Ubuntu

Buttons don't respond to mouse clicks

Reported by Greg A on 2009-08-07
This bug affects 1045 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Chromium Browser
Invalid
Undecided
Unassigned
Compiz
Undecided
Unassigned
Mozilla Firefox
Invalid
Undecided
Unassigned
adobe-flashplugin (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned
Declined for Jaunty by Travis Watkins
Declined for Karmic by Travis Watkins
Declined for Maverick by Sebastien Bacher
Lucid
Undecided
Unassigned
epiphany-browser (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
Declined for Jaunty by Travis Watkins
Declined for Karmic by Travis Watkins
Declined for Maverick by Sebastien Bacher
Lucid
Undecided
Unassigned
flashplugin-nonfree (Debian)
Fix Released
Unknown
flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned
Declined for Jaunty by Travis Watkins
Declined for Karmic by Travis Watkins
Declined for Maverick by Sebastien Bacher
Lucid
Undecided
Unassigned
gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
Declined for Jaunty by Travis Watkins
Declined for Karmic by Travis Watkins
Declined for Maverick by Sebastien Bacher
Lucid
Undecided
Unassigned
ia32-libs (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
Declined for Jaunty by Travis Watkins
Declined for Karmic by Travis Watkins
Declined for Maverick by Sebastien Bacher
Lucid
Undecided
Unassigned
nspluginwrapper (Fedora)
Unknown
Unknown
nspluginwrapper (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
Declined for Jaunty by Travis Watkins
Declined for Karmic by Travis Watkins
Declined for Maverick by Sebastien Bacher
Lucid
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

*******
WARNING
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- This bug report is saturated of comments: only post if you have read all the previous ones and you are sure what you will say is very relevant. In any other case, just mark the bug as affecting you.
- This bug refers to any button being unclickable, not only the ones from the control panel dialogues. For that, refer to bug #1184383.

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HOW TO REPRODUCE
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- Try to click on a button inside a Flash screen.

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EXPECTED BEHAVIOUR
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- The button to be clickable.

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REAL BEHAVIOUR
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- The button isn't clickable.

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WORK-AROUNDS
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Note: Some of these may not work for you.

For Ubuntu previous to 10.10:
- To open a terminal and enter "gksudo gedit /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/i386/linux/npviewer". Then to add: "export GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1" before the last line of text.
- To disable desktop effects (Compiz).

For Ubuntu from 10.10 to 12.04:
- In the log-in screen, to switch to the "Ubuntu 2D" desktop environment.

For any Ubuntu version:
- To use "Alt + Tab" for navigating throught different buttons.
- To use the "browser-plugin-gnash" package instead; but it only will work with YouTube, with no fullscreen and not videos greater than 480p. On the other hand it will also not crash, and many videos now work using HTML 5 by activating it from http://www.youtube.com/html5.
- To use the Chromium web browser instead.
- To use Unity 2D, KDE, XFCE or LXDE desktop environments instead.
- To open videos through Totem video player instead.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Aug 7 19:22:11 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: flashplugin-installer 10.0.22.87ubuntu2
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-5.24-generic
SourcePackage: flashplugin-nonfree
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-5-generic x86_64

Greg A (etulfetulf) wrote :
Mark Nevill (nevillm) wrote :

Also getting this with
Package: flashplugin-installer 10.0.32.18ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: 9.10
Uname: Linux maul 2.6.31-5-generic #24-Ubuntu SMP Sat Aug 1 12:47:58 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Azure (azure-umich) wrote :

I'm using the Awesome window manager. I do not know if this is relevant, but it really shouldn't be.

Anders Kaseorg (anders-kaseorg) wrote :

Same problem on Karmic amd64 (with Compiz).

Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Greg A (etulfetulf) wrote :

We all appear to be on amd64.
I notice this isn't absolutely all flash. For example for people on facebook: http://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm/ or http://www.deadwhale.com/play.php?game=1066 both work.

Alex Knoll (alexknoll) wrote :

I found a workaround for this problem for those who have amd64 installations. Remove all existing flash plugins and download the 64-bit alpha prerelease from adobe's website here: http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html. Then extract the plugin to ~/.mozilla/plugins/ and it should work fine again (mine actually runs faster and smoother than it ever did before)

Nir Misgav (nirmisgav) wrote :

I have the same bug and Alex Knoll's workaround didn't work for me.

