+ 0 Votes fear TheVirtualOne Updated - 6 years ago activeX sucks but we all deal with it. since you use windows, you should embrace it or use the opera browser. or firefox for all of you add on freaks + 0 Votes Information for Developers about Internet Explorer TheVirtualOne 6 years ago from: http://msdn.microsoft.com/ieupdate/ on 11/12/2007 Information for Developers about Internet Explorer Updated November 8, 2007 In April 2006, Microsoft changed the way Internet Explorer activates ActiveX controls loaded from web pages. Users were required to manually activate controls, by clicking the control or confirming a "click to activate" message, before interacting with controls loaded by websites. As a result of recent technology licenses acquired by Microsoft, these restrictions are no longer mandatory. Microsoft plans to remove the activation behavior from Internet Explorer in April 2008. What does this mean? The removal of this behavior from Internet Explorer will require no changes to existing web pages; it will not require any new actions for developers creating new pages. Web pages that previously required activation will no longer require controls to be activated. Controls will function as they did before the activation change was made in April 2006. The update that removes this behavior is called the Internet Explorer Automatic Component Activation update (IE ACA). How will this be rolled out to customers? An optional Internet Explorer Automatic Component Preview will be released for general download via the Internet Explorer Download Center in early December 2007; also a Internet Explorer Automatic Component Preview is planned for February 2008. In April 2008, the activation behavior will be permanently removed for all customers as part of the April 2008 Internet Explorer Cumulative Update. For an introduction to the current activation user experience, please see Internet Explorer 6: ActiveX Update. For current activation technical information, please see Activating ActiveX Controls. Note: The above MSDN articles will be updated to reflect the new behavior.