Electron Error: Not allowed to load local resource

I’ve recently begun playing with Electron (the library that lets you build cross-platform desktop apps with web technologies). And not long into trying to hook up my default HTML page I received this error:

Not allowed to load local resource

I was certain I’d typed the line to load the URL just like the tutorial suggested. I searched around and was having trouble finding out why my app wasn’t working. Finally, in a reply buried in the comments was the answer. I was using single quotes and what I needed was the back tick for my value passed.

I had this


But needed this


It’s an incredibly easy thing to not notice, but because I was dynamically swapping out the ${__dirname} variable, I had to use the back ticks (`) and not the single quote (‘).

Hopefully that will help other Electron beginners experiencing the same issue.