Christof Krüger (christofkr) wrote :

I'm also on amd64 and Alex Knoll's workaround did the trick for me.

Alex Knoll's workaround did the trick for me too.

DeShark (dan-sharkey88) wrote :

Alex Knoll's workaround worked for me, but it did take a bit of effort to eliminate all traces of other flash plugins. I eventually resorted to "rm"ing all other plugins with any mention of flash, gnash, etc. from the large multitude of plugin directories that firefox seems to have. I think this is related to the efforts I'd made to get flash working properly in the first place. I checked the "about:plugins" page for firefox to see which version of the plugin it was using instead of the pre-release alpha to finally remove them all. Hopefully this info will help someone else out there and adobe will get a move on releasing a final version of flash for amd64 or, even better, gnash will catch up with adobe!

Felix Geyer (debfx) wrote :

For me mouse clicks are sometimes (~5%) not recognized (using the 64-bit alpha flash plugin).

Adam (ilredil) wrote :

Alex Knoll's workaround did manage to give me the ability to have my clicks register, but then I lost sound. I tried some things from the multimedia HOWTO on the ubuntu forums, with no luck. So I eventually went back to the non-free package and I'll just deal with not being able to click, that's better than not having sound...

summary: - flash does not recognise mouse clicks
+ flash does not recognise mouse clicks (amd64)

I have this issue, but it is on a 32-bit system --- not amd64. Should I open a new bug (or reopen one of the duplicates) for this?

Nah, not worth it, I’ll just undo the title change. Thanks for the information.

summary: - flash does not recognise mouse clicks (amd64)
+ flash does not recognise mouse clicks

Same issue here. Upgraded from Jaunty AMD64 to Karmic beta 6 & can't click on most Flash based streaming video.

Quick followup. I did the 64 bit Adobe workaround as well, and it works great now. However, there were many steps to kill the old Flash plugin (I had installed based on this article originally http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/install-flash-10-ubuntu-linux-64bit.html).

Here's the commands I ran from my history (after extracting the adobe .tar.gz download to ~/Temp):
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -rfd /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper

sudo cp ~/Temp/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
sudo cp ~/Temp/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins

I'm now able to watch fullscreen HD from Youtube & scroll around, play/pause without issues.

P.S. I'm running the NVidia 185.18.36 drivers on a Geforce 8600GT on a Core 2 Duo CPU w/ 4Gb of RAM.

Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

in case you want to stop using the packages, you should purge flashplugin-nonfree (-installer) and nspluginwrapper to clean up in theory. if that still leaves files behind let me know.

Jeffrey Baker (jwbaker) wrote :

Well I installed the 64-bit plugin from Adobe's site and it just dumps core every time. So that doesn't seem like a workaround really. And the script linked in #16 is a total dud, did not work at all here, made numerous errors, downloaded multiple 404 errors, and variously ran amok. Do not recommend that one, either.

Ok. Same problem here. I tried Alex Knoll's work around as well and also was getting core dumps. Made sure to purge flashplugin-installer flashplugin-nonfree nspluginwrapper, and I was still getting core dumps. Then I removed firefox-3.0.

Now I can install the Adobe plugin and it's working fine. I tried reinstalling the flashplugin-nonfree and it still has the same problems as before.

I'm currently using the Adobe 10.0.32.18 release for x86_64

Spoke too soon. Shortly after posting, firefox started crashing again. Gone back to flashplugin-nonfree...

Dann S. Washko (dann) wrote :

I have this problem too on 32-bit on two different systems both upgrades from Jaunty. The problem exists in both Arora and Firefox.

Adam (ilredil) wrote :

I tried again and now firefox crashes... I got a stacktrace from the core file, but it was of little help since I don't have debugging symbols. I tried installing firefox-3.5-dbg, but that package doesn't include the firefox binary, only a couple libs (.so files). After removing libflashplayer.so from ~/.mozilla/plugins/ firefox no longer crashes, so it's quite clear that the plugin from Adobe is the problem.

mozilla-plugin-gnash wouldn't play youtube videos (no audio, no video) for me.

swfdec-mozilla played the video reasonably well (some glitches, but it generally looked OK), but no audio.

