Turning off scripting errors

You may find you get pop-up messages in some WebbIE applications and more generally in Internet Explorer that tell you about scripting errors on the web page. Generally, unless you are a web developer, you just don't care about these messages and don't want them to appear. Turning them off won't hurt the operation of any program, so here is how to turn off scripting error messages in Internet Explorer. These messages say things like "Errors on this webpage might cause it to work incorrectly."

The first thing to try is turning off these messages in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Open the Tools menu (Alt and T)
  3. Select the Internet Options item (O key)
  4. The Internet Options dialog has many tabs. You need the Advanced tab. Press Control and Tab until you get to the Advanced Tab (that's six presses for Internet Explorer 8)
  5. You should now be in a list, starting with Accessibility as the first item in Internet Explorer 8. This has the scripting options you want to change.
  6. Cursor down to "Disable script debugging (Internet Explorer)" and press Space until it is on.
  7. Cursor down to "Disable script debugging (Other)" and press Space until it is on.
  8. Cursor down to "Display a notification about every script error" and press Space until it is off.
  9. Press the Return key to close the Internet Options dialog. You should now have turned off the scripting errors.

Not worked? Here are some other things you can try:

Still no good? There are two a Microsoft Support Knowledgebase Articles, How to troubleshoot script errors in Internet Explorer on Windows-based computers from which I've taken some of the above, and Fix runtime errors in Internet Explorer, which have more suggestions and approaches.