Microsoft will launch an update for Internet Explorer (IE) 10 that allows Flash content to run in both Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems by default.
Until now, Microsoft allowed Flash content to be displayed by those sites listed in the Flash whitelist section of IE10's Compatibility View (CV) list, while Windows 8 enabled all Flash content to continue to be allowed for IE on the desktop.
Microsoft said the company has seen through testing over the last several months, and added that 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," the company said.
Additionally, the updates are aimed at enhancing IE experience on Windows 8, and both the immersive and desktop IE experiences on Windows RT.
The update would be offered to users with Windows Update, while the curated CV list applies to IE on the desktop for Windows RT as the site relies on other plug-ins that are not accessible on Windows RT.