For the record I'm on an AMD64 machine with ubuntu karmic and I use ALSA for my sound. My window manager is metacity.

It looks like chrome has the same issue, also indicating that it's the adobe plugin. Some people have reported switching window managers to fix the issue.
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=20654

I'm using StumpWM as my window manager, and I'm experiencing this bug too. I
haven't tried any others.

It is rather curious, though, that 99% of the posters on this bug are using
amd64 and (so far) i'm the only 32-bit user. Anyone else here on a 32-bit
system?

Yeah I have it on my 32bit dell laptop too, I also have it on my 64bit core i7

whoop (tiredandnumb) wrote :

Default flashplayer-nonfree only works for me if I disable compiz. Karmic 64 bit

Adam (ilredil) wrote :

Confirmed, setting visual effects to "none" solved the problem for me. flashplayer-nonfree works fine now.

Jawher (djo-mos-contact) wrote :

I too I'm affected by this bug on a 32bit install, and setting visual effects to none resolves (if this can be called a solution :P) the issue.

Luke Faraone (lfaraone) wrote :

As reported above, this seems to be an issue which can be fixed by switching to Metacity.

Nathaniel Smith (njs) wrote :

Alas, life is not so simple, at least not for everybody.

I am affected by this bug, and I use metacity (on karmic, amd64, intel drivers).

I just tried switching visual effects to *on*, just in case, and that didn't help either.

Marc Aymerich (glicerinu) wrote :

Remove flashplungin-nonfree and install libflashplayer-10.0.32.18.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz from Adobe works for me in firefox, but not in chromium-browser :(

Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

sasa made a nspluginwrapper 1.3.0 branch at some point. could you check if building/installing that helps?

The branch is here:

https://code.edge.launchpad.net/~jazzva/nspluginwrapper/1.3.0

just run bzr branch URL; cd 1.3.0; debuild -b

install eventual missing build dependencies and run debuild -b again.

then install the produced .deb using "dpkg -i"

I build and installed that nspluginwrapper 1.3.0 deb, then ran ‘sudo dpkg-reconfigure flashplugin-installer’ to reinstall the flash plugin, and restarted my browser. Unfortunately, it has the same problem as before.

tags: added: regression-potential
Marco Londero (marcuz) wrote :

Affected epiphany too.

Ken Bloom (kbloom) wrote :
Tony Lewis (gnutered) wrote :

Alex's fix in comment #6 worked. I ended up dropping the file in /usr/share/ubufox/plugins/.

John Dong (jdong) wrote :

That's an undesirable workaround through; the 64-bit Flash plugin is still marked experimental by Adobe, and you lose out on process isolation of nspluginwrapper; In addition, if you use any Adobe Air things, they won't work either.

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

This is not a firefox bug, We would have added it if it was a firefox bug.

Changed in firefox:
status: New → Invalid
Johan (johan-andersson-78) wrote :

This seems to be a problem for many people on AMD64-machines running Karmic, including myself.

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/81648

Everything worked fine on Ubuntu 9.04 for me.

John Dong (jdong) wrote :

I'd also like to point out, contrary to somewhat popular believe, this is not a "flash sometimes doesn't" or "once in a while"; for me and presumably most of the people commenting, this is ALWAYS the case.

I am still unable to get any flash applets to register any mouse clicks.

Should this be milestoned?

Christopher Armstrong (radix) wrote :

I just want to point out that this is a really strange bug:

- It has been reported when using both chromium and firefox, sometimes one works and the other doesn't, sometimes neither of them work
- It has been reported on 32 bit and 64 bit machines
- It has been reported on setups which use and don't use nspluginwrapper
- It has been reported on metacity and compiz (and similarly to the browser, people have reported that switching fixed it, but some people have the problem under both window managers)
- It has been reported on intel and nvidia video cards

So it's really unclear where the problem lies. Well, of course, the only constant is that it occurs with adobe's flash plugin, but the same exact plugin version (I think) worked in Jaunty.

