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Images downloaded?

Greybird

Images downloaded?
« on: October 14, 2018, 12:47:37 PM »
I have been going through all the things stored on my computer and deleting things I no longer want because it has been grindingly slow lately. I found that every time I have looked at images in posts on here, a copy has downloaded into my computer. Should it do that? How can I avoid it in future?

Greybird

Re: Images downloaded?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 09:38:29 AM »
Sorry - I think I might have put this in the wrong place - should have been in Report an Issue?

Francesca

Re: Images downloaded?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 10:45:35 AM »
I's fine here for now, though usually we ask people to post in the Report an issue area.

This shouldn't happen, but it's possibly an internal setting. How are you viewing images that are attachments? Presumably by clicking on the image below the post and allowing it to expand? When is it downloading and where to?

Are you sure the images you've found are not merely being stored in a cached temporary folder on your computer? (Many browsers will cache images you regularly see so they can be served quicker on the next pageload).
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Greybird

Re: Images downloaded?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 11:38:37 AM »
Yes, I  think it's when its just a little picture and I click on the letters and numbers under it. I found them all under documents/downloads on my computer. They weren't in a folder I don't think.

Francesca

Re: Images downloaded?
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 11:44:57 AM »
Clicking on the text link will download the image. But clicking on the image itself will simply expand it for a better view.
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Greybird

Re: Images downloaded?
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 11:48:35 AM »
Ah! Thank you - that answers it beautifully. My computer is never very quick so if nothing happens quickly enough clicking on one place, my limited patience has me clicking somewhere else. Another lesson learned!

Francesca

Re: Images downloaded?
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2018, 11:49:10 AM »
Yes it is a bit slow to show. I'd like to rework the image attachment section at some point and make it look a bit better.
Stash Busting 2019
Goal: 100 metres
So far: 4.4m metres

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Francesca

Re: Images downloaded?
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2018, 11:56:14 AM »
ETA: I've cleaned up the details that go along with an image to make it a bit more obvious that one is for download.

I've wanted to make this area look a little nicer for a while, so I may take it in bits and pieces and just make it work a bit nicer all round.
Stash Busting 2019
Goal: 100 metres
So far: 4.4m metres

My Blog - Plus Girl Sews // Follow me on Instagram :)