Due to a recent patent lawsuit that Microsoft lost, the popular browser Internet Explorer now prevents web visitors from interacting with ActiveX plug-ins. This affects programs such as Flash, QuickTime Movies, Windows Media, and other embedded objects. Microsoft released an update to Internet Explorer early in April that forces visitors to activate objects first before the feature becomes fully functional. Instead of requiring one click to enable a plug-in such as Flash, it may now take two. This update also concerns MSN Explorer and AOL browsers.
For example, an ActiveX control that used to automatically load without any clicks will now require at least one. There is a work-around that would allow the site to function as it did before the update: some minor web development additions would do the trick. Learn more about this technical issue.