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I'm suffering from frequent Explorer crashes from an OCX related to Flash, which rises ever-higher on my list of least favorite net technologies based on the number of times it is misapplied (Flash games rule, Flash websites are so often noisy wastes of time). I've tried reinstalling Shockwave and clearing my cache, but this persists. If this eventually forces me to reinstall Windows on my work machine I'll be tempted to add Flash to the list of things of things like RealPlayer that I refuse to allow to install themselves, unfortunately that would leave me unable to check out the numerous Play Time links that make appropriate use of the technology.

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14. Re: IE, Firefox Aug 12, 2005, 11:15 BicycleRepairMan
 
Well, in his defense, Blue IS managing a website, so I guess having/using IE for testing purposes is a must..

My suggestion is still: Firefox + Flashblock

http://flashblock.mozdev.org

It turns all flashes into a flash icon, click that, and the flash plays. That extension is the #1 reason I use FF by default.

Lately websites have also started to use "invisible flashes" to launch pop-ups, with flashblock, youll also avoid those..

IEview is also handy, and allows you to specify pages to open in IE, and has a "open this page in IE" for links.

http://www.thebrpage.net
 
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