Forcing browsers to open email attachments in browser, not download them

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Droooooj, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Droooooj macrumors regular

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    Not sure if this is a Hotmail thing or a browser thing, but if someone attaches a jpeg to an email I recieve in Hotmail, when I click it in Firefox I get a dialogue box asking:

    What should Firefox do with this file? Open With [choose...] or Save file?

    In Safari, it just automatically downloads the picture to the default download location and then auto opens it with Preview.

    This is so annoying! How do I set my browsers to just open jpegs within the browser?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Right click and "View Image in a New Window" (or Tab).
     
  3. Droooooj thread starter macrumors regular

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    The links to the attachments in Hotmail are javascript links, so there is no option to view image in new tab/window.

    :-/

    (Also, this got the same thing happening in Yahoo mail too, btw)
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    oh, that's unfortunate. Forward your hotmail to Gmail then :p
     
  5. Droooooj thread starter macrumors regular

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    ...not viable really......

    Anyone else got a solution?
     
  6. Benito macrumors 6502

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    Have you considered using Mail for your hotmail account? That would bypass Safari's behaviour and you could quick view the attachment.
     
  7. Droooooj thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've got like, a billion different online email accounts, and it's not just me it's other family members on their macs that are getting narked by this, so would prefer to find a way of configuring/hacking the browsers I use regularly (or system prefs if it's that). :)
     
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