Hyperlinks don’t obey you? Control them!

If you've ever created a presentation, I'm sure you've added links to it at least once. And maybe you've even been in a situation where your Flash movie played perfectly, but the hyperlinks didn't work. I know how frustrating it can be, but there is a solution and I am going to share it with you now.First of all, please put your mouse cursor over a hyperlink in a generated Flash file. Did it change to a hand? If yes, this shows that the hyperlink does work after conversion. The problem can occur if your browser has security restrictions which do not allow opening pop-up windows, or the security restrictions of the Flash player plug-in installed on your computer do not allow opening URLs from locally placed Flash files. This can happen only if a generated Flash file is placed locally on your computer. You can be sure that if you publish the generated Flash file on the web, the link will work fine.So, how can you resolve the problem with locally placed SWF files? When you click on a hyperlink in a Flash file located on your local machine, the Flash player does not allow the browser to open the specified URL so that some part of the data located on your computer was not sent to the web. But you can avoid the problem by setting your Flash player to open links from allowed Flash files. To do this, you need to go to the Adobe site. Now, please follow the recommendations shown in the screenshots below.



After clicking on the browse button shown in the second screenshot you must specify the Flash files with the hyperlink located on your computer. But any case, there is no need to worry about opening the links from Flash files published on the web - the restrictions I described relate only to files placed on a local computer.Enjoy your presentation and add as many links to it as you wish! :)
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