Your security settings do not allow Web sites to use ActiveX contr

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William McIlroy

A simple case of not having the right Adobe plug-in or add-on or whatever it
is caused. Once having navigated to the Adobe website, the website attempts
to do something ActiveX, which IE6 is very determined to prevent. The gold
information bar that IE6 displays permits the operator to display help text
that, when followed, does not open the gates of Hell and permit bats to fly
up into my computer. This is very frustrating. I notice other users at
various Google-able places on the 'Net have spent hours playing the same
losing game. I eventually used Mozilla to get what I wanted. Score:
Mozilla 1, Microsoft 0.


Your security settings do not allow Web sites to use ActiveX controls
installed on your computer.
This page may not display correctly.
Click here for options...


To help users, it would be nice to have a button that could be pressed to
(temporarily) unlock the protection mechanisms. That would permit Grandma
Know-nothing to hurt herself. But, what about me? Don't I count?
 
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PA Bear [MS MVP]

Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista SP1) when
posting to this newsgroup, please.

In which Security zone is the website running when you get this prompt?
 
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William McIlroy

See? The complexity is getting deep enough to require a sturdy pair of
boots. The version of IE6 (since replaced on my system with Firefox) is the
version of IE6 that is installed by default from the original Windows 2003
Server release CD (not R2). The configuration settings are also the default.
I understand why IE has assumed a defensive posture. But absolutely
disallowing installation of Adobe Flash is unwanted behavior. Maybe there is
some ritual that I could perform to get around the security problem, but I
haven't been to divinity school. It seems to me that IE6 was originally
intended to permit ActiveX controls to work, under certain circumstances,
after the user changes the default configuration settings using the obtuse
zones and parameters dialog boxes, but somebody did something to IE6 to make
it impossible. This has been reported by others elsewhere.
 
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William McIlroy said:
I understand why IE has assumed a defensive posture. But absolutely
disallowing installation of Adobe Flash is unwanted behavior. Maybe there is

One needs to install Adobe Flash Player only once and for all. Moreover, some people don't want it at all, because Flash animations devour their bandwidth. So I cannot see a problem here when user is prompted to install optional browser addon.
Btw. I sense some trolling here...
 
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