Turning off local security in Chrome.

Whenever you’re working with HTML5 Canvas, there’s a really annoying security issue anytime you try and read the pixels of your canvas (for example: hit detection). Basically, it will error out, and force you to test on a web server, which is a pain. This affects all major browsers except Safari.

Grant Skinner posted a great fix for OSX:
http://gskinner.com/blog/archives/2012/03/disable-local-security-errors-in-chrome.html

Of course, since Windows 7 is a far superior OS, we can make it work much easier:

  • Find your shortcut to Chrome and open Properties
  • At the end of target path, add –disable-web-security

That is all. Now you always can test your pages locally, without any stupid web server. Thanks Grant!

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