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IE7Pro browser add-on is blocking Flash - looking for workarounds

3:35 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I am starting to get feedback from users who have installed IE7Pro and now can not view Flash on my site.

This is making for a bad user experience and I am curious if any discussion around workarounds have bubbled up?

Initially, we are looking to get data to show the number of visitors that this is impacting however I can not detect a unique user agent name. Anyone know if this add on creates a unique user agent name?

Any insights or thoughts on this issue would be much appreciated.

4:25 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi there keto,

IE7Pro is a must have add-on for Internet Explorer, which includes a lot of features and tweaks to make your IE friendlier, more useful, secure and customizable. IE7Pro includes Tabbed Browsing Management, Spell Check, Inline Search, Super Drag Drop, Crash Recovery, Proxy Switcher, Mouse Gesture, Tab History Browser, Web Accelerator, User Agent Switcher, Webpage Capturer, AD Blocker, Flash Block, Greasemonkey like User Scripts platform, User Plug-ins and many more power packed features. You can customize not just Internet Explorer, but even your favorite website according to your need and taste using IE7Pro.

The default setting for this is probably set to off. ;)


5:10 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the reply Birdbrain. The problem that I am seeing is that users are installing this add on without any real understanding of the impact it may have. I talking specifically about non-ad flash modules.

So I guess in part what I am asking is does anyone know what the percentage of users who are installing this tool. Also, any recommendations on how to inform the user that they may not be seeing the site correctly if this add on is in place?

If this addon has mass adoption I could see a real problem with a number of my sites and thus I am trying to plan for the future.

Thanks again,



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