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I am doing a site with flash buttons and every tim i go to a
new page and roll over the buttons section a bounding box comes up
around everything that is flash. When you roll over it, it tells
you to click to activate this control.
it works fine in mozilla but not in explorer. I havent had
this problem until recently and i am wondering is it a new version
of explorer that is doing this and i need to change some browser
settings or something.
Here is the link to the test site.
http://www.firstlinemedia.com/test
Thanks

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Hi Mike,
Sorry, but that link won't work.
Here is the text of the post:
At my company I create LMS enabled lessons to help clinicians
learn to use patient tracking software. We recently encountered a
small problem that might be encountered by others who use this
forum. I thought I’d post my experience.
The issue began when my company began upgrading computer
terminals with the latest version of Windows XP. The symptoms of
the problem occurred when a web page containing any active content,
such as Flash, QuickTime, etc., displayed via the latest version of
Internet Explorer.
Here is the sequence of events:
After a page containing active content loaded, the user would
hover a mouse over the (active) content. At that time two curious
things would occur; a gray “bounding box” would appear
around the borders of the active content, and a small message box
would appear saying “Click to activate and use this
control.”. The user would have to click the active content
(to make the message and bounding box disappear). After the message
and bounding box disappeared the active content would function as
intended.
For me this meant that HTML files where I had Flash embedded
(generated from a Captivate file) would require an initial mouse
click to activate the (Flash) control. (I had many short Flash/HTML
files strung together for form a single lesson. I did this to track
the users progress through the LMS.) Each time a HTML page with
active content loaded the user would have to repeat the mouse
click. This was not a good thing for my lessons.
After doing a little research I found a Macromedia/Adobe
article that explained what was causing this new quirk and how to
work around the problem.
Here is a link to that article:
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/activecontent/articles/devletter.html
I thought this might be helpful for any folks encountering
the same problem.
Cheers TPK
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