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Old 07-27-2008, 08:52 AM
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New format for viewing posted images

In a word, I don't like it. Is that some kind of Flash viewer? I'm not fond of the black background for one. and I can't use my programmed mouse button to close the window. I'm forced to click on that very Windows looking red X in the top corner. When I use the keyboard shortcut (Command+W on the Mac-which I've programmed a button on my mouse to do) to close the view window, it closes the entire tab in my browser and I lose the entire thread.

I'm so used to opening posted images in a new window browser Tab, close that tab and be returned to the thread. Arrrgh.

Any way to turn this new viewer off?
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:54 AM
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Re: New format for viewing posted images

Did you try to click the picture itself?
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:59 AM
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Re: New format for viewing posted images

Yes, Chillin, but it overlays the image over the thread and does not open a new browser Tab. Close the image it closes the Tab.

I always read threads by opening them in a new browser Tab, But can no longer view images in a new Tab.
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:14 AM
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Re: New format for viewing posted images

Yes you can view in a new Tab. Click the image not the X
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:21 AM
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Re: New format for viewing posted images

THANK YOU CHILLIN!! I'll just have to remember to click TWICE. A pain, but a work-around.
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:22 AM
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Re: New format for viewing posted images

It is fascinating how the context of where and how something is used changes its usefulness so much...

I use this same mechanism on my website. I wanted this way and it works very well for what I wanted it.

In here, it is a totally different story: it takes away my ability to easily have two images open at the same time while still being able to read the text.

I do that all the time to compare the original image with the worked on version or two compare two attempts on the same image.

Sure I can still do that, it takes more clicks and on a website, the fewer clicks the better.

Note: if you use FireFox on the windows platform and have a three button mouse, by default the middle button/wheel, will open the image on a separate window.

Just my two cents...
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:49 AM
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Re: New format for viewing posted images

Yes the new image viewer has taken me by surprise also, every time I open an image, after I close it i've exited the site altogether, a real nuisance. I too like to open multiple windows for comparisons. Having multiple monitors makes multiple windows open easy for comparisons. I think tonight I have totally exited the site more than 5 times.
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Old 07-27-2008, 10:42 AM
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Re: New format for viewing posted images

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Yes you can view in a new Tab. Click the image not the X
Thanks for the tip, Chillin!


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Note: if you use FireFox on the windows platform and have a three button mouse, by default the middle button/wheel, will open the image on a separate window.
Thanks, Frank -- I probably never would have noticed that on my own.

I like the "lightbox effect" for viewing images, but it does take getting used to the new way of maneuvering to keep the thread open and keep the image handy. I clicked "Back" the first couple of times and exited the thread I was reading and then decided to click the "X" to close the photo and found that the thread stayed in my window tab.

Cassidy, I hope you figure out a way to stay inside the forum!
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:03 AM
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Re: New format for viewing posted images

Old habits die hard, 8 times out now, once I've successfully closed window and returned to thread and even once I managed to click again and obtain a new window. Old dog, new tricks so hard. Maybe a liver treat might help
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:34 AM
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Liver treat for Cassidy - IF you think you're fast enough!
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