6 years, 4 months ago.

Forum file attachment broken

The "Insert images or files" doesn't work for me. Can you (mbed web team) please fix it? In the meantime, is there a workaround? I'm using Google Chrome browser Version 61.0.3163.100 (Official Build) (64-bit) on Windows 7.

When I click the "Insert images or files" on question/discussion composition here in the forum, it brings up a "File browser" in a new browser window. There is only one button labelled "Choose File". Below that there is a single column, two-row table. The top cell says, "No Items Found."; the bottom cell says, "No Items.".

Clicking the "Choose File" button brings up an OS file chooser window, which allows me to select a single file (not multiple files), and click "Open". Then the filename then appears next to the "Choose File" button, but the contents of the table don't change. The only way to dismiss the window is to close it. When I do that, there is no change to my post draft; the file has not been attached.

I'd love to attach screenshots to illustrate, but...

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6 years, 4 months ago.

The current file browser uses flash, which has been disabled by default on most modern browsers. Work has been done to replace the filebrowser with a non-flash version.

The current work around is to enable flash, on chrome this can be done by going to chrome://settings/content/flash in chrome and adding os.mbed.com to the allowed sites.

Alternatively, when the pop up comes up, you can press the button with lock and "Secure" on it in the upper left hand corner and check to allow flash.

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