Monday, June 28, 2010

Installing new Flash Player in Chrome

The illustrious Kevin Suttle turned me on to a fix for an issue I've been having with Flash Player and Google's Chrome browser, which is my favorite browser by far.

My flash player debugger had simply stopped working in Chrome without warning. It turns out that Flash Player comes bundled as a plugin with Chrome now and you have to visit chrome://plugins to disable it. The only way to install a new Flash Player version for Chrome is to disable the old one, shut down chrome, run the Flash Player installer, and then restart Chrome.

When you're done, check out this Flash Player version test page from Adobe to make sure everything worked.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Making a site specific browser for Campfire using Fluid

I tried making a site specific browser for Campfire today using Fluid. It was a bit painful at first, until I got a little help from my friends out on the internet.

Step 1: Make the new fluid isntance. Grab the high-res image for Campfire from 37Signals here.

Step 2: Add ** to your list of allowed URLs for browsing (thanks Steve Sanderson)

Step 3: Add scripts to to do things like growl notifications when someone says your name.

Step 4: FUN