I've tried several times to record and watch something I created. Every time I try to watch, I just see my desktop with the three dots in the upper left corner for close window, minimize window, and maximize the window. Nothing I do seems to let me watch my recording. I've tried watching tutorials on lynda.com and even bought a book. I still don't know what I'm doing wrong or if maybe something's wrong with my software.
Could you explain in detail how you tried to watch: are you talking about Preview (F4 or F12), or are you trying to watch after Publishing? In the last case: did you publish to SWF, and tried to start the HTML-file that was created, which will call the JS-file (for interactivity) and start the SWF. Perhaps there are issues with Flash Security in that case.