Click to activate and use this control

Sorry if this is a lame one - i was surprised not to find a post about it :-/

When using IE on the following site:

     http://64.78.32.215/GES/In_Cold_Blood/index.html

my Flash elements ALL require either the Spacebar be pressed or a mouse click to activate them. Now the only Flash element that is actually a control is the Menu at the top, the rest are simply video. When using Netscape or Firefox, the elements are active from the start (as i would want them) and no white boxes appear around them during mouseover.

What am i missing here - I want IE to behave like Netscape does in this case and not require a click to activate nor display the white outline box during mouseover of an inactive component.

here is the code for the menu:

<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" width="756" height="54" id="menu" align="middle">
<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
<param name="movie" value="../Flash-Menus/micro_menu/menu/menu.swf" />
<param name="quality" value="high" />
<param name="bgcolor" value="#005500" />
<embed src="../Flash-Menus/micro_menu/menu/menu.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="756" height="54" name="menu" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />
</object>

Thanks all,
Tom
tdantonaTechnical Service ManagerAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

RabelCommented:
Its a microsoft update - you can find the fix here

http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/activecontent/articles/devletter.html

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
tdantonaTechnical Service ManagerAuthor Commented:
WOW, that was interesting.

Not much of a Java head but i certainly get it now. Thanks.
tdantonaTechnical Service ManagerAuthor Commented:
OK, one problem here.

Now that I have deployed this neither Netscape nor FireFox display anything at all??????

Am i missing something?
RabelCommented:
that is stange I used the first option on a few of my sites and everything has been fine, please post your code or tell me which option you used

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Adobe Flash

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.