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How to Enable ActiveX on Chrome Browser

Enable ActiveX on Chrome from the PC settings or by adding the extension.

ActiveX is a tool developed for Internet Explorer to facilitate rich media playback. ActiveX is used for various reasons. For example, you can play the videos and other multimedia content directly from the browser without opening the media player. ActiveX supports only the applications developed by Microsoft, like Internet Explorer, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc. Even though ActiveX does not support Chrome, you can still use the Computer Settings or Chrome Extension to enable ActiveX on the browser.

How to Enable ActiveX on Chrome

Using the PC settings, you can easily enable ActiveX on Chrome.

[1] On your PC, launch the Control Panel.

[2] Choose the Network & Sharing option, followed by selecting Internet options.

 select Internet options

[3] Click the Security tab.

ActiveX on Chrome- Click the Security tab.

[4] Then, select Custom Level…

 select Custom Level...

[5] Now, enable the Rung ActiveX Controls and Plugins option and Run Antimalware software on ActiveX controls.

 enable the Rung ActiveX Controls and Plug-ins option and Run Antimalware software on ActiveX controls.

[6] Next, enable the Download signed ActiveX controls and tap the Ok button.

enable the Download signed ActiveX controls and tap the Ok button.

[7] Now, restart your PC, and you will see the changes.

Another Method: Enable ActiveX on Chrome by Adding Extension

[1] Initially, you must download and install the IE Tab extension from Chrome Web Store.

[2] Tap on Add Chrome button to add the IE Tab extension.

[3] Next, click on Add Extension option.

ActiveX on Chrome- click Add Extension

[4] You shall Sign in and choose the Internet Explorer version you like.

Sign in

[5] On the upper right corner, click the Extension icon and choose the IE tab.

click the Extension icon and choose the IE tab.

[6] The IE Tab extension will get open, and you can start to use ActiveX.

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How to Enable ActiveX on Mozilla Firefox

[1] Initially, you need to download the ActiveX Plugin for Mozilla Firefox.

[2] You have to add this extension from an external source.

[3] Now, open the Firefox browser and tap the Hamburger icon.

[4] Click on the Add-ons option.

 Click on Add-ons option.

[5] Select the Plugins tab.

ActiveX on Chrome- select Plug-ins tab.

[6] Now, you will be able to see ActiveX as a plugin.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I use instead of ActiveX?

Native Client is the best alternative for Microsoft’s ActiveX.

Where do I find ActiveX controls on my computer?

To find ActiveX control, go to Tools and choose Internet Options. Then, select the Security tab and choose Custom Level. Scroll down to ActiveX controls and plugins and click Enable for: Run ActiveX controls and plugins.

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