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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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Doesn't seem to work in 29.0.1528.2 canary. –  vaughan Jun 5 '13 at 9:21
@vaughan So? That's either a bug or an intentional change in functionality, and I have no way of knowing which (at least until it goes stable). If it's a bug, you should report it to Google. –  Michael Hampton Jun 5 '13 at 17:04
Just thought I would mention it here in case it is removed for anyone who reads this answer in the future and is possibly unable to find it. –  vaughan Jun 6 '13 at 13:14
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
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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? –  Keegan McCarthy 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. –  Keegan McCarthy Oct 15 '12 at 16:06
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on a mac, you can create an applescript application in applesript editor with following contents:

do shell script "'/Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/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 at 22:23
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