Rich media playback is facilitated by the ActiveX component that was created for Internet Explorer. There are many uses for ActiveX. For instance, you don’t need to open the media player to watch videos or use other multimedia stuff. Only Microsoft-developed programmes, such as Internet Explorer, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word, are supported by ActiveX. Chrome does not support ActiveX, but you may still activate ActiveX in the browser by using the Computer Settings or a Chrome Extension.
How to Enable ActiveX on Chrome
- Launch the Control Panel on your computer.
- Then select Internet choices after selecting Network & Sharing.
- On the Security tab, click.
- Select Custom Level next.
- Run anti-malware software on ActiveX controls and turn on Run ActiveX Controls and Plugins.
- Then select the option to download signed ActiveX controls and select OK.
- Restarting your computer will make the changes visible.
Another Method: Enable ActiveX on Chrome by Adding Extension
- The IE Tab extension must first be downloaded and installed from the Chrome Web Store.
- To add the IE Tab extension, tap the Add Chrome button.
- Then select Add Extension from the menu.
- You must sign in and select your preferred Internet Explorer version.
- Click the Extension icon in the upper right corner, then select the IE tab.
- You can start using ActiveX after the IE Tab extension is opened.
How to Enable ActiveX on Mozilla Firefox
- You must first download the Mozilla Firefox ActiveX Plugin.
- This extension must be added from an outside source.
- Tap the Hamburger symbol after launching Firefox.
- Select “Add-ons” from the menu.
- Choosing the Plugins tab.
- ActiveX will now be visible to you as a plugin.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I use instead of ActiveX?
The greatest replacement for Microsoft’s ActiveX is Native Client.
Where do I find ActiveX controls on my computer?
Go to Tools and select Internet Options to locate ActiveX controls. Next, choose Custom Level from the Security tab. Click Enable for under ActiveX controls and plugins after scrolling down to: Run plugins and ActiveX controls.