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Flash Activation Fix for Internet Explorer

Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by deepdiver01, Feb 2, 2007.

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  1. deepdiver01

    deepdiver01 Thread Starter

    Dec 22, 2004
    The following code is used to override the necessity to click on a flash object in Internet Explorer to activate it.

    This code is compliments of another help site that specialises in javascript.

    First, create a file and name it fixFlash.js.
    This file can be placed in the public area of your site or, preferrably in a separate folder for your javascript files.

    Paste the following code into the fixFlash.js file:

    window.onload = function() {
      fixFlash(); }
        function fixFlash() {
         objects = document.getElementsByTagName("object");
         for (var i = 0; i < objects.length; i++)
      objects[i].outerHTML = objects[i].outerHTML;
    Now place the following code into the HEAD section of your HTML or PHP document.
    You may need to change the path of the file, depending on the name of the folder for your javascripts.

    <!-- fixes the Internet Explorer ActiveX update 912812 which prevents third party plugins
     from running automatically -->
    <!--[if IE]>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="js/fixFlash.js"></script>
    I am sure that a lot of you will already have this fix, but for those that do not, I hope this helps.

    I have also posted this tip in the tips and tricks section of the forums. If this is considered double posting, please feel free to slap my hand and remove the offending post(s). :p

  2. namenotfound


    Apr 30, 2005
    Cool. I've been using swfobject (google it). But this seems worth trying out :)

    Edit: Erm.... doesn't seem to work very well. IE isn't even loading the object.
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