I deactivated mostly everything in IE so that it's mostly a "safe" sandbox for my son.
Only drawback is that on most webpages there's a messagebox saying "ActiveX is deactivated due to security restrictions" popping up all the time.

Does anyone know of a way to suppress this msgbox?
Posted on 2004-03-14 13:10:41 by JimmyClif
Proxomitron...

Web Page > New > This

Filter Name: ActiveXObjectOpeningTag
Matching Expression: <object
Replacement Text: <objecx

Filter Name: ActiveXObjectClosingTag
Matching Expression: </object>
Replacement Text: </objecx>

then save.

IE>Internet Settings>Connection>Lan Settings>Use Proxy Server: 127.0.0.1 port 8080



make sure ActiveX is disabled to test it. After that it doesn't matter.

:grin: :grin:
Posted on 2004-03-14 17:42:33 by arkane
Proxomitron is no longer supported though, is it? :/
Posted on 2004-03-14 17:45:15 by f0dder
I dunno, I have an old copy but I believe you can still download it. LOL :grin:

or you can create something similar which takes time. :grin:
Posted on 2004-03-14 17:47:23 by arkane
I have the Proxomitron lying around somewhere... Good idea. Thanks. :)
Posted on 2004-03-15 17:02:00 by JimmyClif
Have you tried Firefox?
Posted on 2004-03-15 22:46:10 by gorshing
>> Have you tried Firefox?

Personally I use Opera. I don't want him to use anything else than IE as that's what he's using in school. He can do research for homework and music and games and such.. but I needed to break his habit on playing not suitable content on such sites as newgrounds.com and similar. The host file worked for awhile but google is to much of a threat on finding similar sites.

Anyways.. Proxomitron works great for this purpose, especially the adding of sites to block.
Posted on 2004-03-16 18:36:21 by JimmyClif