Outdated: Missing Adobe Flash Player ActiveX on IE 8

This section provides a tutorial example on what you will see on IE 8 with visiting a Web page that uses Flash without Adobe Flash Player ActiveX installed.

What Is Adobe Flash Player ActiveX? Adobe Flash Player ActiveX is an IE (Internet Explorer) add-on program that enables the Web browser to deliver multimedia information and interactivity programmed in SWF (Shockwave File).

If you do not have Adobe Flash Player ActiveX installed and visit a Web site that uses the Flash technology with IE, you will get an error, or a prompt message to ask you to install it.

Without Adobe Flash Player ActiveX installed, here is what I got on IE 8 with default settings:

1. Run IE 8 and visit the Adobe Flash Player test page at http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/. The test page will show an empty area with a missing image icon as shown below:
Missing Flash Player on IE 8

2. Read the warning message below the page tab as shown in the above picture. The warning message says: "This website wants to install the following add-on: 'Adobe Flash Player' from 'Adobe Systems Incorporated'. If you trust the website and the add-on and want to install it, click here..."

3. Click on the warning message, you will see a pop up menu with a command for you to install Adobe Flash Player.

Last update: 2010.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Adobe Flash

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Firefox

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Chrome

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Safari

 Adobe Flash Player ActiveX for IE

 Using "object" Elements for Flash Files

 Using "embed" Elements for Flash Files

 "mp3player" - MP3 Music Player

 SWFObject - Hidding "object" behind JavaScript

 Flash Player Projector

 SWFTools - SWF File Manipulation Tools

 SWFC Script to Generate Flash SWF Files

 ActionScript Embedded in SWFC Script

 AS3Compile - ActionScript 3 Compiler

 Adobe Flex SDK 4

 SWF File Structure and Tags

 SWF File Processing Rules

 SWF Files for Video and Audio Streams

Outdated Tutorials

 Outdated: Missing Adobe Flash Player Plugin on Firefox 26

 Outdated: Installing Adobe Flash Player 13 for Firefox 26

 Outdated: Adobe Flash Player 13 Installation with Adobe DLM

 Outdated: Verifying Adobe Flash Player 10 Installation for Firefox 3

 Outdated: Adobe Flash Player 10 Installation with Adobe DLM

Outdated: Missing Adobe Flash Player ActiveX on IE 8

 Outdated: Verifying Adobe Flash Player Installation for IE 8

 Outdated: Displaying Images as "object" Elements on Firefox 3

 Outdated: Displaying Images as "object" Elements on IE 8

 Outdated: Playing Flash as "object[@data]" on IE 8

 Outdated: Displaying Images as "embed" Elements on Firefox 3

 Outdated: Displaying Images as "embed" Elements on IE 8

 Outdated: Playing Flash as "embed" Elements on IE 8

 Outdated: Downloading and Running Flash Player Projector 10

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