custom mouse cursors in flash apps (in firefox) produces double mouse cursor

Bug #469099 reported by Dario Nuevo on 2009-11-01
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kdebase-workspace

= situation =
using firefox and running a flash application which uses a custom mouse pointer (like many flash games today as seen i.e. at facebook or similar), the mouse pointer from kde doesn't get replaced with the one from the flash app - which produces a double mouse pointer (the one from the system and the one from the game).

= faulty behavior =
kwin or whatever doesn't hide the system cursor if the user uses an flash app in firefox which provides an own cursor.

= expected behavior =
the user should only see one cursor and not both. either the flash cursor or system cursor should be hidden.

= how to reproduce =
- start firefox
- find a flash app which uses an own cursor (like everyone on fb)
- take a look at the mouse cursor

= comment =
i know this sounds like a minor bug, but it's really annoying actually. the double cursor makes it inconsistent to know where to actually click and it has an unnaturally feeling. in windows this is not a problem.

i don't know exactly which part should "hide" the system cursor, it it's sole responsibility of the flash plugin to do this(?) - so maybe it's a bug there(?).

the flash plugin version is 10,0,32,18, the latest available.

i'm sorry if this is a pure upstream bug.. ;-)

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Nov 1 18:47:43 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: kwin (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: kdebase-workspace
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

Dario Nuevo (wee-xbe) wrote :
Dario Nuevo (wee-xbe) wrote :

I just opened a bug over at Adobe, hoping this one gets picked up by them as I still think this is an upstream bug..

affects: kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu) → flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Dale (drbeams) wrote :

Double mouse cursor happens in firefox also when customizing the toolbar (which may be a flash object (?)).

View, Toolbars, Customize, Customize the toolbar, close, double mouse cursor.

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