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Disable Local Security Errors in Chrome

Posted on March 4, 2012 by Grant Skinner

I’m blogging this mainly for my own benefit, so I can look it up easily whenever I need to:

If you’d like to disable security errors generated from accessing local content in Chrome (ex. reading pixels from a local image), just launch it with the “–disable-web-security” param. So on OSX, you’d type this into Terminal:

open /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app –args -disable-web-security

It lasts until you close Chrome. Handy for testing EaselJS content on your local file system.

Update: I’ve posted a .command file that you can double click in the Finder to run this more easily here.

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6 Comments

Grant, easel is soooooooo awesome!!! thanks for that! cheers;)

Posted by: km on Mar 5, 2012 2:46pm

Useful add-on for Firefox that does a similar thing:

http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/forcecors/

Posted by: nick on Mar 8, 2012 9:58am

Thanks! I needed this yet had no idea that it even existed.

Posted by: todd on Mar 19, 2012 9:42pm

Thanks for this Grant.

First off, I love your work with CreateJs.com - awesome stuff, real life saving stuff!

Mine I had to enter like this:

open -a /Users/mccabew/Applications/Google\ Chrome.app --args -disable-web-security

(it needed the .app after application and double - before args)

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