ActiveX is a proprietary feature from Microsoft for Internet Explorer, designed to provide exclusive controls required to access and display certain web contents.
However, there are times when ActiveX malfunctions (Internet Explorer) or is not existent (every other browser basically) and you’ll see the Your Browser does not support or has disabled ActiveX error.
Learn how to fix it below.
How do I enable ActiveX on my computer?
1. Enable ActiveX in Internet Explorer
To enable ActiveX in Internet Explorer, follow the steps below:
- Launch Internet Explorer in your PC.
- Navigate to the ‘Tools’ (gear) icon and click on it.
- Select Internet options.
- Now, click on the Security tab.
- Click on Custom level.
- Go to ActiveX controls and plug-ins.
- Enable the following commands:
Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls
Binary and script behaviors
Display Video and Animation on a webpage
Download signed ActiveX controls
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins
7. Click OK > OK.
Check if the issue is resolved.
2. Disable ActiveX Filtering
- Launch your browser.
- Navigate to the target site.
- Navigate to the web address panel, locate the ‘blocked’ icon and then click on it.
- Select Turn off ActiveX Filtering.
- Repeat the procedure for all desired websites.
3. Enable ActiveX on Chrome
- Download the IE Tab extension to simulate Internet Explorer on Chrome, here.
- When you get to the ActiveX-related websites, just click on the IE Tab icon in the top right corner to run it in the Internet Explorer engine.
Hope you find this post helpful.
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