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Google Chrome, by default, blocks insecure content on secure pages. Is there any way to allow it to load the full content and have it ask me (like Firefox does)? Even if it doesn't ask me and just loads it that is OK with me.

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When you visit a secure page with insecure content, a shield icon will appear at the right edge of the omnibar.

Click on the shield icon, and then click Load anyway, and the insecure content will be loaded.

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Works for me in chrome 30.0.1599.66 – Mike Nov 14 '13 at 2:44
doesn't work here either: there is no shield despite the message stating that I should allow safe content, this is to connect to google docs hosted at my university, strange, doesn't work on chrome/firefox , but does work on safari... – PatrickT Nov 29 '13 at 6:23
@PatrickT That may have to do with the way your university has configured its servers. It is possible for a HTTPS server to specify, for instance, strict transport security, in which case insecure content would never be loaded. – Michael Hampton Nov 29 '13 at 6:25
I see thanks Michael. Yes, I suspect our IT have messed up, wouldn't be the first time ... The page has the message In your address bar > click a small icon > select load unsafe script in the message > done > refresh the web page. but no icon ... Never mind, I can use Safari. Note to others: try Safari, perhaps a workaround. Thanks! – PatrickT Nov 29 '13 at 6:36
Just a fyi for future finders, this is currently broken in Chrome 34. – Joshua Dance Apr 10 '14 at 22:22

Michael Hampton's answer requires that you click twice to load insecure content - if you want this to happen automatically, then there's a command line switch which disables this warning.

Start Chrome with the switch


or add this to Chrome's shortcut like so:

..\application\chrome.exe --allow-running-insecure-content"

and it will load insecure content automatically.

Note: I don't approve that you do this, but you have asked for this, hence I'm providing you with a way to do it

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Is there any way to do this without using a command line input, so I can do it for a single website? – Sponge Bob Oct 15 '12 at 5:31
@KeeganMcCarthy no, not to my knowledge – Sathya Oct 15 '12 at 5:33
@KeeganMcCarthy The permanent answer is to fix the offending website. – Michael Hampton Oct 15 '12 at 14:42
@MichaelHampton Indeed. It is my school's "moodle" site that has the problem, however, the solution is not so easy. – Sponge Bob Oct 15 '12 at 16:06
@YumYumYum the flag is still around, so it should work… – Sathya Dec 2 '15 at 4:20

on a mac, you can create an applescript application in applesript editor with following contents:

do shell script "'/Applications/Google Chrome' --allow-running-insecure-content > /dev/null 2>&1 &"

when you save it as an application, you can assign chrome icon to it :)

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how does this work? – PatrickT Nov 29 '13 at 6:34
@PatrickT this launches Chrome with the command line flag to run the unsafe content. If it doesn't make sense, try a different solution since always loading unsafe content can literally be unsafe. – Joshua Dance Apr 10 '14 at 22:23
simple and works for me! I needed this to make LiveReload work with localhost-https app – Larry Gerndt Aug 7 '14 at 21:58
Version 47. this is not working anymore. please test and update the answer kindly. i tested myself and it failed in OSX also in Windows 8. – YumYumYum Dec 1 '15 at 23:40

A simpler approach is to create a dedicated insecure instance via a shortcut with "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --allow-running-insecure-content. This way you don't have to be annoyed on allowing all the time in your browser and can run a separate instance at the same time as a regular instance of Chrome while working within a site. Check out the tutorial at:

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Windows 8:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --allow-running-insecure-content

OSX 10.11:

'/Applications/Google Chrome' --allow-running-insecure-content

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