Flickering link cursor in Flash

Earlier, I had a Flash movie on a page with a jquery marquee. What’s strange is that whenever the mouse rolled over a button in the Flash movie, the cursor would rapidly flicker between the hand and the arrow. When the cursor rested on the button, the cursor remained the arrow. In actuality, the cursor is supposed to behave as if it’s over any other link in HTML. It is supposed to be the hand. After pulling my hair out for an hour trying to figure out what was wrong with my button in Flash, I discovered the problem was caused by the HTML that embedded it on the page. By default, the wmode attribute is set to “window” when you publish the Flash file to HTML. If you change it to “transparent”, the flickering stops.

The flickering does not occur if I removed the marquee completely.

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2 thoughts on “Flickering link cursor in Flash

  1. Thank you very much!!! I was having the same issue and you just saved me some researching time.

    Good luck mate.

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