Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tricking Windows 8 RT to display Flash

Windows RT’s both IE versions have built-in support for Adobe Flash but flash objects are only allowed from sites that are on the compatibility list of IE. This list is administered and updated by Microsoft.

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If your site is not on the list you can have one site at a time (only one) that bypasses this check. This happened to me while trying to watch a movie from headweb.com.

This instruction can be found on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/jj193557(v=vs.85).aspx. Here’s a short version:

You need to create a registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Flash\DebugDomain

where DebugDomain is a string value specifying the domain name as its data like the one I used:

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