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Problem with Flash link

User has to click twice on very first time for link to work

11:34 am on Aug 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have created a Flash movie on my company website, and when the user clicks the More Info button the user is taken to a separate website in its own window.

The problem I have is that for the very first time the user has to click twice to get to the destination website but after this the user only has to click once.

I would like to remove the necessity for the user to click twice and therefore only one click for the link to work. I use Flash very rarely and I am not familair with Actionscript. Are there any Flash gurus that could advise me?



3:53 pm on Aug 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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this is a problem with IE not flash, MS is in a legal battle for Activex Controls source code with someone, and during the court battles they are not allowed to have IE auto-activate any activex controls. That being said there is a simple workaround you can do to fix it. Just Google "IE + Activex Workaround"

you'll find it.

2:55 am on Aug 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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you need to use 'swfObject' to embed flash - it's becoming the new standard for embedding flash into html pages - and it also helps with search engines a bit