Last week, I gave a brief description about what I do here at Art Unlimited. For this post, I wanted to do a brief on XP to 7 for window operators and reasons why to upgrade, but this post will be about how to disable the Internet Explorer 8 security warning message.
The message is “Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?”
The reason for this post is that most everyone who uses IE as their primary browser will come across this popup. This annoys not only users, but web designers as well. The popup gives the user a warning about mixed coding which some is secure and some is not. This is because the page is a secured hypertext transfer protocol (https). Most people will hit yes, but it will only display the secure coding and will not see any other content such as images and design layout. What a web developer will have to do is to make everything a secured link but in some cases, such as form scripts, the message will still appear. Microsoft knows about this issue and has not come up with a coding solution for this. This popup also has given Google griefs such as tracking which is now fixed but some scripts still need to have solutions. I am still trying to find a script to prevent the popup to come up on IE.
Firefox and Chrome do not have this issue and will let the user know that the page is secure.
There is a way for the user to prevent this message from popping up in IE8. Here it is:
1. Going to Tools->Internet Options->Security
2. Select the ‘Security’ tab
3. Click the ‘Custom Level’ button
4. In the ‘Miscellaneous’ section change “Display mixed content” to Enable
If any of you have question on how to set this up in other IE versions, please feel free to post your comment in this topic. Until next week…
July 29, 2011