On Youtube.com the flash applet seems to suck the input focus. Shortcuts like CTRL+T or ALT don't seem to work.

How can you make a new window without having to touch the mouse (keyboard only) when on youtube.com or other sites that have a flash app that traps keystrokes?

  • @bobobobo: what browser? – studiohack Apr 2 '10 at 2:31
  • Well, I'm using Firefox, but the same thing happens in chrome – bobobobo Apr 2 '10 at 14:36
  • It doesn't in IE. If I was to make a guess what browser does it sensibly ... ;) – Joey Jun 7 '10 at 12:51

I can't test right now, but did you alt-tabbing out and back in the window?

  • This actually works! – bobobobo Jun 7 '10 at 17:59

Click outside the Flash applet. Embeds override the browser's default keyboard shortcuts.

  • No but, without touching the mouse, keyboard only – bobobobo Apr 2 '10 at 14:35
  • RED X!!!!!!!!!! – bobobobo Apr 2 '10 at 23:12

Double-pressing the Window button does the trick faster than alt-tabbing with the same result (focus on Firefox as such rather than flash on the page).

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