Topic: How do they do that?

I've noticed on a lot of sites ( for instance) the flash movie doesn't play until the window is active. I assume that is actionscript? How is that done?

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Re: How do they do that?

It looks like they're using the SWFObject script to manage the loading of the Flash file. From there, if it were me, I'd hook into some jQuery or plain JavaScript that loaded the file after the page loaded entirely. That's just my thought, and others around here might have a better way to take on the issue.