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Change IE's JPEG picture handling preferences Apps
In the previous versions of Internet Explorer, when there was a JPEG on a web page that I wanted to click to either enlarge its view or to see the exact address of the image, I would be able to do it by clicking or option-clicking the JPEG. Most recently, in version 5.2 , I've noticed that I couldn't do it anymore. I tried everything from option-clicking to anything else I thought possible.

Well, I found out the problem: Explorer 5.2 has set JPEG picture viewing to work through Preview so that every time a user attempts to view a JPEG in the browser, instead it downloads the image then opens it with Preview. I found this to be very annoying.

So, I went into preferences , clicked on Receiving Files - File Helpers, then I scrolled down to the four JPEG Picture options. I clicked change on each one and then clicked Browse. I then selected the Internet Explorer 5.2 Application (which I had in my applications folder) and Abracadabra! My images opened up from then on in Internet Explorer and I could once again see the link to a picture by option-clicking it. Just in case, I also changed Handling to View w/ Browser as well as Destination Folder to Temporary Items Folder to insure that I woudn't have the image downloaded onto my computer.

I hope this will help anyone else out there that might be frustrated by this slight change.

[Editor's note: Although my copy of IE does have the JPEG settings set to "Preview," I wasn't able to make IE open Preview for any image, despite trying a variety of keyboard combos when I clicked the image. Still, this may be helpful to someone if your IE seems to be misbehaving with JPEG images...]
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Another way
Authored by: scroy on Aug 21, '02 09:52:44AM

Another way to capture the images is to drag the image to the dock. A link is created to the image itself. Then click on the link and voila, an IE window opens up containing just the image. You can then save it.

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Authored by: cedmond on Aug 21, '02 04:46:07PM

I seems for as long as I can remember IE has always used the option-click combination to download the item you click on. (I could be wrong, I was a NN user for a long time.)

To see the options that you speak of, including "Open Image in New Window", use the control-click combination.

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try ctrl-clicking
Authored by: ginsberg on Aug 23, '02 02:47:49AM

This works on my iBook using 10.1.5 and IE 5.2.1...ctrl-click and then select "open image in new window". I know it's an extra step, but it's a relatively easy step.

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