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Note that ActiveX can pose a security risk to your computer. Note that ActiveX can pose a security risk to your computer.
-In addition you must ensure that if you intend to install the ActiveX plugin, that you get the correct version for your version of Mozilla Suite/Firefox. Each version of the plugin is only compatable with a small range of Mozilla Suite/Firefox versions.+In addition you must ensure that if you intend to install the ActiveX plugin, that you get the correct version for your version of Mozilla Suite/Firefox. Each version of the plugin is only compatible with a small range of Mozilla Suite/Firefox versions.
If you have the wrong version of ActiveX, it has been known to disable/interfere with Flash content, and there is no guarantee that the plugin will obey its configuration (as specified in the file <tt>activex.js</tt>, located in the <tt>defaults\pref</tt> subfolder of the browser's [[installation directory]]). If you have the wrong version of ActiveX, it has been known to disable/interfere with Flash content, and there is no guarantee that the plugin will obey its configuration (as specified in the file <tt>activex.js</tt>, located in the <tt>defaults\pref</tt> subfolder of the browser's [[installation directory]]).

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For Windows users only.

Mozilla does not support ActiveX controls natively. However, a plugin for ActiveX controls support is available. It will not download or install controls itself, and it will only host controls that are already installed and marked safe for scripting, so it is not as insecure as ActiveX normally is. The current version of ActiveX plug-in does not yet allow controls to be scripted.

Note that ActiveX can pose a security risk to your computer.

In addition you must ensure that if you intend to install the ActiveX plugin, that you get the correct version for your version of Mozilla Suite/Firefox. Each version of the plugin is only compatible with a small range of Mozilla Suite/Firefox versions. If you have the wrong version of ActiveX, it has been known to disable/interfere with Flash content, and there is no guarantee that the plugin will obey its configuration (as specified in the file activex.js, located in the defaults\pref subfolder of the browser's installation directory).

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