Adobe Flash Player 10.3: Hardware-Accelerated Rendering in IE9

June 22nd, 2011

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:

Adobe addressed the problem illustrated above (Flash content displaying in the upper left corner) in an 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