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    Awesome forums! This is my first post here

    I was wondering if anyone knew if there was a way to detect if someone had Flash installed, and if there was a way to detect if someone had a particluar font installed. What I essentially want to do is display a message if they dont have either of those installed. Does anyone know if either of these are possible?


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    You can detect Flash via Javascript, not sure about detecting a font (you can use downloadable fonts, though).

    Here's a whole flood of information on how to detect Flash, straight from Macromedia: http://www.macromedia.com/support/fl..._detection.htm
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    I got the Flash detect to work ok, thanks for the help there

    I figured there wasnt an easy way to detect fonts, but isnt there some way you can check a specified directory on the clients computer (or even the default font directory) and check for a certain file? (a font file)
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    Most certainly you couldn't do that, just think of the security implications if I could effectively browse your HDD.

    My suggestion is to use the normal <font> tag with priorities, such as:
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    <font face="Trebuchet MS,Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif">
    That will use Trebuchet MS if it's available; if not Verdana, if not that then Tahoma, etc. If none of them are found it will just use the default Sans Serif font on the user's system.
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    Hey, that worked just as well thanks again!
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    No problem.

    Tell all your friends where you got the help
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    Will do
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    ok, cool advise!!!!!
    Now, will that string work in page written in DW mx?
    Where would I insert that? ****newbie if you can't tell****

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    dreamweaver is a code-editing program. You put that tag before the word


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