Browser does not support iFrames [Chrome, Firefox]

Milan Stanojevic
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  • Countless users claim that their browser does not support iFrames. If you can’t address the error either, don’t hesitate to apply some useful tips.
  • To be more precise, you can disable all add-ons or temporarily deactivate your antivirus service.
  • If the issue seems to be related to Chrome, Firefox, and Mozilla, Opera does support iFrames.
  • To enhance your current browsing experience, also take a look at this Web Browsers Hub.
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A great number of users have reported encountering issues when trying to use iFrames in their HTML document.

A good number of varied browsers have shown an error message saying Browser does not support iFrames.

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The issue occurs because of the fact that users are trying to add iFrame on an SSL- encrypted website (https://).

In some browsers (Mozilla, Firefox, and in some cases Google Chrome) won’t display the information properly inside the web-page.

The security features of these browsers were set up to block all un-encrypted content for encrypted websites.

In this article, we will explore some of the best-proven methods to solve this issue. Please follow the steps closely to avoid any unnecessary complications.

What can I do if my browser doesn’t support iFrames?

1. Give a try to a different browser

If you are having problems with iFrames, perhaps switching to a different browser might fix the issue.

Opera Browser offers great security, yet it is way less intrusive than its counterparts and has a wider compatibility range. Therefore, it easily supports iFrames.

In addition, the software has anti-tracking protection and a built-in VPN, so you can rest assured that your browsing activity is completely private.

Best of all, the browser is built on the Chromium engine, and it supports all the features that Chrome does, so be sure to try it out.

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2. Disable/enable iFrames from Internet Options

  1. Click on Cortana search box -> type in Internet Options -> select the first option.
  2. Select the Security tab.
  3. Choose between Internet, Local intranet, Trusted sites, or Restricted sites -> click on the Custom level button.internet properties security options and custom level button - browser doesn't support iframes
  4. Scroll down to Launching programs and files in an IFRAME option, and select Disable if you want to remove it completely, or Prompt to choose for each website you visit.Security settings internet zone - browser doesn't support iframes
  5. Repeat steps 4 and 5 of this method for each of the desired security zones.
  6. Click Ok to apply and exit the Internet Options menu.
  7. Check to see if this method solved your issue.

3. Stop your antivirus service

  1. Depending on the antivirus software you’re using, these steps will vary. (we are using BitDefender for this example).
  2. Open up BitDefender.
  3. Select the Protection tab.Disable antivirus protection BitDefender Total Security - browser does not support iframes
  4. Select Settings under the Antivirus section and toggle the blue button to deactivate protection.
  5. Check to see if the issue still persists.

4. Disable all add-ons from your browser

  1. In Chrome, select the three dots at the top-right side of your screen -> More tools -> Extensions.
  2. Inside the Extensions window, de-activate all add-ons.Disable extensions in Chrome - Browser does not support iframes
  3. Try to see if this method solved your issue.

5. Download add-ons to allow iFrames

Google Chrome

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  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Visit this Chrome Store address.
  3. Click on the Add to Chrome button.Click on Add extension - Browser doesn't support iframes
  4. Select Add extension.
  5. Restart Google Chrome and check to see if the issue is solved.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Download the extension from Firefox store.
  3. Select Add to Firefox.Firefox addons add button - Browser doesn't support iframes
  4. Select Add from the pop-up window.Add Open Frame to firefox - Browser doesn't support iframes
  5. Restart Firefox and check to see if the issues are resolved.

In this article, we explored some of the best-proven methods to solve the issue caused by your browser software not allowing to use/show iFrames. Please make sure to follow these steps closely.

Feel free to let us know if this article helped you solve your issue by using the comment section below.

Moreover, use the below tips in case of encountering any of these issues:

  • iFrames are getting blocked by the Chrome Browser – Google Chrome blocks iFrames most of the time. If that’s your problem too, disable, then enable iFrames back from Internet Options.
  • iFrame not working in Chrome –  Chances are to be familiar with this error. Make sure you get rid of it right away by stopping your antivirus service or using a completely different browser.
  • Enable iFrame in Chrome – Chrome randomly rejects iFrame, so make sure to enable it. In that regard, download add-ons as described above.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in July 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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