Uploading pictures should be easy to do on social networking sites, especially on Facebook. However, it will not take that long before you notice that there are a couple of ways to upload your pictures in this site. The first option is to use the simple uploader while the other option is to use the advanced uploader.
Well, judging by the name of the two methods, it’s an easy guess that the advanced uploader will allow you to upload more pictures a lot faster. Naturally, you will want to go for that option. Now this is where the problem starts especially if you’re using Internet Explorer. You select the advanced uploader and then end up with a warning that says you have to install ActiveX controls before you can upload your pictures. This warning appears either as a pop-up or a just an innocent looking bar on the top.
Installing ActiveX Controls on Facebook
There are people who are apprehensive about installing software from a site such as Facebook. Some suspect that maybe the site is trying to install software that will spy on their browsing activities. However, this is far from reality as far as this social networking giant is concerned. In fact, the advanced uploader will make posting your pictures a lot easier that before.
In order to install ActiveX controls from this site simply click the Run button if you get the pop up warning. On the other hand, if you get the information bar that appears along with the toolbars then click on the bar and select “Install this add-on”. All you have to do from here is to follow the prompts and then you’ll have the said software components installed. Take note that you get either the pop up or the bar depending on the type of browser you’re using.
Installing the said software components/add-ons from this social networking site is really easy. However, there are users who report that they do not see this message come up on their web browsers. The easiest solution to this problem is to use a different web browser.
If using a different browser doesn’t solve the said issue, then you ought to install the latest version of Java. The reason behind this is that the ActiveX controls rely heavily on Java’s runtime engine. If that doesn’t work then you may have to turn off your pop-up blocker or set it to allow pop ups from Facebook temporarily. You may turn on the pop-up blocker right after you install the required ActiveX control.