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When using webcam, I cannot click in the Flash window

Aug 12, 2012 6:15 PM

Hello all,


I am trying to run the video chat on the Omegle anonymous chat site (requires Flash 10+). When I log in, Flash runs fine except for one problem: When the window comes up asking me to authorize my camera I can't do anything. I can move my mouse over the Allow button, but if I click, it does nothing. Buttons do not help, and I have to apologize to people for my camera being broken, causing them to decide to disconnect. I want an end to this nonsense as soon as possible, as it used to work fine.


I am running Flash Player, Firefox (not sure what version), and Ubuntu 12.04 (a Linux distro).


Thanks for answers.

  • Chris Campbell
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    Aug 13, 2012 11:09 PM   in reply to kelario

    I'll see if anyone has seen this before on Linux, but you might also want to try working around this using the steps listed here:


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    Aug 15, 2012 11:44 AM   in reply to kelario

    if you have compiz running, you could try disabling that.  there are instances when it may interfere with the interaction with the settingsui...

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    Aug 20, 2012 4:26 PM   in reply to

    go to your Ubuntu Software Center and do a search for "compiz"  if there is a green checkmark on the icon you have it installed.  if you are comfortable with uninstalling it, select the icon and click the remove button.  after it uninstalls, restart your OS and see if that resolves your issue...


    alternatively, you can tab within the settingsui and select items via enter key or space key

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    Aug 21, 2012 9:13 PM   in reply to kelario

    you could install gnome gdm...

    in a terminal window type the following command

    sudo apt-get install gnome

    agree to the install and follow the prompts.  it may take a while to install.

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    Aug 27, 2012 9:41 AM   in reply to kelario

    here's another work around...  apparently unity-2d will work just fine. it does not use compiz.


    1. logout
    2. click the little cog icon next to your username and select "Ubuntu 2D"
    3. login


    let us know if that works for you.  thanks...

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