1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 22, 2014 6:31 AM by Mike M

    Flash disabled


      When running a flash player test it shows that my flash player is disabled.  When I go to the tools and manage add ons it shows that it is enabled.  When I check on safety it shows that activeX filter is not on.  I am unable to hear a radio station that up until a few days ago I was able to hear.  I tried removing flash and then reloading it but my system simply says that it is part of Explorer.  What to do?

        • 1. Re: Flash disabled
          Mike M Level 6

          Your problems come from the abomination Microsoft calls a browser---Internet Exploder 11.

          IE has always been the problem child of browsers, but 11 has got to be the biggest pile of garbage to come out of Redmond, WA since Vista. They rewrote the "User-Agent Strings", which websites use to identify the browser and provide the proper content for it, like ActiveX specific things. Some sites now ID it as Gecko (Firefox) while others ID it as Webkit (Chrome or Safari). Problem is, that when the content is adjusted for those User-Agent Strings, it REQUIRES the appropriate browser engine, which IE doesn't have (IE uses a Trident engine). EVERYTHING falls apart after that.

          So far, Microsoft has made NO indication that they have any plan to fix it soon.

          Microsoft's recommendation is to use Compatibility View for affected pages, and "pretend" you're using a different browser. Trouble with that is it has seen limited success at best, and you have to individually enable it for EVERY page that has problems.

          I'm not big on "pretending" so I recommend actually using another browser.

          Firefox (from Mozilla)

          Opera (from Opera)

          Safari (from Apple)

          Chrome (from Google)

          ANY of those will work where IE11 won't, with the Flash Player Plug-in (For all other browsers), and Chrome doesn't even need that because it has its own Flash Player plugin built in.