Flash Fix for latest IE Update

I’m sure many of you have recently noticed in IE, sites with flash have a “Click to Activate” message when you mouse over the flash object. The reason? You guessed it–Microsoft’s latest update.

Here’s the fix courtesy of Amara software:
Just after the last object in your HTML page, pop in the Javascript link:
script type=”text/javascript” src=”ieupdate.js”

Open a new document in Notepad or your HTML editor, and copy & paste the following content into it:
theObjects = document.getElementsByTagName("object");
for (var i = 0; i < theObjects.length; i++) { theObjects[i].outerHTML = theObjects[i].outerHTML; }

Save this file as ieupdate.js and upload both files to your server

5 responses to “Flash Fix for latest IE Update”

  1. The loop in this solution sometimes doesn’t complete for some reason and prevents subsequent images on the page from being loaded.

    To get around this, I put the loop in a function and ran it on the body onload. This seems to work fine. Hope this helps someone else…

  2. Using this will ‘flicker’ the flash as it seems. My flash statr blank and fade in, but the fading now takes place twice!

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