must click Flash in order to activate
Posted on 2006-05-26
i'm on win XP sp2 and IE 6.0.29
at some point a few months ago I noticed that any flash displaying on a page requires that I click on the object before it is activated. wheni hover over it, the flash object will have a marquee around it. sometimes a hover text tag will appear telling me that i have to click or press the spacebar to activate the Active X control. I am not sure if this was a security feature added from an autoupdate, or perhaps a microsoft anti-spyware update but it is sometimes annoying especially since i do not know how to turn it off. I can see how this might be useful though since i guess since i guess it is blocking potentialy harmful scripts taht may execute without warning. any ideas?