Missing Adobe Flash Player ActiveX on IE 10

This section provides a tutorial example on what you will see on IE 10 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 10 with default settings:

1. Run IE 10 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:
Missing Flash Player on IE 10

2. Read the warning message near the page bottom as shown in the above picture. The warning message says: "This website wants to install the following add-on: 'Adobe Flashruntime' from 'Adobe Systems Incorporated'."

3. Click on the "Install" button, you will see a pop up box for you to install Adobe Flashruntime.

Last update: 2014.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Adobe Flash

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Firefox

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Chrome

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Safari

Adobe Flash Player ActiveX for IE

Missing Adobe Flash Player ActiveX on IE 10

 Installing Adobe Flash Player 13 for IE 10

 Verifying Adobe Flash Player Installation for IE 10

 Removing Adobe Flash Player from IE 10

 Using "object" Elements for Flash Files

 Using "embed" Elements for Flash Files

 "mp3player" - MP3 Music Player

 SWFObject - Hidding "object" behind JavaScript

 Flash Player Projector

 SWFTools - SWF File Manipulation Tools

 SWFC Script to Generate Flash SWF Files

 ActionScript Embedded in SWFC Script

 AS3Compile - ActionScript 3 Compiler

 Adobe Flex SDK 4

 SWF File Structure and Tags

 SWF File Processing Rules

 SWF Files for Video and Audio Streams

 Outdated Tutorials


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