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Afterburner Top Menu Appearing Under Video

 
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Afterburner Top Menu Appearing Under Video
 

We have a 2 column table on our home page.  Column 1 is text and column 2 is a video (SWF).  After adding some additional items to our top menu (custom menu), I noticed that the menu appears UNDER the video on the home page. 

Any ideas on how to fix this so the menu is always on top of the rest of the content?

 
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Re: Afterburner Top Menu Appearing Under Video
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Hi,

Am I correct in thinking this is in Internet Explorer, as this problem does not exist outside  IE7/8/9?

The FIX is easy. You need to add this line...

<param value="opaque" name="wmode" />

inside the <object></object> tag.

You may already have the "wmode" settings as "transparent", in which case just change "transparent" to "opaque" and that will fix it.

You will need to Purge all cache and refresh your browser before you see any changes.

Cheers

Mary

 
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Re: Afterburner Top Menu Appearing Under Video
 

Which theme file needs the extra line in the object tag?

 
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I was referring to the object tag in the code that calls the .swf file. I assumed you added this in the site topic on your page or in a course page?

 
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Re: Afterburner Top Menu Appearing Under Video
 

The video is called via a link in a table on the front page.

<td valign="top" width="459" colspan="2" align="right"><iframe height="300" src="http://ourlms.com/VIDEO.swf" frameborder="0" width="400"></iframe></td>

 
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Re: Afterburner Top Menu Appearing Under Video
 

I tried embedding the SWF instead of linking to it, but that removes the player controls at the bottom of the video.

 
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Hi,

This is the code I advise people to use because it is W3C compliant and validates correctly.

<object width="432" height="240" data="http://yoursite.com/video.swf">
<param value="http://yoursite.com/video.swf" name="movie">
<param value="opaque" name="wmode" />
</object>

Hope this helps?

Mary

 
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