Today I went to go set up the FlashTracer extension for firefox. Normally I don’t use firefox, i was just going to use it for that specific plugin so I could view the trace stements while my swf was in the browser. I couldn’t actually get it to work, so I started looking around and found this post which had pretty much all the info I needed. There’s a lot of info on that page, but it turns out it’s a pretty easy task:
- Get the debug player if you don’t have it already.
- run this command in the terminal, just be sure to replace ‘username’ with your actual username :
tail -f /Users/username/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash\ Player/Logs/flashlog.txt
There was some info in the other post about creating and editing a file named ‘mm.cfg’, but I already had that installed (maybe because I already had and ran the debug player?) so I didn’t need to do anything with that.
I saved the command from Terminal as a file so I can just double-click on it and run that command:
To make it a little easier to view the output, I went and grabbed a small app named Afloat, which allows you to specify that a window should always remain on top. This way i don’t have to constantly switch between the browser and the terminal window.
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