Luke Faraone (lfaraone) on 2009-10-07
Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
status: Invalid → Confirmed
Alexander Sack (asac) on 2009-10-24
description: updated
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → karmic-updates
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Micah Gersten (micahg) on 2009-10-25
tags: added: metabug
summary: - flash does not recognise mouse clicks
+ flash does not recognise mouse click
summary: - flash does not recognise mouse click
+ flash does not recognise mouse clicks
Changed in firefox:
status: Invalid → Confirmed
Changed in firefox:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
description: updated
description: updated
Changed in chromium-browser:
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: Unknown → New
status: New → Invalid
Changed in compiz:
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: Unknown → New
status: New → Invalid
summary: - flash does not recognise mouse clicks
+ [READ DESCRIPTION] Flash is not recognizing mouse clicks in multiple
+ situations
Changed in gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
robs9 (robs9) on 2009-11-06
Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
description: updated
description: updated
Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Fabien Tassin (fta) on 2009-11-25
description: updated
summary: - [READ DESCRIPTION] Flash is not recognizing mouse clicks in multiple
- situations
+ Flash does not work correctly [READ DESCRIPTION]
tags: added: regression-release
removed: regression-potential
Changed in compiz:
status: Invalid → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Micah Gersten (micahg) on 2010-01-27
summary: - Flash does not work correctly [READ DESCRIPTION]
+ Clicking on items in Flash player does nothing [READ DESCRIPTION]
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Fix Released
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Invalid
Changed in compiz (Debian):
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
affects: compiz (Debian) → flashplugin-nonfree (Debian)
Changed in opera-browser:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Johan (deberghes-johan) on 2010-04-24
Changed in ia32-libs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in chromium-browser:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: Invalid → Unknown
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: Unknown → New
Changed in chromium-browser:
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in epiphany-browser (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Tom Gelinas (tomgelinas) on 2010-06-28
summary: - Clicking on items in Flash player does nothing [READ DESCRIPTION]
+ Adobe Flash Player does not respond to clicks [READ DESCRIPTION]
tags: added: 64bit adobe click clicks compiz firefox flash flashplugin-installer nspluginviewer nspluginwrapper player
removed: apport-bug
summary: - Adobe Flash Player does not respond to clicks [READ DESCRIPTION]
+ Adobe Flash Player does not respond to mouse clicks [READ DESCRIPTION]
Tom Gelinas (tomgelinas) on 2010-06-28
tags: added: mouse plugin
removed: player
Tom Gelinas (tomgelinas) on 2010-07-07
affects: compiz (Ubuntu) → adobe-flashplugin (Ubuntu)
Changed in adobe-flashplugin (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
Changed in firefox:
status: Invalid → Confirmed
Micah Gersten (micahg) on 2010-07-08
Changed in firefox:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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I have created a PPA containing a modified nspluginwrapper to work around this bug:
<https://edge.launchpad.net/~a7x/+archive/flashfix>

You can see the debdiff at:
<http://launchpadlibrarian.net/51553705/nspluginwrapper_1.2.2-0ubuntu6_1.2.2-0ubuntu6%2Bflashfix0.diff.gz>

The modified npviewer will only set GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1 when it's loading Flash (from flashplugin-installer) so it won't interfere with other plugins.

joe robinson (joerobinson) wrote :

I don't know if anyone has noticed but disabling compiz fixes two bugs it fixes this one and when ubuntu goes into power saver if you have firefox open you cannot type in the browser it also fixes this problem. I know there is a bug report for that problem as well so you may want to link the two. Oh and btw if you have the firefox problem i just mentioned minimizing the window then bringing it back works as well.

JoseLuisTriana (theunfor) wrote :

This only happens with firefox, using chromium I do not have that issue; in firefox i just got rid of the flashplayer-nonfree and Installed a Native Flash plugin for 64 bit systems with an script on this website (in spanish) http://ubuntuperonista.blogspot.com/2010/04/instalar-adobe-flash-1001-rc-en-ubuntu.html then almost every flash buttons are working. all this with compiz enabled, with Ubuntu Lucid 64 bit. the button search in Youtube does not work when playing a video.

  The 64 bit flash player is no longer produced and contains security
vulnerabilities. Its use is not advised.

On 08/13/2010 12:32 AM, SicoBulo wrote:
> This only happens with firefox, using chromium I do not have that issue;
> in firefox i just got rid of the flashplayer-nonfree and Installed a
> Native Flash plugin for 64 bit systems with an script on this website
> (in spanish) http://ubuntuperonista.blogspot.com/2010/04/instalar-adobe-
> flash-1001-rc-en-ubuntu.html then almost every flash buttons are
> working. all this with compiz enabled, with Ubuntu Lucid 64 bit. the
> button search in Youtube does not work when playing a video.
>

The hulu videos are shaky and the voice is skipping. What could it be.

