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If you've got Windows automatic updates turned on the chances are you've noticed a change recently in the way flash movies are displayed within IE.  You'll find you have to move your mouse pointer over the flash movie which will cause the borders of the movie to highliight and then click your mouse to 'acitvate' the control and only then can you interact with the movie.  At best it's an inconvenience, at worst it can stop a site functioning as a customer of mine has just rung me to point out.

Thankfully a solution is really simple, just create a file in the site root called ieupdate.js containing the following...

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

and then on each of your web pages which contains flash, add the following line at the very end, ie just before the end body tag

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

Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2006 12:47 PM | Back to top


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