IE Browser Settings

​​​​Internet Explorer (IE) should have the correct settings for SharePoint editing tools to work properly.

Step 1:   Adding your SharePoint site to Local Intranet zone

  • Open your SharePoint site in IE browser
  • Go to Tools menu and select Internet Options
  • Select Local Intranet and click on Sites

  • Click onAdvanced button in local Intranet dialog box

    Your site URL (e.g. should appear under “Add this website to the zone:
  • ClickAdd

  • If your site has been already added to Trusted Sites zone, you will receive the prompt below.

    Click YES to move your site to the Local Intranet zone

    Your site is now added to Local Intranet Zone. Click on Close.

  • Click OK to exit Local Intranet dialog box and go back to Internet Options

Step 2: Deselect Enable native XMLHTTP Support

  • In Internet Options, select Advanced.
  • Look for the option Enable native XMLHTTP Support, and uncheck it.

Step 3: Custom level security settings

  • Select Security tab, select Local Intranet and click on Custom Level…

Security Settings:
  • Under ActiveX controls and plug-ins, enable the following settings:
    • Allow previously unused ActiveX controls to run without prompt
    • Allow scriptlets

  • Under Scripting, enable the following settings:
    • Allow status bar updates via script
    • Allow websites to prompt for information using scripted windows

User Authentication

Make sure “Prompt for user name and password” is checked so you are not automatically logged on to local intranet zone.

Click OK to exit Internet Options

Step 4: Adding your site to compatibility view

  • Go to Tools > Compatibility View Settings
  • Your site (e.g. appears under "Add this website:"
  • Click Add

    Check "Display all websites in Compatibility View"


Step 5: Applying the new configuration

  1. Clear Browsing History
  2. Exit IE browser
  3. Reopen IE browser