Friday, March 27, 2009

Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely? The simple guide

The post about the new dialog for secure/unsecure items in IE8 has had quite a few visits, so I thought I would make it much easier on the visitors to get to what they specifically need, I am guessing they are arriving here mainly to find out:
1 - What the heck does it mean.
2 - What they should do to see the full page.
3 - How can they get rid of the stupid message.
1 - What the heck does it mean?
They inverted the question from the previous dialog:
"This page contains both secure and nonsecure items.
Do you want to display the nonsecure items?"
So that more people will just click the default, and by doing so IE will not display the unsecure items on the page.

2 - I just want to see the entire page, what should I do?
Click NO

3 - How can I get rid of the stupid dialog once and for all?.
The short answer would be: Tools>internet options>security>custom level>display mixed content: Enable.
The long answer is on this other post: How to: Prevent the security dialog about unsecure items in IE

hope this helps! If I didn't answer what you were looking for, please let me know in the comments.


Anonymous said...

Thanks. This was helpful!

Anonymous said...

I've never left a post before, but this warranted it! Thanks for perfectly answering my question. I'm non-technical at the best of times, so I love it when people are able to succintly resolve a true pain-in-the-a type issue.

Paul McGettigan said...

Hi there, I've tried all of this but i'm still getting that damn message! It's in my outlook webmail if that helps?

Thanks, Paul

BlackTigerX said...

did you also try the long answer option?

Anonymous said...

Your message isn't helpful, it's harmful. That's because you've only copied a solution from another website that doesn't work. Enabling the mixed content does NOT stop the message from reoccuring. Therefore everyone is wasting their time when you give them a bad solution. Thanks for nothing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. That partialy fixes the problem; when internet is highlighted under the security tab (you only modify that custom setting), you may have to click on local intranet and do the same custom settings change, than you may want to do it also on Trusted sites.
If your problem was not fixed by changing the custom setting on internet option, probably the other ones may have been causing the problem and need their setting changed also.