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Old 10-25-2007, 11:38 AM   #1
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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?

Thanks
 
Old 10-25-2007, 01:40 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 10-25-2007, 02:09 PM   #3
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I heard it can be done through wine somehow.
 
Old 10-25-2007, 04:29 PM   #4
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It's supposed to work (well, sort of...) via CrossOver Linux.
 
Old 10-25-2007, 04:50 PM   #5
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Firefox doesn't run Active X under Windows either. Due to security apparently.
 
Old 10-25-2007, 04:51 PM   #6
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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
 
Old 10-25-2007, 06:43 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 10-26-2007, 03:38 AM   #8
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I've never heard of a page that only works in IE (and that will not work if you change your user-agent).
 
Old 10-26-2007, 09:18 AM   #9
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Modified to suit IE pages usually show without crap only using IE and may not work using firefox, opera, etc...
 
  


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