This page is trying to load scripts error on Google Chrome

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This page is trying to load scripts error

This page is trying to load scripts from unauthenticated sources is an error message that Google Chrome occasionally displays when users open HTTPS:// web pages.

A shield icon at the far right of the URL bar highlights that the browser has detected insecure scripts on the web page. Chrome has detected content from insecure channels, and it blocks certain content from loading on the page to protect your info.

The unauthenticated sources error is usually due to mixed page content. This means that the website uses HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) image, script, video and other content on HTTPS pages.

The developer has permitted the website to use both HTTP and HTTPS. Thus, unauthenticated source script issues are something for website developers to fix.

Note that the following solutions are just as good if you have the following issues:

  • This page is trying to load scripts from unauthenticated sources
  • Load scripts from unauthenticated sources
  • Trying to load scripts from unauthenticated sources
  • This site is trying to load scripts from unauthenticated sources
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How can I fix page script loading errors on Chrome?

Try another browser

Since this issue is mostly caused by access to insecure sites, one go-to solution is to switch to a browser that features plenty of security features.

One such browser is Opera, and it comes packed with a VPN and an ad-blocker, both of which are equally effective, more so than third-party tools that you would get via extensions.

Simply activate the VPN, make sure that the ad-blocker is enabled, and proceed to surf the Internet as usual knowing that insecure websites will be just a bad memory.

Opera

Opera

If you want a web browser that focuses on your privacy above all else, then look no further than Opera!

How to allow mixed content in Google Chrome?

If a website opens with a shield alert, you can still bypass it. Then the website page will fully open with the insecure scripts included. It’s usually OK to open SSL protected pages that include insecure content.

However, it’s best not to allow mixed content on e-commerce pages that might request credit card details.

To allow for mixed content and override the alert, click the shield icon at the far right of the URL bar. That will open a dialog box that includes a Load unsafe script option.

Select Load unsafe script if you trust the page’s content. Chrome will refresh the page so that it includes all the content.

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How can I block web content in Chrome?

  1. Press the Customize Google Chrome button at the far right of the URL toolbar.
  2. Click Settings to open further options.
  3. Click Advanced to expand the Settings page.
  4. Select Content Settings to open a list of page content.
    content settings This page is trying to load scripts error
  5. Now you can select to block JavaScript, Flash, Images, etc. Each page element has its own configuration option that you can adjust to block the content with.

Blocking web content is a potential fix for the unauthenticated sources error. Google Chrome includes settings that you can configure to block content for all websites, which will reduce the amount of mixed content on HTTPS:// pages.


Want to clear auto-fill data in Google Chrome? Check out this guide and learn how to do it.


How can I fix scripts on my website with Chrome’s Console Developer Tool

  1. Click Customize Google Chrome to open the browser‘s main menu.
  2. Select More tools on the menu that opens.
  3. Select Developer tools to open the panel shown in the snapshot below.
    chrome console This page is trying to load scripts error
  4. Now you can click Console at the top of the panel.
  5. Next, open the website page that you need to fix. Console will now display the open page’s blocked content and insecure scripts so that developers can fix their pages as required.

Chrome includes numerous tools that web developers can fix issues on their sites with. To fix the unauthenticated sources issue, developers need to find unsecured scripts and blocked content on their websites with Console.

Overall, there’s not a huge amount Chrome users can do to fix the unauthenticated sources issue. However, web developers can resolve the error by not using HTTP:// on websites.

If you have any alternative solutions, share them in the comments section below so that other users can try them.

Also, leave there any other questions that you may have and we’ll be sure to check them out.


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