IE default settings have my Lightbox pop-up form blocked

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    Asked on July 20, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    I would like a pop up form using lightbox but I'm worried that the default settings in Internet Explorer block scripts unless the user clicks to allow them. Is there a way around this? I'm sure others have come across this situation.





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    Answered on July 20, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Hello Lee,

    Unfortunately, the Lightbox embed code is written in Javascript and as such the <script> code is mandatory. But the good thing is that nowadays, major web browsers already accept Javascript by default since their developers recognize the need to make this a requirement. There is a big chance that even a basic website will have some javascripting, Flash or Active X component in it, so its no longer a question if these elements should be allowed or not. 

    So go ahead and use the Lightbox embed code with confidence! :)

    Please let us know if you need further assistance. Thank you for using JotForm!


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    Answered on July 20, 2011 at 01:51 PM

    Hi Lee,

    Are you referring to this message that is being displayed by IE by default?

    Fortunately, this message only displays when viewing a locally saved html file that has JavaScript in it. This is to prevent malicious scripts from running and consequently infecting your computer. On the other hand, IE treats a hosted webpage differently, such as this sample lightbox page.

    Hosted pages are not saved on your computer, and cannot have access to your files in the same way a locally saved html file does, that is why IE is less restrictive to it.

    To sum it all up, you should not be worrying about IE's default settings. Your website's lightbox forms should work perfectly fine.


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    Answered on July 20, 2011 at 01:57 PM

    I've tried my site on three computers now and on every one the IE yellow band across the top of the browser window appears because of the script tag. I'm not a user of IE myself but do people change there browser security settings or just click "allow scripts" on every site? I'm just thinking about elderly visitors that fear the wording IE uses for scripts "...may be harmful".

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    Answered on July 20, 2011 at 02:02 PM

    Just read your answer have eased my soul. I am currently building my site so yes I'm viewing it on IE locally. Thank you for explaining that this IE message will not appear when I go live.

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    Answered on July 20, 2011 at 02:14 PM


    Glad to know that I was able to shed some light into your question. Feel free to search the forums, or ask around if you have other questions or concerns regarding Jotform's functions and features.

    Thank you and good luck on your site!


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    Answered on October 27, 2015 at 04:25 AM


    i create lightbox but its not working IE browsers.

    i wrote a code in <section></section> part.

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    Answered on October 27, 2015 at 10:31 AM


    Hi, this thread is quite old and outdated. I have opened a separate thread for your concern. Please refer to this link instead: We will address it shortly.

    Thank you.