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OK... The only real way I know how to describe this to you is simple by showing you.  Navigate to the following link in anything but Firefox or IE6 and scroll down on the page.

http://josephdavis-portfolio.no-ip.org/botkinsrealty/home.aspx

As you can see, I have a navigation bar that is fixed to the top of the page.  But when you scroll the page down, the flash graphic slides over the top of the navigation bar.  Firefox is the only browser that the page displays correctly in.  IE6 does not display the navigation bar fixed to the top of the page, so the problem is not evident in IE6.  But in IE7, Opera, and Safari, this problem occurs.  To see the CSS I'm using to build all this, go to the link below.

http://josephdavis-portfolio.no-ip.org/botkinsrealty/css.txt
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by:David S.
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Actually the problem is occurring in FF3 too.

You need to set the wmode attribute:
http://forums.devshed.com/css-help-116/z-index-flash-file-getting-element-to-overlay-on-flash-505401.html

Yeah, IE6 doesn't support position:fixed. There are several workarounds for it around.
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Ok... so I added <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> to my flash object on the page.  That did fix the issue in IE7, but it remains in Opera, Safari, and more than likely in FF3 also.  Can you give me any further assistance?
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You need to set the wmode attribute on the <embed> too.
<embed src="Flash/Home.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="682" height="236" 
name="Home" align="middle" wmode="transparent"
allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" base="." />

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by:josephdaviskcrm
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That didn't seem to help any more.  I'm still having the issue with Opera and Safari.
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You added the wmode attribute to the <object> instead of the <embed>? You need to move it to the <embed>.
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Awesome.  That worked. It now functions correctly in all browsers.  Thanks.
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