Microsoft really dropped the ball on this one. Web developers world-wide have spend countless hours modifying their code to workaround this ‘click to activate’ problem.
Now they’ve finally licensed the technology, the question remains, why wasn’t this done earlier and saved us all so much work.
There’s a fix reportedly coming in Vista SP1 and XP SP3 to update IE to remove the ‘click to activate’ problem from flash content on the web.
In a world where the less clicks the better, we should have ever needed to click to interact with flash content.
The fix better not break the workaround code or there’s gunna be a lot of unhappy web developers.
Read all about it @ the IE Blog