Can't scroll past YouTube videos in Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by joecg, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. joecg macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
    When I'm using the two-finger scroll on my MBP on a website, if I scroll down and the cursor goes over a youtube video, I can no longer scroll up or down and have to move my cursor out of the youtube video to resume scrolling.

    Has anyone ever experienced this? It's driving me nuts, and I think it has started recently.
  2. StudyAnimal macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2010
    Sounds like flash stealing the focus. Does it do it in html5 mode?
  3. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    To the best of my knowledge it's always done this. It's mildly annoying, but I pretty muck always unconsciously adjust for it.
  4. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Same here. I think it only happens in Safari and started happening in Flash 10.1 (don't remember it happening before).

    It does get annoying, but it doesn't seem like Apple's fault - either Adobe or YouTube.
  5. Big Bad D macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2007
    Also same here. Seems to have got worse since Safari 5 and Flash 10.1
  6. charliex5 macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    It happens in Chrome to me as well. It must be a flash thing.
  7. joecg thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
  8. alienapp macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2010
    have you guys went ahead and installed flash 10.1 on your mac?

    If yes that may be the problem.
  9. StudyAnimal macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2010
  10. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
  11. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
    Yes, don't have the cursor go over the video while scrolling with two finger scroll.
  12. StudyAnimal macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2010
    Yes. See my link above related to using html5 rather than flash.
  13. saxon48 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    I'm having the exact same issue, using the 10.1 "Gala" version of Flash (with the hardware acceleration feature.) I love the HTML5 beta though, it's a perfect workaround, and is in about 60% of the videos I watch.
  14. bebitoes macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2010
    But this html5 trick doesn't work for me on embedded youtube movies in safari like on any suggestion?
  15. bebitoes macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2010
    after the last flash update, this problem was solved for me.
  16. whooleytoo macrumors 604


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    I've 10.1.102, and it seems fixed for me. I can scroll 'over' the Youtube video on the front page of Macrumors even if it's playing.

    (Slightly OT, but I've a similar problem in the iTunes store, whenever I scroll over those horizontal scrolling lists, the list scrolls sideways slightly and the vertical scrolling stops.)
  17. wd89, Feb 10, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2011

    wd89 macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2010
    Same here. I end up moving my fingers from the top right to the bottom left on my trackpad when scrolling so the horizontal things don't move. I much preferred it when there were little dots you clicked to see more content.

    Edit: 100% OT... but is anyone annoyed when buying songs that the same version of the song can be either 59p, 79p or 99p - they are exactly the same so why the difference in price. The 99p versions almost always appear at the top of the list (indicating most people pay more). Not sure if this happens in the US. Surely there is some trading standards issue here. You don't go into a supermarket and look for the same item in 3 different places to find the cheapest!

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