I'm trying to get my Flex application to accept Crtl-F as a
keyboard shortcut/input. However, the browser intercepts this first
and it never makes it to the Flex app, opening the browser search
dialog instead. Is there an easy workaround for this?
I would think that the "Browser's shortcuts" are not yours to
change in a web application. It is the user's browser and s/he
depends on those shortcuts. It would be a bad security violation
should you go about changing the browser basic behaviors.
While I agree that I wouldn't normally want to hijack browser
short cuts, Flex imposes a limitation on applications by not being
able to search for text on the screen. Pressing Ctrl-F brings up
the search dialog but won't find anything in the flex application.
My flex application takes up the entire browser window, thereby
making the browser search tool useless. I have built my own search
tool in my flex application, but was hoping to keep the shortcut
seeing as the browser one doesn't work and may confuse users into
thinking that text they are searching for isn't there, when in fact