[thelist] Causes of IE6 Crashes

Dan Parry dan at virtuawebtech.co.uk
Tue Jul 10 06:27:50 CDT 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-
> bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Lee Kowalkowski
> Sent: 10 July 2007 10:01
> To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: Re: [thelist] Causes of IE6 Crashes
> On 09/07/07, Ken Snyder <kendsnyder at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'll definitely try to check the CSS, JS, and ActiveX.  The app
> doesn't
> > use ActiveX, but I'm assuming from your comments that disabling
> ActiveX
> > in IE can possibly affect CSS/JS/HTML.  Is that correct?
> Hmm, only JS really, if it's using bindings to an ActiveX component.
> ActiveX is used in IE for AJAX, CSS filters, embedding Flash, Adobe,
> Quicktime, WMP, Java Applets etc...
> > And by
> > "disabling" CSS and JS do you mean removing <style> and <script>
> tags,
> > or turning off CSS and JS with some IE setting? (I don't see any such
> > settings)
> Better to remove from the client if you can consistently reproduce the
> problem.
> You can only turn off CSS in IE via the Registry:
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
> "Use StyleSheets"="no"
> To turn off JavaScript (You need to do this for the Security Zone the
> application is running in, which will either be Internet or Local
> Intranet):
> o  Double-click the security zone in the status bar or go tools >
> internet options > security.
> o  Click the Custom Level... button
> o  Scroll down to Scripting and disable "Active Scripting"
> Active X can be turned off in the same place as JavaScript, it's "Run
> ActiveX controls and plug-ins", not far from the top.

I like to use the AIS Web Accessibility Toolbar[1] for IE... It's sorta like
the Developers Toolbar in FF (but not as good; this is IE after all)

Under IE Options CSS, JS, images and ActiveX can be toggled



[1] http://www.visionaustralia.org.au/ais/toolbar/

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