Hello Community Feedback,
Is there a good reason why it is apparently not possible to view a linked image in browser? An example in the topic below:
Users often link images in this way instead of posting them inline. I can see no way to view it from the forum; I am forced to download and open the file locally. This is a slow and annoying way to work.
I think this is the default behavior for clicking a link to a file, it has to be saved.
I have previously suggested that jpg, png and gif files should not be allowed for attachments, that would solve the problem.
When a user tries to attach one of these file types, a message should appear, telling the user to use the Insert photos button.
Also, the Attach file icon should be moved to the toolbar.
The whole image viewing system has major issues, ideally, it should work like this:
Click the thumbnail to open a modal window with the image.
This modal window should fill the screen if necessary.
Clicking in the modal window should open the full size image in a new tab.
No metadata, including icc profiles should be stripped out.
I encourage users to a) don'tuse e-mail to attach files. And b) do use the forum's rich-text editor tools to insert an image directly into the reply. That way, no file downloading is needed.
This is because your browser options are set to auto-open that file format in external application.
That file does not auto-open in any application, it just downloads. Are you saying you can view the file in that linked topic in your browser without that step?
What setting do I need to look for? I browsed through a bunch of likely places and couldn't see anything that said "Download attachments before opening"?
"This is because your browser options are set to auto-open that file format in external application."
I couldn't find that setting in Chrome.