Mouse click screwed in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx’s Flash applets

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New Ubuntu, new troubles! This time the glitch regards the Flash plugin: in my Ubuntu 10.04 64bit, clicking on buttons or other elements of flash applets doesn’t work.

The fix that I used is described here: http://helpforlinux.blogspot.com/2009/11/i-cannot-click-on-flash-in-ubuntu.html.

The solution is pretty simple, you just have to add the following line to the script /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/i386/linux/npviewer right before the last line:

export GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1

From now on, when you’ll restart any application that uses Flash your mouse clicks will work as usual!

The meaning of that environment variable is explained here: it seems like that GDK’s window hierarchy management doesn’t play well with Flash…

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One Response to Mouse click screwed in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx’s Flash applets

  1. Gianluca Bargelli says:

    Grazie mille per la soluzione :)

    Per noi 64 bit il flash plugin ha sempre dato problemi di tutti i tipi…bah!

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