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Disable or Turn Off Only Secure Content is Displayed Message in Internet Explorer

Ever wonders how can you turn off or disable the message “Only secure content is displayed” in Internet Explorer?



This message arises when you visit a website that may contains both secure and non-secure content on the page.

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Secure and non-secure content, or mixed content, means that a webpage is trying to display elements using both secure (HTTPS/SSL) and non-secure (HTTP) web server connections.
This often happens with online stores or financial sites that display images, banners, or scripts that are coming from a server that is not secured. The risk of displaying mixed content is that a non-secure webpage or script might be able to access information from the secure content.
To Disable/Enable/Prompt the “Only secure content is displayed” message please do the followings:

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  • Start Internet Explorer.
  • On the Tool menu, click Internet Options.
  • Click the Security Tab, and then click Custom Level.
  • In the Settings box, scroll down to the Miscellaneous Section, and under Display Mixed Content choose from the following options:
  • Select Enable click Apply, OK and Restart Internet Explorer

Disable will not display non-secure items.
Enable will always display non-secure items without asking
Prompt will prompt you when a webpage is using non-secure content (default selection)

Windows 8

  • From the start screen, type Internet Options.
  • Tap or click the Settings Option below the Search box, and then tap or click Internet Options.
  • Tap or click the Security Tab, and then tap or click the Custom Level.
  • In the Settings box, scroll down to the Miscellaneous Section, and under Display Mixed Content choose from the following options:
  • Select Enable click Apply, OK and Restart Internet Explorer

Disable will not display non-secure items.
Enable will always display non-secure items without asking
Prompt will prompt you when a webpage is using non-secure content (default selection)

Conclusion

Note: Internet Explorer blocks non-secure content to keep your information safe and is set to Prompt by default. When this setting is set to Enable, Internet Explorer does not prompt you with the “Only secure content is displayed” message even if the webpage is using non-secure elements.

Please leave your comments below with your thoughts or alternative methods.

Nik

Experienced IT Consultant working and living in the UK. In early years he was born and raised up in Greece and been to the UK since studies. He is passionate with technology, gadgets and computers, he really likes the internet and IT in general.

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