Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Enable ActiveX in Internet Explorer 8

ActiveX is a framework through which your web browser runs software and applications. It enables you to perform a variety of functions in your web browser, including viewing video and animation, as well as installing security and system updates. Many websites also rely on ActiveX controls to make it possible for you to view the sites and perform certain tasks on them. In Internet Explorer 8, you can enable ActiveX controls quickly and easily.
This article will help you to Enable ActiveX in Internet Explorer 8.
  1. Click the Windows "Start" button, then click "Internet Explorer 8" to launch the web browser. Click the "Tools" menu located on the top, then click "Internet Options" to launch that the Internet Options console.
  2. Click the "Security" tab, then click "Internet" in the zone box. Click the "Custom Level" button to launch the Security Settings window.
  3. Scroll down the Security Settings window to the "ActiveX Controls and plug-ins" section. Select "Enable" under each of the options in the "ActiveX Controls and plug-ins" section. Click "OK" to save the changes, then close the Internet Options console.