[Project_owners] How to overlay plugin's context menu?

Philip Chee philip.chee at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 19:33:16 EST 2006

On Fri, 20 Jan 2006 16:39:21 -0800 (PST), Eric H. Jung wrote:

> Does anyone know how (or if it's even possible with an extension) to
> overlay the Flash plugin's context-menu? I want to add an item to the
> context-menu which executes my extension's JS function when selected.
> I've done this easily enough in Mozilla/Firefox by overlaying
> "contentAreaContextMenu" with my own menu, but now I want it to display
> even if a Flash movie is displayed.

This comes up on occasion on the Flashblock mailing list. The short answer
is "NO". When the focus is on plugin generated content, all UIEvents are
handled by the plugin - including the right-click.

See mozilla bug: 317569


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