Try websearch term "WMODE". That's how browser makers set up whether embedded content draws direct-to-screen or whether they pipe their content into the browser's render buffer. Z-Index came later, and implementations of all these initiatives have definitely varied. jd/adobe ________________________________________ From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Chris Price [chris.price at choctaw.co.uk] Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2012 12:26 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] using z-index so flash gives up focus in ie Hi I have a very simple page with a navigation menu and a flash movie and I want the drop down menu to appear over the movie. Simply giving the movie container a lower z-index than the nav works in Firefox but doesn't work in IE9. I've tried applying focus and blur on the movie container and the menu but it doesn't work (I suspect the containers don't qualify for blur and focus). I know an 'a' will accept focus but that looks like a very complicated way of finding a solution. Does anyone know why IE doesn't apply the z-index properly? The page is at http://escendency.com/video (videos can be chosen from the menu). -- Chris.Price @Choctaw.co.uk <http://%5C%5Cchoctaw.co.uk/> 0777 629 0227 Design is my native language Choctaw Media Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales (04627649) -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !