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In IE on a PC, when ever I include a flash file in my html pages, it acts as something that needs to be clicked on.Whenever I load a page I've created that contains an .swf file, if I move the cursor over the file the entire file becomes outlined and acts as if I need to click on it to do something. And I get this brief pop-up message:"Click to activate and use this control."Here is an example of the way I'm including the flash into the html file... (taken from one of my sites: http://www.warrenwest.net/ )<!--url's used in the movie--><!--text used in the movie--><object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=7,0,0,0" width="800" height="375" id="intro" align="middle"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /><param name="movie" value="intro.swf" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" /><embed src="intro.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="800" height="375" name="intro" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" /></object>This is code that my Flash MX2004 creates for me.Any ideas on how to get the file to quit acting this way? It's making it so that you have to click twice on a link in the flash file. Once to "activate the control" and then again to actually activate the link.Thanks very much,Ted

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This is due to a dispute between microsoft and some company (who i forget) who sued microsoft. The result was the click here to activate this control.There ARE ways of getting rid of it but these take time and are VERY complicated...but my advice is...Firefox :)Edxxx

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This is due to a dispute between microsoft and some company (who i forget) who sued microsoft. The result was the click here to activate this control.There ARE ways of getting rid of it but these take time and are VERY complicated...but my advice is...Firefox :)Edxxx
I will need to find the ways of getting around it. I do a fair amount of flash intros for my customer's sites that contain links to go into the site. Since IE is still the most widely used browser (unfortunately), I need to be able to have these intros without the annoying treatment that the file receives from IE.Any advice on this proceedure or where to look for instructions would be extremely appreciated.Thanks very much,Ted
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Thanks, yeah, I've been looking at some pages today that have found a work-around for this. It is javascript, which I know enough to cut and paste, but there are some parameters that I'm not sure about so I'm still interested in a fix for this if anyone can explain it. Meanwhile, I'll just keep looking at other pages and trying to figure out the javascript.Thanks,Ted

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It is actually a very easy fix. go here:http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/popular_...ck_to_activate/under flash resourses click on this:Flash Professional 8 and Flash Basic 8 Active Content Update Ahh i just realized it is for flash 8 basic / professional... and you are on MX ?doh..!I dont if you can do it with MX, but for those of you with flash 8 basic/professional it works..here is a link to something I threw together theres flash in the top left corner: http://members.cox.net/astralaaron/ also on yahoo's page they usually have flash in their logo and they do this also.anyway hope this helps someone!

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I found the javascript code to work around IE's "active content" issue. It adds another step to your web design, but it will clear up the problem.Read the information and download the javascript files from here...http://www.adobe.com/devnet/activecontent/I've used this now, and will start working my way back through my customer's sites and start implementing these javascript files. BTW it's easy enough to do for someone who doesn't know javascript. just save the .js files on the site, and paste the code on your pages, modifying the flash file name and dimensions.Thanks for all your input,Ted Vieira

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