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Subject: Re: FLASH: Can't place bitmaps?
From: Matt Wobensmith
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 17:53:06 +0100

Hi Charles -

You wrote:

> On a g4 with FLASH 4.0a with 120 megs of RAM OS 9.04 I'm still getting
> mysterious circumstances during which placing a bitmap just won't work no
> matter what..

If you are trying to drag bitmaps from the library to the stage, and they're
not falling into place, then indeed, it does sound like you have the dreaded
drag'n'drop Mac bug.

This is an OS9 issue that affects more than just Flash; essentially, any
program that uses draggable items will be affected.

I dunno if or when Apple will address this - there has been a fair amount of
discussion on it in public forums. The only way I know to cure it is to
reinstall OS9, but that may or may not seem like a solution. See this
TechNote for more possible solutions:

Library items can't be dragged to the stage on Mac
TN 14442

I also found links to people discussing this problem as it affects other
programs on their machines - check 'em out:

"Drag Drop Freeze"

"Mac OS9 Special Reports"


Matt Wobensmith

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