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"Donjworks" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com...
> 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
> href=" http://www.freewebs.com/donjworks/snipe.swf">http://www.freewebs.com/donjw
> orks/snipe.swf</a> , 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!)
Browsers don't normally open swf files directly, they are supposed to load through an html header. Many people put swfs on their
WebPages without the html even though they shouldn't so you need to set your file associations so that your browser is told to open
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) then
you need to click on the 'change' button and select your browser from the list. Turn on the check mark for "always open with..."
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
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 avoid html
incompatibilities and new IE problems. etc. I don't know why you would be
having trouble doing that, unless there is some sort of intermittent
server-side problem or some other problem on your computer.