I have two movie clips on my timeline. On one the movie clips
I have a mouseDown event. On the other one I don't. However, the
mousedown seems to be working with both of the instances. They each
have their own names and positions as well as layers. How can this
a mouseDown event occurs every time the left mouse button is
pressed regardless what object on the flash stage has focus. it's
not often that you'll want to use a mouseDown method.
i saw your solution to your problem in another thread that
had a button that wasn't functioning because it was a child of
movieclip that had mouse handlers defined. your parent movieclip is
intercepting mouse events and the child button will not respond.
your solution is not a good one as you may be now seeing.
a better solution is to define mouse handlers only for
objects in the youngest generation that needs handlers defined.
so, define handlers for your button and on the same timeline
as your button create another button (on a layer below your first)
that covers everything that you want to respond to the mouse.
define handlers for both buttons.