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    How does Flash interact with X server?

    How does Adobe Flash, specifically the Firefox plugin, interact with the X server? Does the rectangular region containing the Flash have a corresponding logical entity within the X server?
    I am curious because I was wondering if it would be possible to manipulate where and how that rectangle is displayed by writing some code for the X server.
    Can anyone answer this question or direct me to some good resources?

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    This is mostly out of my league, but this may help. Flash is processed through the program that it is being run on. For example, if you are running a Flash video on Firefox, then Firefox will decyfer and control all aspects of that Flash video and its content. All X does is figure where Firefox is on the screen you are viewing it on. Even if the video is, for say, 'Full Screen' it is still a part of Firefox and will be run through Firefox, even though it is the primary viewpoint on the screen.

    This is stretching my knowledge of how X interprets, and I hope it helps, but the best place to ask that would probably be on an Adobe development forum, or on the development portion of this forum.

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