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.


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
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    @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
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    How to return into 'disallow mode'? – Vyacheslav Oct 7 '15 at 13:49
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    The icon is gone in chrome 53 – FlavorScape Sep 14 '16 at 19:10
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    This no longer works in Chrome 53. Is there a workaround? – Shaun Sep 28 '16 at 14:37

Windows 8:

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

OSX 10.11:

'/Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google Chrome' --allow-running-insecure-content

  • Funktioniert nicht unter Version 87.0.4280.141 (Official Build) (x86_64) und MacOS Catalina – user637338 Jan 20 at 11:33

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 :)

  • 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
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    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: http://www.1337admin.org/windows/windows-7/allow-chrome-to-load-insecure-content/

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Inspect page, and open console and type:


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