Many of you have come accross the horrendous bug that happens with text input in flash when the swf is embedded with wmode=transparent/opaque. It has been much discussed (Firefox Bugzilla entry for this bug, Adobe Forum discussion, etc.), but it seems that in all the years that this bug has existed nothing much has been done. A lot of workarounds have been published, many of them based on custom key mapping etc… My workaround uses html element <input type=”text”> that is placed right over flex <mx:TextInput>. Html element is styled transparent (no design) so user will not notice.