IE 11 and Wordpad of Windows 8.1 - by Leo5151

Status : 

  Won't Fix<br /><br />
		Due to several factors the product team decided to focus its efforts on other items.<br /><br />
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ID 836100 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 3/18/2014 6:07:10 AM
Access Restriction Public


I have a document with an embedded Webbrowser ActiveX control. When you double click the area that displays it, a website is displayed inside Wordpad. (on Microsoft Word, you need to accept that yellow bar). I use a simple script to prompt the user which site he/she wants to navigate to.

 This used to work on all Windows versions with IE up to 10, except Windows 8.1. When the document is opened a security warning is shown telling the security settings does not allow it:

"This document contains code that your security settings do not allow so it might not display correctly."

 So, I searched the web and found out this warning is shown for killbitted ActiveX controls, and also found out that the killbit configuration for ActiveX controls is located in the Windows registry at :
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\ACTIVEXCOMPATIBILITY my surprise the Webbrowser ActiveX which the CLASSID is {8856F961-340A-11D0-A96B-00C04FD705A2}, is NOT present in any of registry paths above. That said I would like to know why this behavior occurs, if it is a bug and whether it is going to be patched, so that users may choose whether this ActiveX control will start or not. 
 Thank you. 
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Posted by Microsoft on 7/22/2014 at 7:22 AM
Thank you for providing feedback!

Unfortunately, this issue is being resolved as "Wont Fix". However, we will consider revisiting it in a future release of Internet Explorer.

Best Regards.
The Internet Explorer Team
Posted by Microsoft on 3/19/2014 at 11:20 AM
Thank you for your feedback!

We will be investigating this issue further.

Best Regards,
The Internet Explorer Team