This is a journey into the madness of Internet Explorer. Yes, there is a happy ending.
In case you hadn’t already heard: The “click to activate” behavior, formerly required for ActiveX controls embedded in some webpages, is now permanently removed from Internet Explorer. You’ll need to get the April 2008 Internet Explorer Cumulative Update. I believe the proper response is “woot!” 😉 [ Read the full Official IEBlog announcement.]