It seems that everytime I try to open a webpage with a .swf
it just shows a white screen with that little symbol (the one with
the triangle, the circle and the square) in the top left corner.
Its really annoying.
Any help in helpful (Well duh!)
"Donjworks" <email@example.com> wrote in
> Well the topic summary says it all.
> It seems that everytime I try to open a webpage with a
.swf extension (ex. <a
> target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge
http://www.freewebs.com/donjworks/snipe.swf">http://www.freewebs.com/d onjw > orks/snipe.swf</a>
, it just shows a white screen with that little
> one with the triangle, the circle and the square) in the
top left corner. Its
> really annoying.
> Any help in helpful (Well duh!)
Browsers don't normally open swf files directly, they are
supposed to load through an html header. Many people put swfs on
WebPages without the html even though they shouldn't so you
need to set your file associations so that your browser is told to
swf files. If you run windows..
Open Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer)
Scroll down to SWF
In the lower box it says what SWFs are supposed to open with.
If it doesn't say Internet Explorer or Firebox or (your browser)
you need to click on the 'change' button and select your
browser from the list. Turn on the check mark for "always open
If it already says your browser name then the browser might
have it's security settings set too high to view the swf files. (or
Are you sure the path and name along with the file are
correct? I get the same thing except in the lower left of the
screen there is an error on something. You may want to check that
out to make sure there is not a problem.
It should work just fine .. it certainly does for me in both
IE and FireFox.
Opening a .SWF directly in the browser is a good idea to
incompatibilities and new IE problems. etc. I don't know why
you would be
having trouble doing that, unless there is some sort of
server-side problem or some other problem on your computer.