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8.1 is a little mysterious to Me

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#1 Jove


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 08:32 AM

I have 8.1 I just happen open a Gif, and noticed it open by Internet Explorer


I'm not exactly a PC whiz but it would seem to me the internet address that it is displaying is my computer.


What's that all about because if it is what I think it is ?????


Then, . .  I need to say, . . .  personal computer security is a subject I may get interested in discussing. 


Like the first thing I would have to say is ;


ARE YOU KIDDING ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!




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#2 Ezzah


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 09:02 AM

What the hell are you talking about, opening gifs in IE is pretty normal, it works in Windows 7 too. How is this a security problem? Just because your IE can access local files, doesn't mean another website can like the same way... Chrome and FF can do this too, such as downloading PDFs and then opening them through their pdf viewer. 

Edited by Ezzah, 14 November 2014 - 09:08 AM.


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 09:53 AM

Gif is often an animated image format, microsoft office picture manager or windows photo viewer are incapable of showing animated content but any browser can show it playing. using right click-->open with you can open gif images in normal photo viweing programs, but they will not be animated. When opening a file on your hard drive (a pdf or an image) via a browser (chrome, ff or ie) it is perfectly normal for the file path to be displayed in the adress bar.
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