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Are there any solution besides a Virtual Machine to get ActiveX support under Linux? I mean are there any ways to use IE with wine to get ActiveX?? Or a plugin for Firefox that enables ActiveX?

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I'm not positive about IE under WINE, and I don't know of anything else besides IE that does ActiveX. Upvoted for curiosity. – phunehehe Sep 14 '11 at 13:17
/me is struggling to imagine why you would want to do this. – symcbean Sep 16 '11 at 12:03
an intranet website only works on ie6-7-8, ie tab2, so if we use linux for desktop pc we need a vm with a windows xp to use it. that's what we want to avoid. – LanceBaynes Sep 16 '11 at 12:30
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IEs4Linux can do this under WINE. Bear in mind however that the default security settings do not allow you to run ActiveX controls, this is true even when run under Windows. To enable them, go to Tools, then Internet Options, then the Security tab, and set the security level to a point where ActiveX controls are permitted to be executed.

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I've done this for something other than activeX. Sometimes you have to tweak desktop/window decoration settings for IE/wine/plugins to get them working properly. My use case was Cisco SDM from linux. Seems pretty retarded since it's a Java app...but Cisco fail. Anyway, this should work. – RobotHumans Sep 19 '11 at 2:08
:\ it's not really working.. :\ – LanceBaynes Sep 25 '11 at 14:27
"Not really working" is very vague. – Chris Down Sep 25 '11 at 14:58
Your IEs4Linux is a dead link. – Ryan Gates Jul 17 '14 at 2:14
@RyanGates It's not dead, the site is just broken. I assume that it will be fixed by the author. – Chris Down Jul 17 '14 at 4:28

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