Click to activate and use this control

Posted on 2006-04-24
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Last Modified: 2011-09-20
Sorry if this is a lame one - i was surprised not to find a post about it :-/

When using IE on the following site:

my Flash elements ALL require either the Spacebar be pressed or a mouse click to activate them. Now the only Flash element that is actually a control is the Menu at the top, the rest are simply video. When using Netscape or Firefox, the elements are active from the start (as i would want them) and no white boxes appear around them during mouseover.

What am i missing here - I want IE to behave like Netscape does in this case and not require a click to activate nor display the white outline box during mouseover of an inactive component.

here is the code for the menu:

<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" width="756" height="54" id="menu" align="middle">
<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
<param name="movie" value="../Flash-Menus/micro_menu/menu/menu.swf" />
<param name="quality" value="high" />
<param name="bgcolor" value="#005500" />
<embed src="../Flash-Menus/micro_menu/menu/menu.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="756" height="54" name="menu" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />

Thanks all,
Question by:tdantona
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Rabel earned 1000 total points
ID: 16528048
Its a microsoft update - you can find the fix here


Author Comment

ID: 16572330
WOW, that was interesting.

Not much of a Java head but i certainly get it now. Thanks.

Author Comment

ID: 16572507
OK, one problem here.

Now that I have deployed this neither Netscape nor FireFox display anything at all??????

Am i missing something?

Expert Comment

ID: 16577913
that is stange I used the first option on a few of my sites and everything has been fine, please post your code or tell me which option you used


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