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  • Question

  • When loading a Flash object on a website, I get the following:

    "An add-on for this webpage failed to run."

    This is due to incompatibility with Internet Explorer. It works fine only in Chrome except for Firefox, which the plug-in crashes. What does this mean?

    Saturday, July 18, 2015 10:55 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    the error message sounds like its for a Java JRT Applet not Adobe Flash. Can you provide the address of the web page where this occurs, together with your windows and IE versions?

    You can try

    Tools>Internet Options>Security tab, click "Reset all zones to default".

    Tools>Manage Addons>Show all addons>... locate Oracle Java JRT in the list and make sure its enabled.

    Tools>Active X filtering....

    go to http://java.com and follow the links to test your Java JRT installation. You should have both the latest 32bit and 64 bit versions installed. There is also a tool on that site to remove/uninstall any previous versions. The error message indicates that you have an outdated version installed.

    Regards.

    After I finished this answer... I got a notification to update Java JRT. Start>Control Panel>Java JRT to adjust its update settings. go to http://java.com/en/download/installed8.jsp test the version of your installation.

    Questions regarding Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 and Internet Explorer 11 for the IT Pro Audience. Topics covered are: Installation, Deployment, Configuration, Security, Group Policy, Management questions. If you are a consumer looking for answers or to raise a question, it's highly recommended you head on over to http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us


    Rob^_^


    Sunday, July 19, 2015 4:22 AM
  • Hi,

    thanks for the feedback... a smooth guess on my part, but be wary... <applet> is depreciated in html5, chromium have already flagged it as such... use <object> instead.

    <figure>
      <object type="application/x-java-applet">
        <param name="code" value="Smiley.class">
        <p>You do not have Java available, or it is disabled.</p>
      </object>
      <figcaption>My Java Object</figcaption>
    </figure>

    Immersive IE and Edge will not display it and will prompt to open the page in IE11. For gaming or graphing applications use html5 canvas instead. For media streaming use the html5 media elements (video, audio) with flash fallbacks for userAgents that don't support it.

    Enterprise domains can continue to support it in IE11 on Win7 and X, using Enterprise Mode, but as you have seen, the latest version needs to have been installed and previous versions removed from the client.

    Regards.


    Rob^_^

    • Marked as answer by pina618 Wednesday, July 22, 2015 10:02 PM
    Monday, July 20, 2015 3:48 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    the error message sounds like its for a Java JRT Applet not Adobe Flash. Can you provide the address of the web page where this occurs, together with your windows and IE versions?

    You can try

    Tools>Internet Options>Security tab, click "Reset all zones to default".

    Tools>Manage Addons>Show all addons>... locate Oracle Java JRT in the list and make sure its enabled.

    Tools>Active X filtering....

    go to http://java.com and follow the links to test your Java JRT installation. You should have both the latest 32bit and 64 bit versions installed. There is also a tool on that site to remove/uninstall any previous versions. The error message indicates that you have an outdated version installed.

    Regards.

    After I finished this answer... I got a notification to update Java JRT. Start>Control Panel>Java JRT to adjust its update settings. go to http://java.com/en/download/installed8.jsp test the version of your installation.

    Questions regarding Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 and Internet Explorer 11 for the IT Pro Audience. Topics covered are: Installation, Deployment, Configuration, Security, Group Policy, Management questions. If you are a consumer looking for answers or to raise a question, it's highly recommended you head on over to http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us


    Rob^_^


    Sunday, July 19, 2015 4:22 AM
  • Thanks, it resolved my problem.

    The Java JRT Applet was making Adobe Flash not able to run. Again, thanks.

    Sunday, July 19, 2015 11:22 PM
  • Hi,

    thanks for the feedback... a smooth guess on my part, but be wary... <applet> is depreciated in html5, chromium have already flagged it as such... use <object> instead.

    <figure>
      <object type="application/x-java-applet">
        <param name="code" value="Smiley.class">
        <p>You do not have Java available, or it is disabled.</p>
      </object>
      <figcaption>My Java Object</figcaption>
    </figure>

    Immersive IE and Edge will not display it and will prompt to open the page in IE11. For gaming or graphing applications use html5 canvas instead. For media streaming use the html5 media elements (video, audio) with flash fallbacks for userAgents that don't support it.

    Enterprise domains can continue to support it in IE11 on Win7 and X, using Enterprise Mode, but as you have seen, the latest version needs to have been installed and previous versions removed from the client.

    Regards.


    Rob^_^

    • Marked as answer by pina618 Wednesday, July 22, 2015 10:02 PM
    Monday, July 20, 2015 3:48 AM