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I am using IE8, and have Flash turned off by default (I enable it for specific sites that need it). When I was visiting a Stack Exchange site, I noticed that on all pages I get the request to run Flash. I can't see any need for Flash on the majority of pages.

Is this a data collection effort (Flash cookies?) or for something else?

I want to know so I can turn it on (if needed) or off to improve perf.

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Not reproducible. Which Stack Exchange site have you visited? – Ladybug Killer Oct 20 '10 at 20:07
I also don't see any SE sites listed in Flash's stored content. – Gnome Oct 20 '10 at 21:08
Are you maybe confusing Flash with JavaScript? – Tobias Kienzler Oct 21 '10 at 8:16
Thanks for the comments. I responded to Jeff's answer, along with a screenshot that shows the issue in IE8. – Erick Thompson Oct 22 '10 at 17:54

We don't use Flash, so I think you are mistaken.

The chat.* sites use Flash only to do a message beep, but that is specific to the chat sites.

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Jeff, Thanks for the response. I am not sure how to attach images to a comment/answer, but I have a repo screenshot of IE8 asking to load flash on this very page. – Erick Thompson Oct 22 '10 at 17:46
I am using to enter/return adding a paragraph mark, not submitting the comment form. I uploaded the screenshot to my facebook account. Please let me know if you can see it. If not, I can find another way to get it to you.… – Erick Thompson Oct 22 '10 at 17:52

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