Microsoft Drops IE ActiveX Warning

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Microsoft’s next update to Internet Explorer (remember, its real name is Suckernet Exploder…) will revert to the pre-WinXP SP2 behavior for ActiveX controls. That is, there won’t be any more “Click to activate…” prompts. Controls will just work. Sounds like taking a step back forward to me. The update will be rolled into the next betas of Vista SP1 and XP SP3, though the announcement did not specify what versions of IE would be changed. I would guess 7, but I’m hoping for 6, too, since that’s what I have, and those stupid prompts are annoying me. They did say that users will be able to opt-out of the change, though I can’t see any reason why users would want to.


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