In Flex Builder 2.0, when you click Debug or Run, Flex Builder launches the Flash Player. But which Flash Player?
By default, it launches your system’s default web browser. However, you can change that if you need to.
If you go to Window > Preferences, General, Web Browser, you will see a preference for which browser to use. This preference controls which browser to use for everything in Eclipse, not just which browser to use for Flex Builder’s debugging. For example, it controls which browser will be used if you double click on a .html file in the Navigator view.
Doing that is easy, although not obvious: Go to the Run > Debug… dialog, and
change the launch URL so that it ends with
.swf instead of
example, if the URL is
C:\MyProject\MyProject-debug.html, change it to
Note that this only works for local URLs. HTTP and HTTPS URLs always cause a web browser to run, never the standalone Flash player.
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