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#1 ronc0011   User is offline

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Flash insist on using I.E. instead of Google Chrome

Posted 28 September 2016 - 05:12 AM

First; I am using Flash CS6 installed locally on a Windows 7 desktop machine.

Whenever I run my movie in the browser F12 it persist in firing up Internet Explorer. I had hoped that changing Window's default browser to Google Chrome would fix that. No such luck. I thought at one point I had corrected the issue with i.e. but it has reverted back to failing to run the flash player. The reason I tried to change the default browser in the first place. In any event for reasons that completely baffle me when I hit the F12 key flash fires off Internet Explorer. and I have to physically go into the project folder and right click the html file and click "Open With" then select Chrome. to test / play my movie.

I seem to recall that other Adobe software such as Dremweaver allow you to choose the browser you want to run your project in.

Can I do this in Flash?

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Re: Flash insist on using I.E. instead of Google Chrome

Posted 28 September 2016 - 05:25 AM

Firstly, HTML5 supports the display of video and audio WITHOUT Flash. A quick Google search will tell you more:
The Death of Flash

Secondly, I'm sure that there would be a settings page somewhere that would allow you to configure such a thing. Perhaps under "Edit > Preferences..." on the toolbar. Have you checked there?

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#3 ArtificialSoldier   User is offline

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Re: Flash insist on using I.E. instead of Google Chrome

Posted 28 September 2016 - 11:19 AM

If you have to right-click and "Open With", then Chrome isn't your default browser. You should be able to just double-click on the file to open it in the default browser, if that's launching IE then that is still set as your default browser.

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Re: Flash insist on using I.E. instead of Google Chrome

Posted 29 September 2016 - 03:12 PM

View PostArtificialSoldier, on 28 September 2016 - 11:19 AM, said:

If you have to right-click and "Open With", then Chrome isn't your default browser. You should be able to just double-click on the file to open it in the default browser, if that's launching IE then that is still set as your default browser.

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In any event for reasons that completely baffle me

Welcome to the wonderful world of Adobe software.


Actually Chrome is the default browser. Believe it or not I do know how to set the default browser. To illustrate the point, please observe..

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Or if you prefer; this is the properties dialogue box for the file in question...

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As I said for reasons that completely baffle me when I hit F12 Flash fires off Internet Explorer. It would be really great If I could tell Flash to use a different browser than the one it thinks is the default or even just a different browser than the one it insist on using. In this case I.E.


I can't help but think that it would be so Un-Adobe if they were to build Flash on the same model as they did Dreamweaver . For instance here is a screenshot of the "Preview in Browser" menu item in Dreamweaver...


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Re: Flash insist on using I.E. instead of Google Chrome

Posted 29 September 2016 - 03:34 PM

I would make sure that Chrome is actually the default browser rather than just the program to handle .html files. It looks like there are instructions for Windows 7 here:

https://support.goog...wer/95417?hl=en
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