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    Weird - Active-X in FF (FF 2.0.0.12)

    Wow, this is very weird.

    I had been unable to play video's from the below URL in FF (2.0.0.12) or IE:
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/15839263/site/14081...tabheader=false

    Among other things, CNBC support suggested I clear my FF cache. Clearing cache was the only possible valid suggestion they could make (typical foreign support). So OK, done.

    I go back to the link above in FF and find that they have somehow managed to wrap IE inside of FF! I know this is happening because in IE, I have active-x controls set to prompt (I don't let them run by themselves). I get prompted to let 2 active-x controls run and then the video's all play fine in FF.

    Here is a screenshot of what it looks like:
    http://www.fototime.com/2B3519F2E287471/orig.jpg

    How is MSNBC/CNBC managing to run Active-x controls inside FF? I have never used nor installed IETabs, which is the FF add-in which allows IE to run inside of FF.

    When I posted this query over in the Mozilla forums, someone suggested that this might be happening through Silverlight. I tried turning that off in NoScript but it didn't change anything.

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    Here is a list of what is installed in my FF:
    Extensions (enabled: 51, disabled: 4):

    * Adblock Plus 0.7.5.3
    * Advanced Dork: 2.3
    * All-in-One Sidebar 0.7.4
    * AllowClipboard Helper 0.5.5
    * Bookmark Backup 0.4.2
    * ChromEdit Plus 2.6.2
    * Cite Bite 0.0.3
    * ColorZilla 1.9
    * Configuration Mania? 1.09.2008031301
    * Context Highlight 0.3
    * Context Search 0.4.1
    * Cooliris Previews 2.6
    * CustomizeGoogle 0.71
    * CuteMenus2 2.1
    * DOM Inspector 1.8.1.12
    * DownloadHelper 3.0.3
    * DownThemAll! 1.0
    * DragToScroll 0.4
    * Fasterfox 2.0.0
    * Fetch Text URL 1.6.1
    * Flashblock 1.5.5
    * FoxClocks 2.3.14
    * GooglePreview 3.9
    * Greasemonkey 0.7.20080121.0
    * Hide Tab Bar 0.2.2
    * Highlighter 0.1.4
    * IE View 1.3.6
    * Image Zoom 0.3.1
    * InfoLister 0.9f.2
    * Internote 2.1.5
    * Java Console 6.0.05 [disabled]
    * Java Console 6.0.04 [disabled]
    * Java Console 6.0.03 [disabled]
    * Java Console 6.0.01 [disabled]
    * Menu Editor 1.2.3.3
    * MR Tech About:About 2.4
    * MR Tech Disable XPI Install Delay 2.4
    * MyStickies 0.1.5
    * NoScript 1.5.2
    * Options Menu 1.4
    * Permit Cookies 0.6.2
    * PlainOldFavorites 1.0.1
    * Popup Allow 0.2.5
    * PopupSound 0.1.5
    * Quick Preference Button 0.1.8.1
    * RankQuest SEO Toolbar 3.9.1
    * RefControl 0.8.10
    * ScrapBook 1.3.3.1
    * Searchbar Autosizer 1.3.7
    * Skype extension for Firefox 2.2.0.70
    * Tab Mix Plus 0.3.6
    * Table2Clipboard 0.0.3
    * Talkback 2.0.0.12
    * United States English Dictionary 3.0.1
    * Web Developer 1.1.5

    Themes (4):

    * Firefox (default) 2.0
    * Noia 2.0 (eXtreme) 3.371 [selected]
    * Scribblies_Plain 2.5
    * SphereGnome 2.5

    Plugins (14):

    * 2007 Microsoft Office system
    * Adobe Acrobat
    * AlternaTIFF
    * Java(tm) Platform SE 6 U5
    * Microsoft® DRM
    * Microsoft® Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin
    * Mozilla Default Plug-in
    * PDF-XChange Viewer Netscape Gecko Plugin
    * QuickTime Plug-in 7.4.1
    * Shockwave Flash
    * Shockwave for Director
    * Silverlight Plug-In
    * Windows Media Player Plug-in Dynamic Link Library
    * Windows Presentation Foundation

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    Re: Weird - Active-X in FF (FF 2.0.0.12)

    Could it be the IE View extension?

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    Re: Weird - Active-X in FF (FF 2.0.0.12)

    Well, it certainly looks like it "might" be "something" in your long list. I am running the same Fx as you are but with NO installed extensions. I went to the CNBC page and am able to view a few of their videos.

    If Hans' suggestion doesn't work, it sure looks like you're in for a lot of removal-and-testing. Good luck.

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    Re: Weird - Active-X in FF (FF 2.0.0.12)

    <hr>When I posted this query over in the Mozilla forums, someone suggested that this might be happening through Silverlight. I tried turning that off in NoScript but it didn't change anything.<hr>
    That would have been my thought.

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