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Fix unresponsive button on BBC iPlayer in Safari Web Browsers
I had a problem clicking the 'Watch now' button when I wanted to watch a live broadcast on my Mac from the BBC iPlayer website.

When I went to the site and selected the program to watch. A popup dialogue came up with a warning about you must have a TV Licence in order to watch a live broadcast from the BBC.

The dialogue had two buttons; one labelled 'Watch now' and the other 'I do not have a TV Licence...'

But I found I when I clicked either button they did not respond at all!. If anyone else has this problem, they can get around this by going to Safari Preferences » Advanced Tab and check the 'Press Tab to highlight each item on webpage' box.

Close the prefs window and use the Tab key to tab through to the button you want to click. In my case the button I wanted was the 'Watch now.'

Once I was tabbed to the correct button, I then pressed the Return key to get the button pressed. This worked in clicking the button for me. So far only needed to do this once, as it appears the BBC plants a cookie and you do not need to repeat this.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one. It appears the BBC iPlayer television broadcasts are still available in the UK only.]
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Fix unresponsive button on BBC iPlayer in Safari
Authored by: fulmar2 on Oct 07, '10 08:30:08AM

Actually, I run into this from time to time with buttons on other websites as well - so it is a good hint. I went to the Safari preferences, and it looks like you don't even need to check the box... you can just hit option+tab to move to each item when this box is unchecked. Therefore, you can just leave Safari as it is, and make a mental note that if you have an unclickable button, you can just option tab to it.



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