Changed in chromium-browser:
assignee: nobody → arthur l. dear (deararthur54)
status: Fix Released → New
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Does the GDK_NATIVE_WINDOW workaround cause any other issues for people?

TBH, the flash experience for amd64 users right now is so awful I think we should just upload this workaround anyway - it's not likely to make the situation any worse than it already is

Chris: I've been using the workaround for some time with a few users/machines, and I'm not aware of other issues it would introduce. Anyway, as you said, Flash is so buggy without it that it could hardly be worse.

Rocko (rockorequin) wrote :

The GDK_NATIVE_WINDOW workaround works fine for me, too. I haven't noticed any other issues since I enabled it. apport reports that npviewer.bin crashes sometimes in Maverick (no surprise there; I doubt it's related to the workaround) and firefox just reloads it.

Stefan Hammer (j-4) wrote :

Hi!

I am using the export GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1 workaround since one year now on all of my machines. I haven't noticed any troubles with it. I just can't scroll with the mouse over the flash object, but this is much better than not be able to click anything!
I am also for uploading the workaround! Thanks for this great suggestion.

Changed in nspluginwrapper (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in nspluginwrapper (Ubuntu Lucid):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Changed in ia32-libs (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: New → Won't Fix
Changed in gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: New → Won't Fix
Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: New → Won't Fix
Changed in epiphany-browser (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in adobe-flashplugin (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: New → Won't Fix
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

This is fixed in Maverick now. I've also uploaded this to karmic-proposed and lucid-proposed

Is it fixed? I've just uploaded all the updates in lucid-proposed and it's still not fixed for me.

 It hasn't been accepted yet. There will be a comment from the SRU team
when the bug is accepted so you can test.

On 09/21/2010 12:45 PM, Christopher Neville-Smith wrote:
> Is it fixed? I've just uploaded all the updates in lucid-proposed and
> it's still not fixed for me.
>

Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released

flash player 'square' frome here http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html works for me: ubuntu 10.04.1,kernel 2.6.32-25,firefox 3.6.10.
unpack 'libflashplayer.so' onto:/home/'name'/.mozilla/plugins - the last one folder have to be created.

nspluginwrapper 1.2.2-0ubuntu6.10.04.1 in lucid-proposed is available for testing. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed.
Thank you in advance!

Changed in nspluginwrapper (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed

lucid-proposed works for me. Hooray! (Sorry, can't easily test maverick, that partition of mine was a 32-bit install.)

I'm so happy, I shall test my new clicking ability and play "Name That Beard",

   Seems to work for me. Thanks.

Em 05-10-2010 10:03, Jean-Baptiste Lallement escreveu:
> nspluginwrapper 1.2.2-0ubuntu6.10.04.1 in lucid-proposed is available for testing. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed.
> Thank you in advance!
>
> ** Changed in: nspluginwrapper (Ubuntu Lucid)
> Status: Triaged => Fix Committed
>
> ** Tags added: verification-needed
>
>

Thank you for testing, marking as verification-done

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package nspluginwrapper - 1.2.2-0ubuntu6.10.04.1

---------------
nspluginwrapper (1.2.2-0ubuntu6.10.04.1) lucid-proposed; urgency=low

  * Fix LP: #410407 - Adobe Flash Player does not respond to mouse clicks -
    work around a bug in the Adobe Flash Player plugin by disabling
    client-side windows. Based on a patch by a7x
    - add debian/patches/006_flash_csw_workaround.diff
    - update debian/patches/series
 -- Chris Coulson <email address hidden> Thu, 09 Sep 2010 13:11:20 +0100

Changed in nspluginwrapper (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
milehunter (blow-focus) wrote :

have the same problem

Changed in adobe-flashplugin (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → milehunter (blow-focus)

Please don't assign yourself bugs unless you are currently working on them. You can click on "This bug affects me too" at the top of the page if you want to be counted.

