Microsoft brings back automatic ActiveX

Microsoft is to remove a feature from Internet Explorer that required users to activate certain interactive features on a website. Prior to April 2007, the features functioned without any user interaction. The changes were made in an effort to circumvent a patent owned by Eolas and the University of California.

Microsoft agreed in August to pay $521m to settle the patent dispute. "Microsoft has now licensed the technologies from Eolas, removing the 'click to activate' requirement in Internet Explorer," said Pete LePage, a senior product manager at Microsoft, on the company's IE Blog.

View: The full story @ vnunet

Report a problem with article
Next Article

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Quad-Core Processor review

Previous Article

MySpace Targeted as Time-Waster at Work

Join the conversation!

Login or Sign Up to read and post a comment.

30 Comments - Add comment