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[Platform_Windows]Keyboard Input Not Working - Windows 7 64 bit, Safari 5.1.2, Flash Player 11.1, 11.2
In some complex movies, keyboard input does not work in the following configuration:
Windows 64 bit
Flash Player 11.1 / 11.2 (probably 10.1 or 10.2 as well)
This does not affect all movies. A simple Flex 4.5 built movie with a single text input works fine, however, in more complex movies text input may be completely non-functioning in the above configuration. There is something related to more complex movie configurations that triggers the problem - I have not identified what this might be.
Steps to Reproduce:
The movie I am experiencing this problem with is not externally available so I cannot provide access to it. However, thankfully this problem is exhibited by a Flex Movie published by Adobe and run on Adobe's servers - namely Tour De Flex.
Access Tour De Flex Web version here:
Click on search / filter button. Attempt to enter text into search box. Nothing appears.
This works fine in other configurations, but in Windows 64 / Safari 5.1.2 / FP 11.1 there is no keyboard input.
Keyboard input ignored
Keyboard input accepted
None found so far
Windows 7 64 bit (Ultimate SP1)
Flash Player 11.1, 11.2 beta (probably 10.1 onward at least)
|Found In Build||18.104.22.168|
|Fixed In Build|
7:40:34 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 20, 2013
This issue is impacting users of a production eCommerce application for a Fortune 100 company.
9:10:26 PM GMT+00:00 Jul 24, 2012
Currently commercial application is unusable in that environment
6:59:28 AM GMT+00:00 Jul 13, 2012
We use this functionality in some advertisements. Setting the wmode to window is not an option in overlay ads.
This results in complaining customers, useless ads, etc.
7:07:54 PM GMT+00:00 Jun 20, 2012
As a developer - work arounds to wmode='opaque' may need to be considered for already tried and tested applications.. This will impact on my productivity for quite some time if I were to go down this avenue. Also, some applications have a great deal more reliance on wmode='opaque' than others which means many features would need to be tweaked just to workaround this one issue. I am voting in hopes for a fix ASAP.
3:30:33 PM GMT+00:00 May 17, 2012
This bug doesn't really affect productivity, because nobody productive uses Safari for development. However it affects revenue, which is also important, because users can't use our product.
1:52:12 PM GMT+00:00 May 5, 2012
do you really need I explain how this bug impacts my productivy???
1:40:40 PM GMT+00:00 Apr 19, 2012
This is a blocking, serious bug affecting our Flex product. Can someone from Adobe please shine some light?
6:59:21 PM GMT+00:00 Apr 18, 2012
Not being able to enter text blocks all productivity
6:40:42 PM GMT+00:00 Apr 18, 2012
This bug has been preventing our Windows users in a number of large organizations from using our flagship mobile ad-building application (sproutinc.com) for some months now. Our workaround is to convert people to using Macs, which has not generally been a problem for designers, but we'd rather give people the impression that Flash applications are actually cross-platform.
3:10:02 AM GMT+00:00 Apr 9, 2012
Text input is not accepted in safari 5.0 on Mac with flash player 11.1
12:30:22 PM GMT+00:00 Apr 3, 2012
We have an online Flash application and the crux of it is users editing text in the textfields. Since this bug makes it impossible for users to to that, it results in frustrated users. Our client is losing revenue with this issue.
10:44:09 AM GMT+00:00 Mar 14, 2012
I need this issue fixed as well. Our application requires wmode=opaque. This is preventing users from logging in to our app when using Safari 5.1 on Windows 7. I realize not many people use Safari on Windows, but we still need to support the small fraction of users that do. Thanks.
1:05:00 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 7, 2012
We have the same problem with our applications. In our user base (from the latest logs) there was enough users for it to be a problem we need to handle somehow. Looking forward to have this bug fixed and/or possibly get a workaround until it is resolved.
EDIT: I noticed that I can only reproduce this bug when using wmode = opaque
I have tested with Flash Player 11.1 and 11.2 (latest beta).
Windows 7 64-bit system using both release player (64-bit) and debug players (32-bit)
Prasad Web Designer
2:05:27 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 1, 2012
What end user do without having the keyboard access!!!!