Changed in adobe-flashplugin (Ubuntu):
assignee: milehunter (blow-focus) → nobody
Changed in chromium-browser:
assignee: arthur l. dear (deararthur54) → nobody
Jonathan Riddell (jr) wrote :

Still in karmic-proposed unapproved queue, awaiting approval from ubuntu-sru

Download full text (3.6 KiB)

The latest flashplayer from labs.adobe.com seems to work perfectly. No
lags with Youtube videos when hovering the mouse to show the player
position bar in fullscreen.

On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 4:17 PM, Jonathan Riddell <email address hidden> wrote:
> Still in karmic-proposed unapproved queue, awaiting approval from
> ubuntu-sru
>
> --
> Adobe Flash Player does not respond to mouse clicks [READ DESCRIPTION]
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/410407
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in Chromium Browser: New
> Status in Compiz: Invalid
> Status in The Mozilla Firefox Browser: Invalid
> Status in Opera Browser: Invalid
> Status in “adobe-flashplugin” package in Ubuntu: New
> Status in “epiphany-browser” package in Ubuntu: Invalid
> Status in “flashplugin-nonfree” package in Ubuntu: Fix Released
> Status in “gtk+2.0” package in Ubuntu: Confirmed
> Status in “ia32-libs” package in Ubuntu: Confirmed
> Status in “nspluginwrapper” package in Ubuntu: Fix Released
> Status in “adobe-flashplugin” source package in Lucid: Won't Fix
> Status in “epiphany-browser” source package in Lucid: Invalid
> Status in “flashplugin-nonfree” source package in Lucid: Won't Fix
> Status in “gtk+2.0” source package in Lucid: Won't Fix
> Status in “ia32-libs” source package in Lucid: Won't Fix
> Status in “nspluginwrapper” source package in Lucid: Fix Released
> Status in “flashplugin-nonfree” package in Debian: New
> Status in “nspluginwrapper” package in Fedora: Unknown
>
> Bug description:
> ===+++ _____________________ !  ALL USERS  !  _____________________ +++===
> ===+++ READ THIS BEFORE MAKING A COMMENT OR MODIFICATION +++===
>
> IMPORTANT 1: Please see the WORKAROUND a few lines below.
>
> IMPORTANT 2: Please don't post any "me too message"; use the "Does this bug affect you?" feature you can find a bit above this bug description on launchpad.
>
> IMPORTANT 3: Do not post anything if you haven't read all comments to verify that your point hasn't been made. If you feel tempted to stop reading because there are too many messages, that is a strong indicator that you shouldn't add even more comments. Developers have a tough time to find anything if you post redundant stuff. So please abstain from doing that.
>
> =================================================
>
> So here the bug and workarounds.
>
> For example on youtube, whilst it recognises my mouse moving over various buttons, actual mouse clicks are not recognised. I can navigate using 'tab' but this is very painful. I can also right click. The problem doesn't occur with other flash players, e.g. swfdec-mozilla.
>
> WORKAROUND 1: Disable compiz
> WORKAROUND 2: Remove flashplugin-nonfree / flashplugin-installer and install from adobe
> WORKAROUND 3: Open a terminal and enter:
>
> gksudo gedit /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/i386/linux/npviewer
>
> Then add: export GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1 before the last line of text
>
> Note: Chrome & Chromium are now working fine without workaround
>
> These workaround's have been verified to work for some users. We don't need verification of whether or not they work for you.
>
> =================================================
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> The latest flashplayer from labs.adobe.com
Have a strange bug - impossible back from fullscreen mode in some flash-based video player.

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On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 9:29 AM, RussianNeuroMancer
<email address hidden> wrote:
>> The latest flashplayer from labs.adobe.com
> Have a strange bug - impossible back from fullscreen mode in some flash-based video player.
>

I haven't noticed any problem like that. I found out pressing Esc in
almost every if not every player, it works, it exits fullscreen.

