"click to activate and use this control"?

  • peachy
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I've got a problem with one of my flash menus. If you go to my site http://www.chibabeat.com you can see that when you hover over the menu box on the upper left corner it says "click to activate and use this control". Is there anything I can do to disable this so that the box is active as soon as the page opens?
This wasn't a problem until today and I'm not sure if it is just my computer or if everyone sees this too.
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i have no idea .... it works ok for me.
Probably some security settings?
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from the 11th...what you are seeing is microsofts answer to the EOLAS effect..it's in IE now to put a dotted box around the movie and ask if you want to enable active-x
a search on google will give you a couple of fixes, basically you call a Javascript routine to intercept and the problem will go away.
you'll be seeing a lot more posts describing the same as its now in effect.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Yeah, its from the microsoft update. It's been really annoying to me as well as I use a couple of flash files on my website and you have to click it like two or three times just to get to use it.

Ugh! is all I can say lol :(
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Post 3+ Months Ago

IE 7 has this Feature , just incase a rollover might Triger a security threat ..
here a good site that might help ... http://www.baekdal.com/articles/Technology/microsoft-ie-activex-update
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I've tried 3 fixes so far and my that havent worked. In general instructions on how to do this are difficult to understand. I'd like to sue microsoft myself for messing up my pages :x
  • mobosof
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917425/en-us#E0VB0ABAAA

if it's just for your own use..link above has the patch that will revert back to how it was...short term
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi there.

must say that the solutions i saw on ms's page don't work right with applets embeded in pages.
so i started to implement myself and after testing and testing i finally got it to work right.
the script was started mainly for the applets (embeded with object tag) but it works also on the other problematic tags/objects.
what you need: download the script file; import the file in your page right before the </body> tag.

http://www.senchiu.de/iefix/iefix.html

Hope i could help (i jnow how annoying was for me)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I have imported this js script into my pages which I'm having this same problem on. It seems to work great on one of my pages, but not the rest? I double and triple checked them that the import is right before the </body> tag.
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here you could find an explanation to fix that... download the movie.
http://www.cartoonsmart.com/change_code.html
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http://www.pwdmag.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=107
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Have come accross this problem too and as stated on this bb it is indeed a microsoft change. You can uninstall the relevent security upgrade which fixes your pc but far more important is the fact that other users seeing your sites will still encounter this problem if they have automatic updates enabled!

However, there is a simple fix for your sites as detailed below

1)Create the follwing .js file as below

CODE/*****************************************************************
* Flash Fix script
* Fixes embedded object activation issues in Internet Explorer
*****************************************************************/

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

if (window.attachEvent)
window.attachEvent("onload", flashfix)
else
window.onload=flashfix;


save it as flashfix.js or whatever and then place a link in the "head" section of your site for every page that has flash using the follwing link

<script src="location/of/flashfix.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

Have applied this to all my flash sites and it works! (Thankyou Microsoft for all the extra work!)

Hope it works for you!

Regards Terry
http://www.beanwebs.co.uk
  • graphixboy
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Post 3+ Months Ago

The other option is to remove the <embed> tag completely and place your flash movie, quicktime, flix, shockwave, etc using javascript.

A quick and easy example is available with the flash object

http://blog.deconcept.com/swfobject/
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Post 3+ Months Ago

solution:

http://www.sometricks.com/2006/04/23/be ... ashobject/
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Post 3+ Months Ago

don't know if its of any use but we have created a program to automatically update any website in a folder by applying the javascript work around:

http://www.setsquareassist.com/websiteconverter.htm
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hello,

I am using Object Activator to solve the Eolas activation problem:
http://www.orontesprojects.com/objectactivator.htm

It works for flash, mediaplayer, quicktime, acrobat, realplayer, :D ...

Mark
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Make 2 files. 1 html and 1 js

for example in index.html write this code:
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<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>11</title>
</head>
<body bgcolor="#ffffff">
<script src="loadshockwave.js"></script>
<script> loadshockwave()</script>
<script></script>
</body>
</html>
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Now make loadshockwave.js file and write:
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function loadshockwave()
{
document.write("<object classid='clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000' codebase='http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/swflash.cab' width='550' height='400' id='11' align='middle'><param name='allowScriptAccess' value='always' /><param name='movie' value='11.swf' /><param name='quality' value='high' /><param name='bgcolor' value='#999999' /><embed src='11.swf' quality='high' bgcolor='#999999' width='550' height='400' name='11' align='middle' allowScriptAccess='always' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' pluginspage='http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer' /></object>");
}

Hope this will work now without any problem if not please contact me on dinesh_joshi8@yahoo.com

Enjoy
Dinesh

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