I just ran into this little issue when testing a small JavaScript, where Internet Explorer came up with this annoying little pop-up on the bottom of the page every time I wanted to test a new change in the code:

Internet Explorer restricted this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX controls | Allow blocked content

Unless I clicked “Allow blocked content” every single time, JavaScript was simply disabled.

That’s just no good…

So, it was time to kill off this annoyance once and for all!

First, I right-clicked an empty area on the light blue top bar in Internet Explorer to bring up this menu, and enabled the Menu bar:

Internet Explorer | Enable menu bar

Then, I clicked on Tools on the menu bar that I just enabled, then selected Internet Options:

Internet Explorer | Internet options menu selection

Clicked the Advanced tab, scrolled down the list until I found the Security header.

Then simply ticked the box that says Allow active content to run in files on My Computer*:

Internet Explorer | Internet options > Advanced > Security > Allow active content to run in files on My Computer

Then, I simply restarted Internet Explorer and the problem was solved!