> --
> Adobe Flash Player does not respond to mouse clicks [READ DESCRIPTION]
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/410407
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in Chromium Browser: New
> Status in Compiz: Invalid
> Status in The Mozilla Firefox Browser: Invalid
> Status in Opera Browser: Invalid
> Status in “adobe-flashplugin” package in Ubuntu: New
> Status in “epiphany-browser” package in Ubuntu: Invalid
> Status in “flashplugin-nonfree” package in Ubuntu: Fix Released
> Status in “gtk+2.0” package in Ubuntu: Confirmed
> Status in “ia32-libs” package in Ubuntu: Confirmed
> Status in “nspluginwrapper” package in Ubuntu: Fix Released
> Status in “adobe-flashplugin” source package in Lucid: Won't Fix
> Status in “epiphany-browser” source package in Lucid: Invalid
> Status in “flashplugin-nonfree” source package in Lucid: Won't Fix
> Status in “gtk+2.0” source package in Lucid: Won't Fix
> Status in “ia32-libs” source package in Lucid: Won't Fix
> Status in “nspluginwrapper” source package in Lucid: Fix Released
> Status in “flashplugin-nonfree” package in Debian: New
> Status in “nspluginwrapper” package in Fedora: Unknown
>
> Bug description:
> ===+++ _____________________ !  ALL USERS  !  _____________________ +++===
> ===+++ READ THIS BEFORE MAKING A COMMENT OR MODIFICATION +++===
>
> IMPORTANT 1: Please see the WORKAROUND a few lines below.
>
> IMPORTANT 2: Please don't post any "me too message"; use the "Does this bug affect you?" feature you can find a bit above this bug description on launchpad.
>
> IMPORTANT 3: Do not post anything if you haven't read all comments to verify that your point hasn't been made. If you feel tempted to stop reading because there are too many messages, that is a strong indicator that you shouldn't add even more comments. Developers have a tough time to find anything if you post redundant stuff. So please abstain from doing that.
>
> =================================================
>
> So here the bug and workarounds.
>
> For example on youtube, whilst it recognises my mouse moving over various buttons, actual mouse clicks are not recognised. I can navigate using 'tab' but this is very painful. I can also right click. The problem doesn't occur with other flash players, e.g. swfdec-mozilla.
>
> WORKAROUND 1: Disable compiz
> WORKAROUND 2: Remove flashplugin-nonfree / flashplugin-installer and install from adobe
> WORKAROUND 3: Open a terminal and enter:
>
> gksudo gedit /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/i386/linux/npviewer
>
> Then add: export GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1 before the last line of text
>
> Note: Chrome & Chromium are now working fine without workaround
>
> These workaround's have been verified to work for some users. We don't need verification of whether or not they work for you.
>
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> I found out pressing Esc in almost every if not every player, it works, it exits fullscreen.
No, it's not help is this cases.

@RussianNeuroMancer:
Could please you open another bug regarding comment 307?

This one is long enough and new/unrelated problems should be
discussed in separate bugs since they might have different solutions.

> Could please you open another bug
Why? Adobe Flash 10.2 not a part of Ubuntu and Canonical software yet.
I just answer to Paul-Sebastian Manole commentary: the latest flashplayer from labs.adobe.com is not work perfectly.

John O (jplo) wrote :

This bug appears to affect Microsoft Windows XP and 7 aswell. Have Adobe been told about this?

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2010/11/13 John Oliver <email address hidden>

