4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 15, 2006 8:44 AM by Newsgroup_User

    IE Double Click

    jwholm13
      Anyone know how to get past the IE Double Click. I've created a flash animation where the entire background image is a URL link. In every browser (on the Mac and PC), except Internet Explorer on the PC, the user clicks once on the image and is taken to the appropriate page. BUT in IE, on the PC, the user has to click twice. WHY GOD WHY? Please help!
        • 1. Re: IE Double Click
          Level 7
          uh oh - here we go again - duck and cover!!!!!
          If i had a nickel everytime this was asked in the past few months i would have....let's see - go here:
          http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search?q=group:*flash*&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
          (the google archive of the forum)
          and search for "active content".
          A total of 362 (and rising everyday) returns.
          Multiply that by $.5
          I think I would end up with $181. (is my math correct?)

          Anyway you get the point. Search the forums first - it was just asked and answered at least twice
          just yesterday. It unfortunately will be asked again today a couple more times, and then tomorrow
          and the next day and....
          Most of us are simply too tired to even respond to this anymore but we understand that searching for
          the right terminology is often hard to discern.
          But here's the url that has been posted here a couple hundred times already - guess it can't hurt to
          paste it again :)

          http://activecontent.blogspot.com

          If you search google for "active content" you will realize just how popular this little bit of tech
          news was/has been over the last 6 months - been all over blogs and news sites for a while.

          There are methods to combat this on this site (yes, adobe.com) and all you have to do is search
          adobe to find:
          http://www.adobe.com/devnet/activecontent/
          An entire section devoted to this issue.

          When you hover over any active content in IE you will see this:
          http://www.mudbubble.com/staging/ac.jpg
          See the little tool tip instructing you what to do? If you google that ("Click to activate and use
          this control" or similar), you will find 2,050,000 returns (wow)

          :)


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          jwholm13 wrote:
          > Anyone know how to get past the IE Double Click. I've created a flash animation
          > where the entire background image is a URL link. In every browser (on the Mac
          > and PC), except Internet Explorer on the PC, the user clicks once on the image
          > and is taken to the appropriate page. BUT in IE, on the PC, the user has to
          > click twice. WHY GOD WHY? Please help!
          >
          • 2. Re: IE Double Click
            Level 7
            http://www.adobe.com/devnet/activecontent/
            http://msdn.microsoft.com/ieupdate/

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            "jwholm13" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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            > Anyone know how to get past the IE Double Click. I've created a flash
            > animation
            > where the entire background image is a URL link. In every browser (on the
            > Mac
            > and PC), except Internet Explorer on the PC, the user clicks once on the
            > image
            > and is taken to the appropriate page. BUT in IE, on the PC, the user has
            > to
            > click twice. WHY GOD WHY? Please help!
            >


            • 3. Re: IE Double Click
              jwholm13 Level 1
              Thank you. Is it me.. or does Microsoft suck on every level. Thanks again.
              • 4. Re: IE Double Click
                Level 7
                Well, they have their moments - but in regards to this issue - not their fault - read about it
                online - it was a legal battle between MS and EOLAS and EOLAS won - MS fought it - so they are on
                our side with this issue.
                Really, read about it - google it - go here:
                http://www.webreference.com/programming/ie/

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                jwholm13 wrote:
                > Thank you. Is it me.. or does Microsoft suck on every level. Thanks again.