Original Poster
Dave Cutler

IE11 Script Errors with Google Toolbar

When using Google Toolbar on Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 I am deluged with script errors on script-heavy sites.  This started happening a couple of months ago (roughly) and has persisted since. 

I've noticed a number of people posting about this problem in Microsoft's forums.  If you do a search on ' "script errors" IE11 ' and set the date range to October 15th to the present, you'll see quite a few of them.  Sadly, I haven't seen any solutions other than getting rid of the toolbar.  That wasn't acceptable to me since the toolbar is an integral part of my workflow.  I ended up writing a small program that looks for the script error messages and then helpfully closes them without user interaction.  It's a horrible "solution" but I figured that either Google or Microsoft would have fixed the problem by now. 

Has anyone found a better solution to the problem? 


PS  More information....

Stuff I've tried:
  Confirmed that script debugging is disabled and that script error notifications are suppressed in IE's Advanced Settings.  
  Reset IE
  Clean install of Windows 10 w/Google Toolbar

None of these things eliminated the problem.  The only thing that works is to disable (or uninstall) the toolbar, close all instances of IE, and then launch a fresh copy sans toolbar.

Repro steps (assumes you've installed Google Toolbar for IE):
1) Either reboot or close all instances of IE (including orphaned ones visible via the detailed view in the Windows task manager).
2) Go to a site with a lot of scripting -- I test with huffingtonpost.com
3) Get lots of script errors message windows

Interestingly, if I dismiss all of the error windows and then duplicate the tab (right-click current tab ->duplicate tab) the new tab will operate without errors (at least initially).  Odd.

  Windows 10 w/all updates (anecdotal evidence suggest it happens with IE11 on Windows 8.1 but I haven't personally tested)

Product versions:
Internet Explorer 11
Version: 11.20.10586.0
Update Versions: 11.0.26

Google Toolbar
Version: 7.5.6904.2028/en (GGHP)
Notifier Version: 5.12.11510
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bluequoll (Google Search)
bluequoll (Google Search)
Google Toolbar is supported by the Google Chrome team.

I’ll move your question to the Google Chrome Forum for more specialized attention.
Original Poster
Dave Cutler
FWIW, the problem is still there in

Google Toolbar:
  Version: 7.5.7210.1528/en (GGHP)
  Notifier Version: 5.12.11510.1228\

Kevin Trusheim
Kevin Trusheim
I had the same problem...windows 8.1...IE11.  When added google toolbar....get script errors. 
Tried all settings and resets in Explorer.  Used google Chrome...no script errors.  I new it was not my computer!

I have not yet added google tool bar to IE 11...NO MORE SCRIPT ERRORS.  Now I just load Google home page to favorites, then when want to do a search click on the site via my favorites.
Martin Radcliffe
Martin Radcliffe
I'm getting script errors just looking at this page. I'm using IE 11 on Windows 8.1 and I have Google bar enabled. Google bar causes problems on IE 11 forcing you to use Bing. Google bar doesn't cause problems on Chrome forcing you to use Chrome. If I was of such a mind I would suggest a double conspiracy.
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