> This bug appears to affect Microsoft Windows XP and 7 aswell. Have Adobe
> been told about this?
>
> --
> Adobe Flash Player does not respond to mouse clicks [READ DESCRIPTION]
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/410407
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in Chromium Browser: New
> Status in Compiz: Invalid
> Status in The Mozilla Firefox Browser: Invalid
> Status in Opera Browser: Invalid
> Status in “adobe-flashplugin” package in Ubuntu: New
> Status in “epiphany-browser” package in Ubuntu: Invalid
> Status in “flashplugin-nonfree” package in Ubuntu: Fix Released
> Status in “gtk+2.0” package in Ubuntu: Confirmed
> Status in “ia32-libs” package in Ubuntu: Confirmed
> Status in “nspluginwrapper” package in Ubuntu: Fix Released
> Status in “adobe-flashplugin” source package in Lucid: Won't Fix
> Status in “epiphany-browser” source package in Lucid: Invalid
> Status in “flashplugin-nonfree” source package in Lucid: Won't Fix
> Status in “gtk+2.0” source package in Lucid: Won't Fix
> Status in “ia32-libs” source package in Lucid: Won't Fix
> Status in “nspluginwrapper” source package in Lucid: Fix Released
> Status in “flashplugin-nonfree” package in Debian: New
> Status in “nspluginwrapper” package in Fedora: Unknown
>
> Bug description:
> ===+++ _____________________ ! ALL USERS ! _____________________ +++===
> ===+++ READ THIS BEFORE MAKING A COMMENT OR MODIFICATION +++===
>
> IMPORTANT 1: Please see the WORKAROUND a few lines below.
>
> IMPORTANT 2: Please don't post any "me too message"; use the "Does this bug
> affect you?" feature you can find a bit above this bug description on
> launchpad.
>
> IMPORTANT 3: Do not post anything if you haven't read all comments to
> verify that your point hasn't been made. If you feel tempted to stop reading
> because there are too many messages, that is a strong indicator that you
> shouldn't add even more comments. Developers have a tough time to find
> anything if you post redundant stuff. So please abstain from doing that.
>
> =================================================
>
> So here the bug and workarounds.
>
> For example on youtube, whilst it recognises my mouse moving over various
> buttons, actual mouse clicks are not recognised. I can navigate using 'tab'
> but this is very painful. I can also right click. The problem doesn't occur
> with other flash players, e.g. swfdec-mozilla.
>
> WORKAROUND 1: Disable compiz
> WORKAROUND 2: Remove flashplugin-nonfree / flashplugin-installer and
> install from adobe
> WORKAROUND 3: Open a terminal and enter:
>
> gksudo gedit /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/i386/linux/npviewer
>
> Then add: export GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1 before the last line of text
>
> Note: Chrome & Chromium are now working fine without workaround
>
> These workaround's have been verified to work for some users. We don't need
> verification of whether or not they work for you.
>
> =================================================
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> Architecture: amd64
> Date: Fri Aug 7 19:22:11 2009
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
> NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
> P...

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Accepted nspluginwrapper into karmic-proposed for testing. Please give feedback! Sorry about the "declined" karmic task, I can't seem to be able to approve and set it (launchpad bug..)

Geoff McClinsey (geoffmcc) wrote :

> John Oliver :
> This bug appears to affect Microsoft Windows XP and 7 aswell. Have Adobe
> been told about this?

I have not come across any problem in clicking on anything while in flash however i can confirm that in the past week or more something defenatly has happened to flash in windows to where almost every youtube video will crash flash by going to full screen or switching to 720p

I am using Win7 64bit / cant speak to 32bit

Changed in chromium-browser:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in adobe-flashplugin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in ia32-libs (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in nspluginwrapper (Fedora):
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: Unknown → New

RussianNeuroMancer, please don’t change bugs without any justification.

Changed in nspluginwrapper (Fedora):
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown

> RussianNeuroMancer, please don’t change bugs without any justification.
Current status of "nspluginwrapper (Fedora)" bugzilla in Red Hat Bugzilla is "CLOSED ERRATA". Isn't we should correct status of this bug here by hands while Bug watcher for Red Hat Bugzilla are disabled?

It’s better to wait for the bug watcher to come back up than to destroy the association between Launchpad bugs and Fedora bugs.

starti (mirage-kooo) on 2011-09-23
Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → starti (mirage-kooo)
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2011-09-23
Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
assignee: starti (mirage-kooo) → nobody
Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Debian):
status: New → Won't Fix
Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Debian):
status: Won't Fix → Fix Released

Any time I use a Ubuntu 12.04 session including compiz : click on flash dialog box has still no effect.

It works correctly with Kubuntu and Xubuntu.

description: updated
summary: - Adobe Flash Player does not respond to mouse clicks [READ DESCRIPTION]
+ Adobe Flash Player dialogues doesn't respond to mouse clicks
summary: - Adobe Flash Player dialogues doesn't respond to mouse clicks
+ Adobe Flash Player dialogues don't respond to mouse clicks
description: updated
description: updated

Umm, don't get me wrong, the way you have changed the description might well be a problem that needs fixing, but the original issue that this bug was created to report is not the one related to the new description.

The initial bug was for no mouse response to any clicks within the flash, not within dialogues.

Shall I revert the description then?
What I do with the bug that actually needs fixing? I open a new report?

Yes, please revert the description and file a new report. Hijacking a bug report does not help anybody understanding what's going on.

Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Alberto Salvia Novella (es20490446e)
description: updated
summary: - Adobe Flash Player dialogues don't respond to mouse clicks
+ Buttons don't respond to mouse clicks
description: updated
Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
assignee: Alberto Salvia Novella (es20490446e) → nobody
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