I needed a flash movie to displayed at 100% in my web page. I thought this will be a simple job. Just set the height and width attributes within my object tag to “100%”. This method worked fine for Internet Explorer but failed in Firefox. Firefox seemed to ignore my size settings that contained a percentage. After a lot of time wasting, I confirmed that Firefox does not like its height and width attributes measured in percentages and only likes measurements in pixels.
In order to fix this problem I needed to do the following:
// Get screen width and height minus scroll bars
var width = window.innerWidth - 24;
var height = window.innerHeight - 24;
//Find Flash movie
var FlashMovie = document.getElementById('FlashMovie');
//Only assign width and height if browswer is not Internet Explorer
if (navigator.appName.indexOf('Internet Explorer') == -1)
FlashMovie.height = height;
FlashMovie.width = width;
Keep the height=”100%” width=”100%” object attributes. This will be needed for Internet Explorer.
<object id="FlashMovie" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="100%" width="100%" data="myflash.swf">
<param name="movie" value="myflash.swf" />
<param name="wmode" value="transparent" />
No flash message
If anyone has any better idea on how to solve this problem. Please comment. Thanks!