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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by dm01, Jul 28, 2006.

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  1. dm01

    dm01 Banned Thread Starter

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    Every time I want to launch a Flash movie in IE, a grey border with a message inside saying "Click here to activate or use this control" appears. I have to click inside the border to get the movie to play. Is there any reason why this is happening? This is a recent problem.
     
  2. face1

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    latest IE update has caused this phenomenom (MS lost a court ruling & instead of paying licensing to macromedia to run active flash content as before, now IE requires "permission" to do so)
    nothing you can do if you are just visiting a page with flash (contact their developer?)
    If the flash is on your own pages there is a script that can be added to your own pages that will allow flash viewing without the annoying "click to activate" message

    Paste following after last <object> tag in html page


    <script type="text/javascript" src="ieupdate.js"></script>


    save NotePad file as ieupdate.js include following in body of .txt doc

    theObjects = document.getElementsByTagName("object");
    for (var i = 0; i < theObjects.length; i++) {
    theObjects.outerHTML = theObjects.outerHTML;
    }




    To fix the problem, please follow these steps:

    1) Just below the last <object> in your HTML page, insert the following Javascript:

    <script type="text/javascript" src="ieupdate.js"></script>

    2) Open a new document in Notepad or your HTML editor, and copy & paste the following content into it:

    theObjects = document.getElementsByTagName("object");
    for (var i = 0; i < theObjects.length; i++) {
    theObjects.outerHTML = theObjects.outerHTML;
    }

    3) Save this file as ieupdate.js

    4) Upload both files to your webserver, and the problem should be solved.
     
  3. face1

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    you can also roll back to previous IE version ad turn off auto updates
     
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