A little trick I’ve picked up along the way is to enter Javascript directly into the address bar in order to peek at variables inside a running flash movie.

Well I got bored of always having to specify the name/id of the flash movie and having to re-type variable paths in, so i wrote a bookmarklet that identifies the first flash movie on the page, prompts you to enter the variable name you want to see and also retains your last entry in a cookie.

Just open the link below, copy the Javascript (making sure to remove any linebreaks) and create a link in your browser’s links toolbar. Paste the javascript as the URL (ignoring any warnings) and then click it when viewing a page that contains a flash movie.

View Javascript