Using Function Keys for user interaction in Flash movies causing problems with I.E. functionality - Help!!
Posted on 2004-04-10
I need to make it so that my user presses the F10 function key to move to the next frame in my movie.
I used the following code:
When I play the movie, the function key does seem to work; HOWEVER, strange things are also happening. When I press F10, the F in the File Menu on Internet Explorer is highlighted/selected first, then it will go to the next frame as I want. When I get to the next frame, I want the user to type a word that begins with an E. However, when I do that, the E in the Edit menu on Internet Explorer is already highlighted because the File Menu was inadvertently selected in the previous frame. Thus, there is a stalling.
This doesn't happen with any other type of interaction, just a function key key press interaction. This is a huge problem for me as to truly simulate my product, I MUST have the user be able to press F10. HOwever, I don't want all that strange stuff that is happening with the File and Edit menus on I.E to happen either. I am distributed this to hundreds of users over the web thus, I can't control their i.e. settings nor do I want to tell them to change their settings just for this situation.
Can someone please help? Isn't there SOMETHING I can do in Flash so that F10 will work without causing problems with I.E. for my users (and thus, my movie!). This is so frustrating.