Disable script error messages in Internet Explorer
Hide or remove script errors in Internet Explorer
Follow these steps to prevent the script error popup from showing up in IE:
- If needed, open Internet Explorer
- Press Alt+T to display the Tools menu
- Choose "Internet Options" (or simply "Options" in older versions of Internet Explorer)
- Then, click on the "Advanced" tab
- Scroll down to see the first few settings displayed under "Browsing"
- There are up to three scripting error options, depending on your version of Internet Explorer, and the type of software installed on your PC.
- You should customize your scripting error reporting settings like this:
- If available, the "Disable script debugging (Internet Explorer)" checkbox should be unchecked; "Disable script debugger (Other)" should also be unchecked.
- The "Display a notification about every script error" checkbox should be checked.
- Click on the OK button to apply the new settings and return to Internet Explorer.
- From now on, whenever you come across a scripting error on a web page in IE, you will no longer be bothered with a loud and invasive notification. You will instead see an unobtrusive message in the status bar, as shown on this screenshot:
If you do decide that you want to see these errors every time (if you work for quality assurance, for example), you can re-enable them later on, and even enable third-party script debuggers to troubleshoot problems - for 99% of web users though, this information is useless and cumbersome.