Adobe Flash Player 10.3: Hardware-Accelerated Rendering in IE9

Adobe Flash Player 10.3 delivers
super-fast graphics by plugging into the Internet Explorer 9 hardware-accelerated
rendering pipeline using IE9’s
ISurfacePresenter interface. Recently, some of you may have seen
this rendering issue with Flash content on some pages:

Screen shot of a Web page with Flash content displayed incorrectlyScreen shot of a Web page displayed correctly

Screen shots of a Web page with Flash content displayed incorrectly in its upper left corner (left) and correctly (right)

Adobe addressed the
problem illustrated above (Flash content displaying in the upper left corner) in
update to Flash Player – Version will now display Flash content
correctly. This update is available through Flash Player auto-update notification
or at

As with any new Internet Explorer feature that we add, we want hardware acceleration
to be
fast, safe, error-free, interoperable and available on all computers that can run
Internet Explorer
. Since the start of the Internet Explorer 9 development,
we worked continuously with our hardware and software partner companies to ensure
that your computers are up to date with the latest bug-free drivers and software
– and these partners are doing a great job of moving our entire ecosystem over to
this new era in computing with minimal glitches.

Your feedback as an enthusiast user has been instrumental in ensuring that we can
quickly follow up on any issues with this move – thank you very much.

As always, we welcome your feedback.

—Frank Olivier, Program Manager, Internet Explorer Web Graphics