IE.

    For the moment, I've installed an automatic button presser (although it's a bit slow - so if anyone wants to recommend their favorite, I'm all ears), but eliminating the message from IE in the first place would be the proper solution. Anyone know how?

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    Re: Turning ActiveX Off - Warnings

    Hi ril:
    I haven't tried it, but under Tools/Internet Options/Security/Custom, isn't there options for enabling, disabling, & prompting? Have you tried that?

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    Re: Turning ActiveX Off - Warnings

    Maybe I misread the original post, but opting for Prompt is guaranteed to get a warning message, the one thing that is trying to be avoided. No?

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    Re: Turning ActiveX Off - Warnings

    Hi Lief:
    Thank you. My post was confusing. I meant to suggest that the 3 options were there & that perhaps "prompt" had already been selected...but why should I be clearer on Saturday than any other day[img]/w3timages/icons/blush.gif[/img].

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    Re: Turning ActiveX Off - Warnings

    Now I re-read your post, I admit I probably didn't read it properly.
    [img]/w3timages/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
    OK - over to you, ril.....

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    ril
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    Re: Turning ActiveX Off - Warnings

    well guys, unfortunately when Disable is selected you still get a dialog box (with just an ok button)

    I want to get rid of that pesky dialog box.

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    Re: Turning ActiveX Off - Warnings

    Try this one:
    http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/ar...s/Q177/9/43.ASP

    I hope it helps. BerniceM

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    Re: Turning ActiveX Off - Warnings

    I clicked on your link with great anticipation... but unfortunately that's not it [img]/w3timages/icons/frown.gif[/img]

    But thanks for the link![img]/w3timages/icons/grin.gif[/img]

    The warning message is not the result of an error, it's simply saying that IE encountered an ActiveX control, but the user has ActiveX turned off. Trouble is, each time IE encounters an ActiveX control, it issues this annoying warning, and requires the user to click 'OK'.

    Hopefully someone knows of a way to prevent IE 5.5 from displaying this warning message...[img]/w3timages/icons/thinks.gif[/img]

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