Flash Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 3.02, by Dr. Herong Yang
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:
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.
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