Mac: cursor disappears in elements over Print2Flash docs

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jaymz
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Mac: cursor disappears in elements over Print2Flash docs

Post by jaymz » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:38 pm

In my application, I use invisible iframes to cover HTML content while dialogs are displayed. This method works nicely for covering flash content such as Print2Flash docs. However, in Mac/Firefox, the mouse will sometimes disappear when hovering over the iframe. In Mac/Safari the mouse will *always* disappear. See the following example [I tried to attach the files, but both HTML and SWF are disallowed]:

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<html>
<head>
  <title>iframe over embed example</title>
</head>
<body>
  <embed width="100%" height="100%" flashvars="extName=Print2FlashDoc" wmode="opaque" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="sameDomain" quality="best" loop="false" play="true" src="p2f_doc.swf"/>
  <iframe src="http://print2flash.com/" width="60%" height="60%" style="background-color: #FFFFFF; position: absolute; left: 0; top: 0;"/>
</body>
</html>
As this example illustrates, the cursor works well when hovering over the "control" part of the Print2Flash window, but has trouble over the "document" part. This makes me suspect that your method for hiding the mouse cursor to display the "grabby hand" may be to blame.

Do you know of a workaround for this issue? Any help is very much appreciated. Thanks.

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