Microsoft: Update to Enable Flash as Default on Windows 8/RT Coming TodayMarch 12, 2013 3 Comments
When Microsoft launched Windows 8 and Windows RT late last year, one confusing point was that Flash would run on both OS’s but only the most popular, most used flash enabled websites would work on Microsoft’s immersive (metro, modern) browser. On top of that confusion, on Windows RT, Flash would work the same way in IE10 on desktop mode as well.
Finally, Microsoft has changed course and announced that Flash would be enabled for all websites by default on all Windows 8 and Windows RT devices. Even better, this also goes for Microsoft’s immersive browser on RT as well.
Via an IE update later today, Microsoft will enable all Flash sites for both Windows 8 and Windows RT devices.
As we have seen through testing over the past several months, the vast majority of sites with Flash content are now compatible with the Windows experience for touch, performance, and battery life. With this update, the curated Compatibility View (CV) list blocks Flash content in the small number of sites that are still incompatible with the Windows experience for touch or that depend on other plug-ins.
You can read more about it here