Fixed Opening FLAs in Flex 3 for OS X

So we’ve been developing in Flex 3 for the last 3 months now, and I’m wondering why I didn’t switch earlier… Anyway a small annoyance that bothered me for the first couple weeks was the inability to double click any files that needed to be edited outside of Flex. It just throws this weird error:
Unable to open external editor…
(com.adobe.flexbuilder.ui.osx_3.0.194161)
Sort of more about the error here…

With a little research it seems that this is a problem with the System Editor settings with Eclipse itself (which Flex Builder is based, for the noobs like I me).

So taking a bit of a shot in the dark I looked through com.adobe.flexbuilder.ui.osx_3.0.194161, and it didn’t seem to have anything other then commands to open system editable? files. So just deleted the package from the plugins folder (actually i moved it to a plugins-disabled folder in the main Flex directory), and holy crap it worked!

So far I and my co-developer Sean, and our intern Derek haven’t come across any other errors, or changes in performance, just the unfettered ability to double-click FLAs and watch them load in Flash.

Give it a try and lemme know if your results vary. Though I suppose you should be doing so at your own risk…