The first time I discovered the unfriendly gray border around a SWF it was when I launched the IE7 beta. I thought that it was only a IE7 bug but I were thought that it was in fact because of the Eolas lawsuit.
So what does it change for web developer/publisher? Simply that our SWF will only play once the user have release his click over it. One click to much in my point of view. I know it was already solved a long time ago but I still get a lot of visitor with this query (and I observed a lot of website who haven’t made the update yet). So here’s a quick solving:
Depending if your work with Flash or Dreamweaver you need to download the active content update.
So first download it:
Once downloaded, install it.
In Dreamweaver nothing smart to do, just import your Flash Media and Dreamweaver will do the rest.
In Flash, a bit more to do: edit your publish settings template to: HTTP active content. Publish your SWF and HTML. In Flash>commands>apply active content update and select your html files.
That All ! Problem solved, just take care to let your new created .js file linked with your html.