Turn off x64 MSIE prompt to install plugins?

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Peter Lawton, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. Peter Lawton

    Peter Lawton Guest

    I keep getting prompts in 64bit MSIE to install Macromedia Flash Player 8,
    because it says a site might not display correctly without it.

    As there doesn't appear to be a 64bit version of Flash and even if there was
    I wouldn't want it anyway is there any way to tell 64bit MSIE not to prompt
    me to install plugins?


    Peter Lawton
    Peter Lawton, Jan 13, 2006
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  2. Go to Tools > Internet Options > Security (tab) > Custom Level... > select
    "Disable" under "Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls"
    Andre Da Costa, Jan 13, 2006
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  3. Peter Lawton

    Peter Lawton Guest

    That's already set to "Disable" but I'm still getting the Info bar at the
    top of the pane saying:-

    "This site might require the following ActiveX control: 'Macromedia Flash
    Player8' from Macromedia, Inc.'. Click here to install..."

    Of course clicking here to install goes off and tries to install something
    that doesn't work on x64

    I could easily just ignore the info bar, except for one site I use regularly
    works fine without flash but in a particular pop-up window the info bar
    hides a button I need until I close the info bar :(

    Is there any way to stop the info bar displaying for missing ActiveX

    Peter Lawton
    Peter Lawton, Jan 14, 2006
  4. There is another one I see under that list Peter, you could try disabling
    that: "Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins". Try that and report back if it
    works or not. If does not, lets hope someone comes up with some additional
    suggestions or just go back Internet Explorer 32-bit.
    Andre Da Costa, Jan 14, 2006
  5. Peter Lawton

    Peter Lawton Guest

    That's helped,

    On the main page I now get an info bar saying:-

    "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..." (clicking here for options does nothing though)

    But I don't get the info bar in the pop up window that was giving me the
    problems any more.

    So that's fixed it for that particular site for me at least

    Many thanks

    Peter Lawton
    Peter Lawton, Jan 15, 2006
  6. Peter Lawton

    Peter Lawton Guest

    Even more of a laugh of course is the same happens for the Microsoft
    "Genuine Windows Validation Component" when you try to do downloads from
    download.microsoft.com and run "Microsoft Update" from update.microsoft.com,
    although the latter does helpfully open a legacy copy of 32bit MSIE for you.

    I suppose if MS can't be bothered to support 64bit themselves yet we can't
    be too hard on Macromedia (Flash) and SUN (Java) for not bothering either :(

    Peter Lawton
    Peter Lawton, Jan 15, 2006
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    John Barnes Guest

    Give them time, they just bothered to support SOME of their keyboards and
    mice. :-( Not mine. :-((((
    John Barnes, Jan 15, 2006
  8. Peter Lawton


    Sep 8, 2013
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    This site wants to install flash player

    I would like to have more control over my computer. This does not seem to be a priority for the builders of IE10. I am constantly getting a prompt at the bottom of my browser and it is driving me nuts. It states that many sites wont operate properly unless I enable it. This is completely untrue. This message is referring to the flash player.

    Because I have done a fresh install of windows and explorer 10, the flash player is not active at present, but I'm sure Microsoft will find some way of stealthily implanting it in their next expensive operating system or browser. I don't want to be bombarded with flashing scrolling and mostly irrelevant advertisements - that actually give me headaches.

    This is a health issue that Microsoft should repair in their systems by providing a simple switch to turn all the movie screens on and off. ONE THAT WORKS. This in affect would reduce the demand on our servers and delivery systems that seem to be bogged down in all this movie traffic. [Of course there is a switch in IE10 to turn the message prompt off, but it doesn't work].

    I suspect this is some kind of conspiracy between Microsoft and Adobe.

    I really hope one of the real humans at Microsoft or Adobe address the issue of 'user control' in a meaningful way this time. To do this they need to take into account the users well being. This is a very annoying situation, and disappointing too, as it seems that Microsoft OS and IE seem to be going backward in the name of 'user control' and forcefully pushing us 'forward' in a direction that many users don't want to go.

    Yours sincerely, Jack
    farmerjack61, Sep 8, 2013
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