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Internet Explorer 11.x Settings for DOCLINE

DOCLINE requires the following browser settings to ensure proper function and to support interaction with PubMed and LocatorPlus.  Once the settings have been updated, you will need to close all of your browser windows for the changes to take effect.

Click on the Tools icon and choose Internet options, or if you are displaying the Internet Explorer menu bar, select Tools, then Internet options.

General Settings

1. On the General tab, click the Settings button in the "Browsing history" section.

 Internet Explorer General tab

The Website Data Settings dialog box will display.

2. On the "Temporary Internet Files" tab, set "Check for newer versions of stored pages" to "Every time I visit the webpage".

3. Click OK.

Internet Explorer Browsing History Settings  

Security Settings

1. On the Internet Options window, choose Security.

2. Ensure that the "Internet" zone is highlighted and click Custom level.

 Internet Explorer Security Settings

The Security Settings - Internet Zone dialog box will display.

3. Scroll down to the "Miscellaneous" section.  Note: Settings are listed in alphabetical order.

4. Set "Display mixed content" to "Enable". (Required to load the public PubMed or LocatorPlus interface within the secure DOCLINE environment).

Internet Explorer Setting - mixed content

5. Scroll down to the "Scripting" section.

6. Set "Active scripting" to "Enable".

Internet Explorer Setting - active scripting

7. Click OK.

Privacy Settings

1. On the Internet Options window, choose Privacy.

2. Click Sites.

 Internet Explorer Privacy Sites Box

The Per Site Privacy Actions dialog box will display.

3. Users must accept cookies from DOCLINE and NIH. Enter "" in the Address of website input box.

4. Click Allow.

5. Enter "" and click Allow.

6. Click OK.

Internet Explorer Per Site Privacy  

If you use a Pop-up Blocker, you must allow pop-ups from DOCLINE and NIH.

7. On the Privacy tab, click Settings.

 Internet Explorer Pop Up Settings

The Pop-up Blocker Settings dialog box will display.

Internet Explorer Pop-up Blocker Settings Dialog Box

8. Enter "" in the Address of website to allow area.

9. Click Add.

10. Enter "" in Address of website to allow area.

11. Click Add.

12. Click Close.

Advanced Settings

1. To turn off the warning messages displayed when moving from DOCLINE's secure environment to a public site, select the Advanced tab.

2. Scroll down and deselect "Warn if changing between secure and not secure mode".

3. Click OK.

 Internet Explorer Advanced Settings


1. On the Internet Options window, click OK.

2. Clear your browser's cache, and close all Internet Explorer windows.  Relaunch Internet Explorer to begin using new settings.  

Last Reviewed: August 3, 2014