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Getting cursor to be a hand over a Flash screen

Posted on 2011-03-06
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I've made a .swf in my HTML clickable by adding

                  onclick="window.location.href='authors.html'"

to either the outside object tag or to the div that contains the object tags. But I can't make the cursor turn to a hand when it rolls over the flash screen, using cursor:pointer; for the div or for the object.  When I give the containing div cursor:pointer; and the div is bigger than the Flash screen, the cursor is a pointer in the div area until the cursor moves over the Flash area and then it turns back to an ordinary arrow.

How can I keep the cursor a hand over the Flash area, to show that it's clickable?

Thanks for any ideas.
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by:sjklein42
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It is up to the FLASH application to control the shape of cursor when it is over the FLASH window.  As far as I know, you cannot set the cursor from javascript, only from the FLASH code.

Is the FLASH code yours to change, or do you need to live with what you have?
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by:steva
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It would be mine.  
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In Actionscript3:

myMc.buttonMode = true;
myMc.useHandCursor = true;

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http://codingrecipes.com/cursor-hand-when-mouse-over-images-actionscript-3-flash

also, for some discussion about the difference between AS3 and AS2:

http://www.kirupa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=291354
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by:steva
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Great!  Thanks.  I gave you the points.
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by:sjklein42
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Thanks.  Good luck with your project.
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