Adobe Flash Player 10.3: Hardware-Accelerated Rendering in IE9

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Adobe Flash Player 10.3: Hardware-Accelerated Rendering in IE9

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Adobe Flash Player 10.3 delivers super-fast graphics by plugging into the Internet Explorer 9 hardware-accelerated rendering pipeline using IE9’s ISurfacePresenter interface. Recently, some of you may have seen this rendering issue with Flash content on some pages:

Screen shot of a Web page with Flash content displayed incorrectlyScreen shot of a Web page displayed correctly
Screen shots of a Web page with Flash content displayed incorrectly in its upper left corner (left) and correctly (right)

Adobe addressed the problem illustrated above (Flash content displaying in the upper left corner) in an update to Flash Player – Version 10.3.181.16 will now display Flash content correctly. This update is available through Flash Player auto-update notification or at adobe.com.

As with any new Internet Explorer feature that we add, we want hardware acceleration to be fast, safe, error-free, interoperable and available on all computers that can run Internet Explorer. Since the start of the Internet Explorer 9 development, we worked continuously with our hardware and software partner companies to ensure that your computers are up to date with the latest bug-free drivers and software – and these partners are doing a great job of moving our entire ecosystem over to this new era in computing with minimal glitches.

Your feedback as an enthusiast user has been instrumental in ensuring that we can quickly follow up on any issues with this move – thank you very much.

As always, we welcome your feedback.

—Frank Olivier, Program Manager, Internet Explorer Web Graphics

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