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Using Function Keys for user interaction in Flash movies causing problems with I.E. functionality - Help!!

chelseajake
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Hi,

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:

onClipEvent (enterFrame){
if (Key.isDown(121)){
_level8.gotoAndPlay(121);
}
}
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.

Please help!

Thanks
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you can use the fscommand as hansblix suggests.. but without it being a projector file..
put it in the first frame of your movie..it will still work..sending all key events to the key up/key down onClipEvent handler in the player

Z

Commented:
forgot to say..use the fscommand template when publishing..to write a javascript
function in the htnl..to action the command.

Z

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Hi -

Ok... I'm very new to Flash so I want to be sure I understand the two of you.

You are saying that I don't need the Flash projector now? I can use the fscommand in the my Flash file as is? If so, can you confrim how the code should look? Where do I put in this fscommand? The following is the code I was using the movie clip that had the F10. I think you are saying that I can alter this now with this fscommand? I'm unclear. Can you clarify how I use this fscommand? Thanks

onClipEvent (enterFrame){
if (Key.isDown(121)){
_level8.gotoAndPlay(121);
}
}

Commented:
sorry so slow getting back..can only get on-line every couple of days..(remote area)
have been trying to set up a working example but can't get it to work yet..
I still contend that it is doable..will need to work on it..
what do you think of this approach hansblix..doable or not?

Z

Commented:
afaik unfortunately not... The ESC key can be trapped with the trapallkeys command (in projectors)... but not the F10 key..


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