[TriLUG] Flash refuses to eat my keyboard :-/
jtickle at jtsoft.net
Sat Apr 30 12:06:58 EDT 2005
> Flash, at least in Opera, eats my keyboard. If there's a page with any
> flash on it whatsoever (which often seems to malfunction itself), from
> Flash-based games to Flash-based banner ads, it seems like the Flash
> plugin begins eating all of my keypresses, whether or not that
> particular Flash widget has focus. As in, if I encounter a page with
> Flash, I can't even type anything in Opera's address bar; if I want to
> navigate anywhere else, I have to close the page and start over.
This isn't going to be helpful; I'm just commenting:
Firefox's behavior with the Flash Plugin is totally opposite for me. I'm hard pressed to get Flash to recognize keyboard input. Normally I have to raise another window, then click on Firefox's title bar (only the title bar, I can't just raise it or click in the window), then click within the flash movie, then leave my mouse inside the plugin area, for if it comes out, so does keyboard access.
On a different note, I never had a problem with banner ads. In fact, I feel that they're totally appropriate. What is totally inappropriate is if it's an animated ad. Animated GIF, Flash, whatever. Especially Flash. If you think of it in terms of bandwidth cost, I'll bet a flash ad actually costs you more than it will ever bring in. What a waste.
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