If you are nodding yes at this point, and you clicked the OK in the dialog box shown above, your eLearning lesson might have performed as expected in the browser (links may not be working, animation isn't playing, etc). Of course, there's a better than 50-50 chance that the lesson didn't play correctly at all. Maybe your animations and/or FLV's failed to play?
So what's the deal with the message, and how do you get rid of it? Great questions. Read on...
According to Adobe, "The Flash Player was designed to provide security settings that do not require you to explicitly allow or deny access in most situations. Over time, as SWF and FLV content have become more sophisticated, the Flash Player has also become more sophisticated, offering users additional privacy and security protections.
"You might occasionally encounter older SWF or FLV content that was created using older security rules. In these cases, Flash Player asks you to make a decision: You can allow the content to work as its creator intended, using the older security rules; or, you can choose to enforce the newer, stricter rules. The latter choice helps ensure that you only view or play content that meets the most recent standards of security, but it may sometimes prevent older SWF or FLV content from working properly.
"When older content runs in a newer version of the player, and the Flash Player needs you to make a decision about enforcing newer rules or not, you may the dialog box above which asks your permission before allowing the older SWF or FLV content to communicate with other locations on the Internet."
Rest assured that your customers will not see the dialog box above. You'll only see the message while you're developing the Captivate project on your computer (prior to uploading the published SWF to a Web server or LMS).
If you'd like to prevent the dialog from appearing on your computer ever again, follow these steps the next time you see the dialog box.
- Click the Settings button to open the Global Security Settings page in your Web browser (or click here to visit the site now)
- From the Adobe Flash Player Settings Manager, click Always allow
- Click Edit locations and then click Add location
The Trust This Location dialog appears.
- Click the Browse for folder button
- Open the folder containing your Captivate projects