How to Turn on ActiveX in Windows 8?

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ActiveX controls permit some applications to run on your system. They might pop up when you are watching a video clip or playing a game online. If you disable them then your system refuses to run any application that needs ActiveX but there are quite a few nowadays. Just go on reading this article and learn how to enable ActiveX controls in Windows 8 in few steps. Update to the latest Internet Explorer 11 and follow the mentioned steps to turn on ActiveX controls in Windows 8.

  • Open Internet Explorer on your system and click on the "Tools" menu at the top
  • Select "Internet Options" from the list under the "Tools" menu
  • Click on the "Security" tab in the menu that opens
  • Click the "Internet" icon if it is not already chosen and click the "Custom Level" button below it
  • Scroll down until you preview a section labeled "ActiveX controls and plug-ins." There will be various options underneath it that each offers the "Disable" and "Enable" choices.
  • Click on "Enable" under "Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins" and "Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting." Click "OK."
  • Click "OK" in the remaining menu. Close Internet Explorer. The next time you open it, ActiveX should work.

After following above said instructions one can easily switch on Active X controls in his/her Windows 8 system. However, if you wish to have more security, then leave the settings as they are. Each time browse in your system, an Active X control plug-in attempts to run a yellow box that will pop up at the top of the web page and you have to click on that to permit or not permit the Active X to run.

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About the Author: Tony Landry

Tony Landry is a Web Content Editor at Remo Software. He loves to write, edit, and manage content for users trying to troubleshoot and fix problems on Windows, Outlook, storage drives, and Cloud storage networks. With an aptitude that transcends writing, Tony is recognized as a Microsoft Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint expert. His comprehensive solutions…