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Fix the "can’t click on flash" bug in Ubuntu with 1 command

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If you’re experiencing the current annoying bug with Adobe Flash not registering mouse clicks (e.g. on YouTube, etc) then you’ll be pleased to hear that there is a relatively easy fix (for now).

I must thank MrPantucci for making me aware of this. The solution comes from the official bug report for this issue.

Ready?

  • Hit ALT+F2 and enter
  • gksudo gedit /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/i386/linux/npviewer
  • add the following line BEFORE the last line of text
  • export GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1
  • Save.
  • Restart any applications using flash.