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Unable to enter characters in Flex (flash) text input field, until you click elsewhere and then click in the input field.

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Unable to enter characters in Flex (flash) text input field, until you click elsewhere and then click in the input field. This issue is specifically happening for Mozilla Firefox and ESR browsers on operating systems Windows 8/8.1/10. While no issues are seen on Windows 7.

Browsers on which this issue is seen:- Mozilla Firefox 54.0.1 Mozilla Firefox ESR 52.2.0 Mozilla Firefox ESR 52.1.2 Operating Systems:- Windows 8/8.1/10

This issue is not happening in other browsers like Internet Explorer.

This issue is exactly similar to the issue reported on MAC OS two years back. Below are the details:-

Bug 1158839 - [Mac] Unable to enter characters in Flex (flash) text input field, until you click elsewhere and then click in the input field

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Update your Flash Player Note: Windows users should download the ActiveX for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX.

Flash Player Version: Version 26.0.0.151

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

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Could this be some timing issue where the Flash plugin isn't fully finished loading and thus isn't receiving the input?

Does pressing F6 once or twice has any effect or does Flash processes all keyboard events?

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cor-el said

Could this be some timing issue where the Flash plugin isn't fully finished loading and thus isn't receiving the input? Does pressing F6 once or twice has any effect or does Flash processes all keyboard events?

Flash Player has finished loading, I can see focus in/out but not able to type but copy paste works.

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FredMcD said

Update your Flash Player Note: Windows users should download the ActiveX for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox). Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX. Flash Player Version: Version 26.0.0.151 https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

I am using latest Flash Player 26.0.0.151, Everything is up to date. Even As I mentioned in my question if I click on address bar or anywhere to focusout from Flash page then try again to input text everything works.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} by holding down the <Shift> (Mac=Options) key, and then starting Firefox.

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?