Back in April 2006, we made a change to how Internet Explorer handled embedded controls used on some webpages. Some sites required users to “click to activate” before they could interact with the control. Microsoft has now licensed the technologies from Eolas, removing the “click to activate” requirement in Internet Explorer. Because of this, we’re removing the “click to activate” behavior from Internet Explorer!
My question is why such a customer-hostile situation was allowed to exist for a year and a half.
Anyway, here’s a half-hearted “woo hoo” on behalf of the removal of this silly roadblock.