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Open vs. Saving Pics


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#1 Queen-Evie

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:08 AM

Yesterday my husband received the custom built not a dell dude system I ordered from him
The OS is Windows 7. Both of us are now entering the Learning Curve zone.

My first question about Windows 7:

He checks his Yahoo mail. One message has an attachment with a photo.
With XP, one is given a choice to OPEN the photo to look at it OR to save it. I no nothing about the workings of Windows 7, but I did try a few things and got nothing but the option to save.

Right now, he is a bit hot under the collar because in Windows 7, the only option is to SAVE the photo somewhere, then open it and look at it. The attachment thumbnail picture is small, and he wants to see it larger so he can look closely at a few details BEFORE he decides whether to save the picture or not.

With XP, click on the photo, get a choice OPEN or SAVE.
So how does one OPEN the picture without having to save it first in Windows 7?

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 11:09 AM

This probably has more to do with the browser you are using than the operating system, although I can't say for sure because I can't see it myself.

If you're using Firefox, try Internet Explorer. Or vice-versa: if you're using IE, try Firefox.

I don't think it is Windows 7 that is doing this. Could be wrong....but the browser would be the first thing to check. :huh:
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 12:21 PM

Right click on the image, then click on 'open link in new tab' to view it in a larger size.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:10 PM

Which means he is using Yahoo! Classic. Click on Try New Yahoo Mail!
In the new Yahoo! Mail, thumbnail is bigger and you can click on View Image to see full side picture. Here is a screenshot from my Yahoo!:
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:44 PM

Thanks for the replies.

Using IE, there is no View the file.
Using Google Chrome, there is.

I did try open link in a new tab using IE. All that did was open up a new window which was the same page he was looking at.

I don't know if he is using Yahoo classic or the new Yahoo Mail.
But I will ask him and if it's classic, I'll suggest he make the switch.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 10:45 AM

Issue solved. This morning, using IE, the Open option has suddenly appeared.
Oh the joys of learning a new OS.




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