Crashalot Crashalot - 4 months ago 18
Javascript Question

Microsoft Script Editor for Internet Explorer on XP Home?

My understanding is that Microsoft Script Editor is the best debugging utility for IE. To enable debugging in IE6 on XP, I found these instructions:





On Windows XP SP2+, the option has been split to two:


  1. Go to Tools->Internet
    Options…->Advanced->Disable Script
    Debugging (Internet Explorer)

  2. Go to
    Tools->Internet
    Options…->Advanced->Disable Script
    Debugging (Other)



Unchecking the first will enable
debugging for IE.





Once enabled, I'm supposed to see a new menu under “View > Script debugger” to activate debugging.

Unfortunately, unchecking both check boxes and restarting my computer does reveal this new "Script debugger" option. This worked on Windows 2000, but it fails for XP SP3.


  1. Any clues on how to install MSFT Script Editor for IE6 on XP SP3?

  2. Recommendations for alternatives to Script Editor for IE6?


Answer

Thanks for the answer, redsquare.

After much experimentation, I finally discovered how to install MSE on XP SP3:

1) Disable the checkboxes as described above.

2) Open MS Excel. Go to Tools -> Macro -> Microsoft Script Editor. Clicking this option will prompt installation of MSE. Install MSE.

3) Once MSE is accessible from Excel, open MSE. Go to Debugging -> Web Debugging. Clicking this option will prompt installation of MSE Web Debugging. Install it.enter code here

Once Web Debugging is ready, restart IE, and voila! Under the View menu, you'll now see the Script Debugger option.

Finally ...

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