Right clicking Flash movie, menu

tech4all

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You know when you right/control click a Flash movie on a website and you get a menu? Why is that some have a lot of options in the menu, like: Play, Pause, Quality, Zoom, etc. and some only have: Settings, Debugger, and About Flash Player?

Thanks.
 

Cybernanga

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When you make a flash movie, you can disable some of the menu settings. It makes the final *.swf file slightly smaller if you leave out unwanted/unnecessary options.
 
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angelneo

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I am not too sure if it can help you to save file size but the main reason most people disabled the menu is to prevent users from deviating from the normal mode.

you can disable right click menu by adding just this line of actionscript in the first frame:
Stage.showMenu = false;

Or you can even customised your right click menu, I will not go into detail about this but here's a few links in case you need to do so.
http://www.flashadvisor.com/tutorial/ActionScript/Customized_Right_Click_Menu_in_Flash-20.html
http://www.tutorialoutpost.com/count/2020
 
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Mike Teezie

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angelneo said:
I am not too sure if it can help you to save file size but the main reason most people disabled the menu is to prevent users from deviating from the normal mode.

you can disable right click menu by adding just this line of actionscript in the first frame:
Stage.showMenu = false;

Or you can even customised your right click menu, I will not go into detail about this but here's a few links in case you need to do so.
http://www.flashadvisor.com/tutorial/ActionScript/Customized_Right_Click_Menu_in_Flash-20.html
http://www.tutorialoutpost.com/count/2020
That's excellent to know, thanks mate!

I don't use Flash really, but I think we are abot to start a project here using a ton of Flash. This will definitely come in handy.
 
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