Microsoft to make Flash default in IE10

Victor Barreiro Jr.
Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 and RT gets an update to allow Flash to run by default

EXPLORER AND FLASH. Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 will get an update, enabling flash content to run by default. Screen shot from

MANILA, Philippines – Microsoft announced it will be updating Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 and Windows RT, allowing Flash content to be run by default.

The decision seems to have been based on a growing number of Flash-enabled sites that do not play well with the new version of Windows. According to the announcement, “the vast majority of sites with Flash content are now compatible with the Windows experience for touch, performance, and battery life.”

The announcement notes that “fewer than 4%” of Flash content remains incompatible, primarily due to other ActiveX requirements in addition to Flash.

The update, which will go live on March 13, will also enable a curated Compatibility View (CV) list, blocking Flash content in some sites that remain incompatible with touch-based Windows or that depend on other plug-ins, such as the above-mentioned ActiveX. The desktop version of IE10 on Windows 8 will be the only version of IE10 that will run all Flash content. –

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Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.