Nothing that I could do, or figure out how to do, would trigger the 'capture text for copying' function that I've inadvertently triggered in the past.
You're making a valid point here, I've had similar issues with it not quite working as I'd expected.
It's good that you've stepped forward to be the spokesperson for 'the fanboys' Baselbrush... but this is developers.slashdot.org not your usual apple.slashdot.org. Don't you feel kinda out of place here??
But you've turned into a troll by the end.
"But with all this, it is not surprising that Apple doesn't want flash anywhere near their new products even if this kills their former ally."
You haven't even touched on the reasons for this. It's not about lack of loyalty, business infidelity, or product bugginess, it's about Jobs's need to control all software that runs on the platform. With flash, applications can be downloaded and run on demand inside a browser. Apple can't have that.
Given that most of the functionality offered by flash can be duplicated in HTML5 which Apple supports your argument there seems a bit hollow. Sure Apple is trying to push the tech that they prefer but for good reason given the bugginess and performance issues with Flash. Fact is there are already a lot of "applications" out there that will run in the browser without Apples approval; just look at the offerings from google.
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