Adobe Air Web Browser

screenshot of Air BrowserI’ve been playing with Flex and Adobe Air for a while now, and I’ve wanted to test the abilities of the Air HTML component for future projects. So I built my own mini Air Web Browser.

During the Air beta the mx:HTML component didn’t do javascript very well, and it didn’t do flash at all, from what I could remember. I created a simple little browser with Adobe Flex Builder 3 and the latest Adobe Air SDK. It runs embedded Flash/swf great, and does well with javascript. I tested the javascript abilities with prototype and some custom functions. You’re more than welcome to play with it and make changes.




  • Jonny

    is there a way altar the opacity of the entire browser, and its contents? If you can add this feature, I would be so very greatful :)

  • I personally use PowerMenu for making my windows transparent or always on top, if the application does not have a native solution for it.

  • kanu kukreja
  • Yes. I need to find time to restore my lost images.

  • Chris

    Does not handle SSL cert errors :(

  • Ken

    Hi, Great app – is it possible to change the default page? Thanks!

  • Not without altering the source.

  • Indian Music

    Does it allow DOM access and manipulation?

  • rehan

    great app
    How can i open a new link(which present on the opened page in a browser) in a tab?

  • No. This was a simple concept test.

  • Luke fernandez

    Have you had any success getting audio files (like wav or mp3) that are referred to via an embed tag to run in the browser? I can get YouTube pages to render and play fine but I’m stumped how to get audio files to run. Any tips?

  • I don’t think the HTML5 audio tag will work, but you should be able to use some flash-based audio player in your html. You could also script something with AS3 Sound and SoundChannel to load and play the audio.

  • logiciel turf

    Thanks for the code, I’m trying to explore the power of html control on flex 3 api and this sample will help me a lot.

  • Pawan

    Is there a way we can open a new window by clicking a link on a web-page. Something to the order of ?

  • No. You would have to program that part yourself.