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Where is the setting (registry I'm assuming) that holds this Advanced setting for Internet Explorer 8:

"Disable script debugging (Internete Explorer)"

I keep needing to uncheck when debugging Javascript in VS. I think my companies logon script flips it on.


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It should be under:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

Modify Disable Script Debugger and set it to no to enable debugging.

If the value is not there, create it as a string value (REG_SZ) with the name and value above.

In case of IE 9 and above,the above is not enough to make it work. Additionally, check for the key "DisableScriptDebuggerIE" in the same place as above and set it to no as well.

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@Tarun I approved your edit, but note the question was for IE8. If you're on a different version of IE or a newer version of windows, please note that in the edit. – Raystafarian Dec 24 '13 at 15:02

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