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In this lesson we're going to see how we can adjust the Flash Player security settings in our browser. We need to do this because when we produce Flash content and then play it from our computer, the Flash security model doesn't allow that content to talk to the Internet. If we have content that needs to talk to the Internet, for instance to publish quiz results, then we need to allow this content to be able to talk to the Internet. We're going to use the Chapter 14 quiz.htm file that we built in an earlier lesson. It's located in your Chapter 14 Quiz folder, in your Project folder, in your Chapter 14 folder.
Browse to that folder now. I'm going to show this action in Firefox. However, the steps that you need to take are going to be very similar in other browsers. Double-click to open the Chapter 14 quiz.htm file. This will launch your default browser. You will get a message about Flash Player security. Flash Player knows that the Project file wants to talk to the Internet. To enable this to happen, we need to click Settings. Firefox has prevented the site from opening a pop-up window.
We need the pop-up window to be able to adjust Flash's security settings. Let's shut off pop-up blockers just for the moment. You do this in Firefox's Preferences panel. Under the Content tab, shut off Block pop-up windows. You can then close the Preferences. Now we need to reload this page. This time we'll get the Flash Player aecurity warning and now you can click Settings. (Ruff! Ruff! Dog barking) If you're wondering why the dog is barking, there is a barking dog sound that's in the project that we're publishing.
We're able to hear that happen because Slide 1 isn't in conflict with the security rule that we're trying to fix right now. In order to allow this file to work I need to edit my trusted locations. Click the Edit Locations button here and choose Add Location. Flash Player remembers the last thing it tried to talk to the Internet. We want to use this location in the Trust This Location area. However, you'll notice that the SWF file is listed there. I don't want the SWF file.
I want to allow all the content that's in the folder to talk to the Internet. This means I need to start my selection just before the SWF file and select backwards to select everything from the first slash all the way down to the end of Chapter 14 quiz and include the last slash. I can copy it with Command+C and then paste it into Trust This Location. You will see something very different here. It's going to be operating system dependent and your folder structure may not look exactly the same as mine.
Having copied that location, click Confirm. Now, you can see that this folder has been added to our trusted locations. Now, we need to restart Firefox to ensure that the setting is working. Once again, double-click the Chapter 14 quiz file. (Ruff! Ruff! Ruff! Dog barking) Now, the file opens without any complaint from Firefox. Having adjusted the Flash security settings, you've made it possible to view your content from your desktop computer without having to publish it to the Internet.
You will need to take this step as you publish your content to different folders on your computer.
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