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How to solve the " click to activate and use this control" prompt box

Why do I get a message prompting me to “click to activate and use this control” when I hover my mouse over a Flash element?

This is a caused by the latest I. E. update.

Microsoft recently lost a legal battle with a patent holder about the way Internet Explorer displays OBJECTs and EMBEDs in webpages. Microsoft then decided to update its Internet Explorer browser with changes requiring user input to display and activate ActiveX based media.

This affects Flash files, QuickTime, RealPlayer, Java , Adobe Acrobat among others. It means users have to click the object first in order to activate its functions.

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="fixit.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[i].outerHTML = theObjects[i].outerHTML;

3) Save this file as fixit.js

or Download the above file (right click on top of download and select save as)

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



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