Saturday, November 1, 2008

Javascript Menu Fall Behind Flash: Fixed!

I used to face a problem before when browsing websites with flash animations under a menu, when the mouse goes over a menu item, the sub-menu drops behind the flash animation, and I can't click anything.

I thought it was caused by poor design of the website, where they could've used the Z-Index property in Cascading Style Sheets.

According to this page, z-index wouldn't even solve it, and the problem was actually caused by Flash Player 9 on Linux (only).

I grabbed a copy of Flash Player 10 and installed it, and now everything works as it should!

I run Kubuntu 8.04 and installed the package manually. Download the ".deb" package then run this command:
sudo dpkg --install install_flash_player_10_linux.deb

After the installation is over, restart firefox and the new flash player will be loaded.

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