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Firefox 1.5 viewing problems

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#1 Not_a_computer_guy


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Posted 21 January 2006 - 02:10 AM

Hi Firefox is having trouble displaying banner ads that some sites have. for example, at the top of the screen I am seeing on this website, it says unable to connect in a small box at the top of the screen. Whenever I try to view any type of video clip, such as a movie trailer, it tells me I am missing a plugin and it automatically searches the web for the "appropriate plugin" and then does nothing. I have XP media center and I have wmp 10. I don't know what the deal is. What in the world is active x? Does that have something to do with it? Should I uninstall firefox, and redownload it? (I guess I'd loose my bookmarks that way, so hopefully that is not what it comes to.) Thanks in advance!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#2 poru


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Posted 25 January 2006 - 11:30 PM

Here's some background on ActiveX. Its broad application makes it vulnerable to serving as a vehicle for malware.

One of Firefox's security benefits is that it does not use ActiveX. There is a Mozilla activeX Project. You can check the details; looks quite elaborate, at least at this point.

You've got kind of a "pushme. pullyou" situation; the lack of ActiveX supposedly makes Firefox more secure, but you WILL lose some interactive elements of some sites: for example, MS security updates are not possible with Firefox. Maybe someday....

Edited by poru, 25 January 2006 - 11:56 PM.

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