Microsoft now enabling Flash by default in Internet Explorer 10

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    According to a blog post on the company site, from today (12/02/13) Microsoft are updating Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 and Windows RT to enable Flash content to run by default. Up to now IE10 has been limited to a select number of sites whitelisted by Microsoft.

    The change of heart follows a period of testing from Microsoft that has left them concluded that the vast majority of sites with Flash content are now compatible with the Windows touch experience for touch as well as performing well and not asking too much battery life. With this update, the curated Compatibility View (CV) list blocks Flash content in the small number of sites that are still incompatible with the Windows experience for touch or that depend on other plug-ins.


    Microsoft believes that having more sites “just work” in IE10 will improve the consumer experience and, as a practical matter, the primary device you walk around with should give you access to all the Web content on the sites you rely on, otherwise the device is just a companion to a PC.

    Because some popular Web sites require Adobe Flash and do not offer HTML5 alternatives, Microsoft said it is continuing to work with Adobe to deliver a Flash Player optimized for the Windows experience.

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