Flash + RevBrowser + Mac Problems

Dave Cragg dave.cragg at lacscentre.co.uk
Sat Jan 3 09:48:24 EST 2009

On 22 Dec 2008, at 20:03, Scott Rossi wrote:

> Thanks to all the folks who responded about Flash & RevBrowser issues.
> Perhaps there are differences between older and recent versions of
> ActionScript, maybe the version of the Flash player is important, or  
> maybe
> there are idiosyncrasies due to the version of the underlying browser
> mechanism (on OS X this is based on Safari/WebKit, yes?).  In any  
> event, I
> hope this is something that can be nailed down if we as developers  
> want to
> offer Rev + Flash solutions to clients/users.

Just another experience to add. (No solutions, sorry.)

This is with a Flash app built with Adobe's Flex. So no frame-based  
animation, and using ActionScript 3.

In IE, everything seems fine. In Safari in general, mouse interactions  
(button clicks, rollovers) work fine except with popup menus and  
lists. Clicking in a popup menu would most times result in the wrong  
item being selected, and it was impossible to scroll popup lists that  
had a scrollbar. I tried Brian's suggestion of setting wmode to  
opaque. This produced better results. However, none of the popups  
worked on the first time of opening. But on subsequent opening, they  
worked fine.

I think Flex's PopUp manager creates new Windows to draw the popups. I  
guess this points to Brian's idea that it is some kind of "window  
juggling" issue.


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