Wednesday, 7 November 2012

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How To Add Flash Support To IE 10 On Windows 8 And RT

Internet Explorer 10 is undeniably one of the best browsing tools that people have experienced so far. However, the powerful browser offers some limitations employed by Microsoft for its newest piece of creation Windows 8 and RT. IE fans didn’t expected it to restrict Flash content other than approved websites by Microsoft. This may be kept as a security measure for users however, it has now turned as a major drawback of IE 10. Still Microsoft is good at supporting users need and therefore there is a simple way to add flash support to metro styled IE 10.


Below mentioned are some of the quickest steps to do so:
  1. Launch IE 10 from your desktop. Hit the Alt button from your keyboard to see the browser’s menu bar.
  2. Go to Tools> Compatibility View Settings.
  3. Uncheck the checkbox named “Download updated compatibility View Settings”.
  4. Now go to the IE 10’s whitelist located at the following address of your system: C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\IECompatData\iecompatdata.xml
  5. Open this XML file in a text editor for e.g. Notepad excluding the rich format editors like Word. And place <Flash> there.
  6. You can easily add new domains using the below syntax, <domain>geekyportal.com</domain>
  7. You can add several domains of your choice to run Flash on to the list and save it on to your system.
  8. Add the following registry key on your system in order to test Flash content in IE 10, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Flash\DebugDomain

DebugDomain is a string value that contains the domain server name for e.g.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Flash\DebugDomain = movies.contoso.com

However, it should be noted that direct URLs of a Flash page or resource are not compatible as well as any value that contains “/” including http:// or https://. Hope this can help you add flash content for your favorite gaming websites on IE 10.

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