Tip: Hack enables Adobe Flash in WindowsRT on any website

imageMicrosoft has chosen to support Adobe Flash in IE10 only on some selected sites in Windows RT.  While this results in a fast and responsive device, it does also mean that content on some sites not added to the white list are inaccessible.

If your favourite website is not in the approved list there is a simple hack available to add it.

  • Go to the desktop version of IE10, hit the click ALT button on your keyboard, click on and then Compatibility View settings.
  • Uncheck the last checkbox: “Download updated compatibility list from Microsoft”.
  • Open the following file, which is your local version of the whitelist: “C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\IECompatData\iecompatdata.xml”.
  • Look for the and tags, between which the allowed domains will be listed.
  • Add as many websites as you want using the others as a template: “FlashSiteYouWantToAllow.com.”
  • It may be a good idea to allow Microsoft to update the compatibility list every once in a while and then add back your favourite websites, but otherwise the hack appears incredibly simple.

    Are any of our Surface-owning readers going to give it a try? Let us know below.

    Via TNW.com

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