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Twister512 10-25-2007 11:38 AM

How do I get ActiveX to work?
Hey guys, I was recently on my Nextel page looking for some ringtones. All the previews are ActiveX. I can't seem to find anywhere to get that plugin for Firefox 2.x

Any ideas?


XavierP 10-25-2007 01:40 PM

ActiveX is a Microsoft propietary thing and as such does not work under Linux. It is also a good way to make your box insecure so it's not a good thing to run it.

Best bet is to run Windows inside a virtual machine.

H_TeXMeX_H 10-25-2007 02:09 PM

I heard it can be done through wine somehow.

adriv 10-25-2007 04:29 PM

It's supposed to work (well, sort of...) via CrossOver Linux.

simcox1 10-25-2007 04:50 PM

Firefox doesn't run Active X under Windows either. Due to security apparently.

MannyNix 10-25-2007 04:51 PM

Sometimes i use the firefox pluggin user-agent-switcher to access those awful websites, it will seem you're using Internet explorer (yuck).
Firefox Add-ons
Hopefully it helps

manwichmakesameal 10-25-2007 06:43 PM

Or just use IEs4linux. I have to go to some pages that only work in IE for work, and thats what I use. You get IE6, so (most) pages won't tell you that you need to upgrade.

H_TeXMeX_H 10-26-2007 03:38 AM

I've never heard of a page that only works in IE (and that will not work if you change your user-agent).

Alien_Hominid 10-26-2007 09:18 AM

Modified to suit IE pages usually show without crap only using IE and may not work using firefox, opera, etc...

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