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    I have a small problem in flash at the moment, i am building a keyboard driven site, with key presses to go to links etc. But to get the keyboard to work on the flash i first have to click the page with my mouse. This then defeating the objective!

    How can i make it so the keyboard works without having to click the mouse first.

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    This is a common problem (in IE, but maybe in other browsers too) that requires you to "activate" flash movies/swf's before you can interact with them.

    Try the following links and see what suits.

    http://www.mix-fx.com/flash-prompt.htm
    http://f-source.com/flash/fix/
    http://www.findmotive.com/2006/10/13...ate-flash-fix/

    Or: http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...te+flash&meta=

    Good luck.

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    Yeah, this was a security patch that IE introduced a few years back. I don't think firefox has that problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoseley
    Yeah, this was a security patch that IE introduced a few years back. I don't think firefox has that problem.
    I know about the IE flash problem, but this isnt that problem.

    This is the link below, when you press I for example it should go to the next page (scene) but i have to click the page before the flash will reconise the keyboard.

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    i see the problem. what's happening is that by default, your flash object doesn't have focus.

    Attached, I modified the html and js files (pretty extensively) to assign focus to the flash object (in IE) or embed (otherwise) element when the window loads.

    It seems to work fine in IE... not so hot in Firefox (though there are no JS errors).

    This is the direction you should go, but I'm not sure how Firefox handles giving focus to a flash object.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoseley
    i see the problem. what's happening is that by default, your flash object doesn't have focus.

    Attached, I modified the html and js files (pretty extensively) to assign focus to the flash object (in IE) or embed (otherwise) element when the window loads.

    It seems to work fine in IE... not so hot in Firefox (though there are no JS errors).

    This is the direction you should go, but I'm not sure how Firefox handles giving focus to a flash object.
    Thank you so much for doing this, it has really helped me. If you have a website i can inlcude you in the links section for the site if you would like credit.
    IE is my main target for this, most blind or parshally sited users dont have firefox.

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