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Please fix flash hijacking of ui/shortcut keys

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Post Posted July 28th, 2010, 11:29 am

When you have pages that use flash for the whole site, and flash is the active page element or something, it locks the user input (some shortcuts, i only use ctrl-T) to that flash element.

this locking is per-tab.

to reproduce bug:

http://www.videostandards.org.uk/

click on 'games' in the left nav panel

now try ctrl-T to open a new tab, hasn't been working forever. happens a lot.

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Post Posted July 28th, 2010, 12:11 pm

This has been a known problem from the very beginning.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=78414

Not much progress on actually implementing the fixes. It would also require all plugin vendors to update their plugins to be compatible.
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Post Posted July 28th, 2010, 3:54 pm


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Post Posted August 3rd, 2010, 5:48 am

That's not really a Firefox bug, in my opinion. If they pass the keystrokes to Flash and Flash hogs the keystrokes, there's nothing Firefox can do about it. If they don't pass the keystrokes to plugins, then the plugins may not work fully. Although Mozilla would like to fix the problem, there's probably not much they can do about it unless they try to deal with plugins on a case-by-case basis.

Contact Adobe about it. They probably shouldn't be hogging the keystrokes.

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2010, 10:45 am

Actually, its a failure of the NPAPI (plugin API) to provide a way for the browser and the plugin to work together in such a way as to prevent this.
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Post Posted August 3rd, 2010, 11:28 am

wiki.mozilla.org/Plugins:AdvancedKeyHandling
Accepted, ready for implementation.
Last modified: March 20, 2009

Go figure.

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Post Posted June 3rd, 2014, 10:47 pm

Wow. year 2014 and this bug is still in Firefox.

I wanted to switch to Firefox from Chrome because Chrome is taking much much more memory. I have other applications dying because of Chrome.

But this bug sucks. This bug was in Chrome too, they solved it years ago.

Mozilla, why? Why do you still try to compete with Chrome if you can't fix this tiny bug? And this is a bug. It affects user experience very much.

If you can't keep your advanced users, who do you think will suggest using Firefox to regular users?

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Post Posted June 3rd, 2014, 10:51 pm

We are not mozilla and this thread is four years old
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Post Posted June 3rd, 2014, 10:57 pm

1) I know the thread is 4 years old. That's the irony.
2) You are Mozillazine. I addressed my my thoughts to Mozilla. Why did you take it personally?

What's your problem malliz?

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Post Posted June 3rd, 2014, 11:01 pm

If you know the thread is four years old and we are not Mozilla then I don't think I have the problem.......
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Post Posted June 3rd, 2014, 11:02 pm

Feel free to start a new thread but this is going to be locked since it has been been asleep for some many years.

Kindly note this "mozillaZine is an independent Mozilla community and advocacy site. We're not affiliated or endorsed by the Mozilla Corporation but we love them just the same."

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Post Posted June 4th, 2014, 1:17 am

Seregwethrin wrote:2) You are Mozillazine. I addressed my my thoughts to Mozilla. Why did you take it personally?

What's your problem malliz?

We cannot do anything about it as we are not Mozilla is what maliz was saying.

You thought mozillaZine is Mozilla simply because of mozilla in the name?. Mozilla has had their own support forum for Firefox and some other products at https://support.mozilla.org/questions since oh around 2008.

Did you actually check out the http://www.mozillazine.org/about/ link?
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