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ShareThis dialog makes flash video disappear when it's open (4 posts)

  1. stevemagruder
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Here is the URL where the problem is appearing: http://groceryschool.com/

    Using Firefox 3 and Opera 9.51, after clicking on the ShareThis link under the first post and bringing up its dialog, the flash video disappears. When the dialog is closed, the video reappears.

    This problem doesn't happen in IE6, IE7 or Safari 3.1.2.

  2. ShareThis
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Steve,

    ShareThis disables flash objects on the page to keep them from bleeding thru our widget's iframe which in some cases will render it unusable. You can turn this disabling off with the "embeds" API option. Append "&embeds=true" to the end of your widget query string.

    However, doing this will run the risk I mentioned earlier. You can either be sure to position the ShareThis widget away from any flash objects or choose to have it load in a new popup window. Append "&popup=true" to enable this feature.

    You can find more answers to questions involving ShareThis on http://suppport.sharethis.com/ and http://forums.sharethis.com . Also feel free to shoot an email to feedback@sharethis.com for more direct support.

    Thanks for using ShareThis!


    Jeremy Bock
    Product Support Engineer
    ShareThis, Inc.

  3. stevemagruder
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks Jeremy. I'm not sure what risk you are referring to, but this change is working for me.


  4. stevemagruder
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Here's a fix for when the ShareThis pop-over (with the embed=true) gets cut off by a flash video:

    The video object code needs to be specified with the following additions:

    1) Add a param tag to the object: <param name="wmode" value="transparent" />
    2) Add an attribute to the embed tag: wmode="transparent"

    This works for me.

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