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auto load images in new tab/window in firefox

I think this is probably a Firefox issue but I can't find a solution on the internets so am coming here.

When I add an image attachment to a FogBugz case that is wider than the default column width, FogBugz displays it scaled down.  When I click on it, it should open full-size in a new tab.

Instead I get a blank new tab open up, but then a dialog prompting me to open the image in the default viewer, or saving to disk.

If I change Windows file association to launch images in Firefox, it then opens it in a second new tab.  Not ideal because I'd rather open images by default in a graphics program.

I can open gif & jpg images directly in Firefox just fine

in IE the images load in a new IE window as I would expect

i've also tried it in firefox safe-mode with my add-ons disabled and I get the same thing

has anyone else ran into this?  Not a huge deal, but kind of annoying to have several extra clicks and launch another app every time I want to view an full-scale image.

(using winxp pro, firefox, fogbugz 6)
Eric Send private email
Saturday, December 1, 2007
I think this is Firefox deferring to whatever your Windows settings are.  I don't see a way to override those settings from within Firefox.

What happens if you right-click on the screenshot and say "Open link in new tab"?  Does that have the same effect as clicking on the screenshot directly?
Eric Nehrlich Send private email
Monday, December 3, 2007
I installed the MIME Edit Firefox extension

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

and add a MIME Type: image/gif with Extension:gif and set it to Open it with: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

very non-ideal if you ask me but that seemed to do the trick.  Seems such basic file types like images should be handled more easily in a browser....

Also, the key phrase here is Firefox Help Applications, and another useful link:

Eric Send private email
Monday, December 3, 2007
Oops, I also meant to mention that right-clicking and opening in new tab (or window) does the same thing, prompting me to open it in Internet Explorer (which isn't actually my default application for images by the way...).  When I choose OK, it opened in my image editor.
Eric Send private email
Monday, December 3, 2007

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