Firefox and Flash SWF selection and focus problems

Author: seven November 18, 2006

Luke Bayers from assertTrue addressed interesting Flash issue today. The bug is this: If I click around in the SWF application, and especially if I select a text input field at some point, I can no longer edit the Firefox Location bar (Address bar).

I noticed this some time ago, and was extremely annoyed by this “feature”, but just couldn’t pin point the reason for such weird behavior. First I thought it was due to some bug in Firefox, but after reading Lukes post, I’l dig into some more. Interesting enough, I checked his examples today on my laptop and DID NOT experience the problems. Strange I must say. Maybe a Firefox extension is causing this? Have to dig into it.

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Neven Jacmenović has been passionately involved with computers since late 80s, the age of Atari and Commodore Amiga. As one of internet industry pioneers in Croatia, since 90s, he has been involved in making of many award winning, innovative and successful online projects. He is an experienced full stack web developer, analyst and system engineer. In his spare time, Neven is transforming retro-futuristic passion into various golang, Adobe Flash and JavaScript/WebGL projects.

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