If Flash is preventing you from launching MathCLIPS or external weblinks, try the following steps:

Note, if you can't run Flash, see the Accessing mathies Tools page.

1. Right-click on the CLIPS Flash Container to get an Adobe Flash Player menu or visit https://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager04.html and skip to step 5.

2. Click Settings...

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3. Click the question mark icon. This will launch a web page from Flash.
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4. Click Global Security Settings Panel in the Table of Contents at the left.

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5. Click the Edit locations... drop-down at the right of the Adobe Flash Player Settings Manager.
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6. Click Add location...
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7. Click Browse for folder...
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8. Find and select
  • the drive (e.g., D:\ for Windows, /Volumes/Lacie for Mac), or
  • the folder (e.g., C:\CLIPS for Windows, /Users/Home/CLIPS for Mac), or
  • the webpage (http://mathclips.ca)

    containing CLIPS and click OK.

9. The folder should now appear in the "Always trust files in these locations:" list.
10. Close the active web page from Flash.

11. Click Close on the Adobe Flash Player Settings dialog.

12. Refresh the CLIPS web page to ensure that your settings are applied.

Chrome Users

Chrome bundles a custom embedded version of Flash Player which may not work as described above.

You can replace the embedded version with version supplied by Adobe.

Steps to disable embedded Flash Player in Chrome

Step 1: Open Chrome and in the address bar write: chrome:plugins

Step 2: Click on the plus sign next to the Details label (if not already expanded)


Step 3: Disable the version of Adobe Flash Player that has the file "pepflashplayer.dll" at the end.


Step 4: Enable the other version of the Flash Player. If you don't have the other version, download it from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Step 5: Close and re-open browser. Go back to the link you were trying to use.
Did you know that you can drag an HTML or SWF file directly into a browser window to open it?
See http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/flash-player-google-chrome.html for more details about using Adobe Flash Player with Chrome.