Closed Bug 434399 Opened 14 years ago Closed 14 years ago

Adobe Flash key listeners not working


(Firefox :: Extension Compatibility, defect)

Not set





(Reporter: billy.chasen, Unassigned)




User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9pre) Gecko/2008051804 Minefield/3.0pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9pre) Gecko/2008051804 Minefield/3.0pre

Was working fine in beta, now it doesn't in latest build and in FF3 RC1 Is a demo file that works in previous versions.  It's code is simply:

var keyListen:Object=new Object();

keyListen.onKeyUp = function() 
	_root.asdf.text = "key pressed!";


btn.onRelease = function()
	_root.asdf.text = "button pressed!";

Either flash is not receiving the key pressing or the method of embedding flash is causing an error.

The demo URL I created has 2 methods of loading in the same swf.  Both do not work in current version.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Go to test url
2.  Click on red area to give flash focus
3.  Press any key -- flash does not receive the key
Actual Results:  
No key returned in flash

Expected Results:  
key returned
please ignore btn.onRelease call -- that was from earlier testing
Sorry -- I also have latest flash version installed -- 9,0,124,0
I am having the same issues...


Key Up events in (at least) Flash Player 9 are no longer firing for a majority of keys.

All keys fire key downs

Control and shift fire key up events

... Possibly linked to recent additions of shortcuts?
I can confirm the same issue. It actually scared me for a second as I was literally in the middle of launching a Flash-based game site ( and discovered all of our games/app afflicted by this. I have also found several major games on as well as that are affected.

The only change to my system was the upgrade from Firefox 3 beta (4 or 5, whichever came before RC1) to RC1. I even re-installed Flash Player, upgraded to the latest, switched between release/debug versions... all afflicted the same way (missing key_up events). All other browsers on my system work correctly (as do all of the browsers I tested under WindowsXP).

I've had to switch to using Safari due to this issue... I miss Firefox!
Now that several people have also confirmed this, I'm putting this to critical.  When you break half the web -- I can't see it as anything but.
Severity: major → critical
I can confirm this bug also with firefox rc1, testing with flash version, and  10.0 b218, they all fail.
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 434914
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