Right click, 'Show PIcture' not working.

I'm using IE 10 in Windows 8 on a Surface Pro. So far everything has been great with IE for once, except one thing.

 

When I right click on images within a webpage, 'Show Picture' is present but greyed out and never usable. This is real inconvenient when I simply want to view an image at it's original size or just want to view it without surrounding web page clutter. Every browser out there has some kind of 'view image' or show image option and a browser should never ever be without it, but it doesn't seem to work for me in IE. For example in Firefox I can right click on any image and click on 'view image' to see only the image. Any suggestions?

Hi,

there are several types of images on the web....

 

some images are not real images and can be used for other purposes (tracking, stealing cookie info)...

 

some images are actually activeX controls... which may be blocked by IE's ActiveX filter.

 

Please provide a link to any website you are having problems with when posting a question for us to investigate...

 

In the mean time you can try

Internet Options>Security tab, click "Reset all zones to default"

 

If there is a blue circle with a line through it in your IE Address bar that means some content on the current page is being blocked by either ActiveX filtering or Tracking Protection... click it to display the options to turn either off.

 

Regards.

Rob^_^ wang'you

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This pertains to jpegs, png, and any other type of image.

 

Here are two very simple examples:

 

1. Gamersyde.com, a popular news site for video games. Visit the link below, which shows images of an upcoming game. View the web page in both Firefox and IE10. Click on one of the images,  it will open in another window. In Firefox you can right click and choose 'view image', and it will display the image at its original resolution and by itself. Right click in IE and you don't have the option. You can see 'show picture', which should have the same functionality, but it isn't available to click on.

http://www.gamersyde.com/gallery_21491_en.html

 

2. Just do a simple google search for Halo 4 or something, anything. Click on 'images' at the top. Click on the first image or any image so it expands. Right click on the expanded image in Firefox and you can choose 'view image'. It will display the image at its original size, and if the image is too big for your screen resolution you can just left click on image and use the +- to view it original size. Again, IE has 'show picture' but it is greyed out and not clickable. Firefox shows the image by itself with 'view image' just as it should, but although IE shows the option it isn't functional. This is really irritating and NO browser should be without this simplest of simple, but yet very useful, functions. And although it's very irritating in Chrome because it always opens the image in a new tab, 'open image in new tab' provides the same function, just more irritating. IE provides nothing. Actually, it's there, but you can't use it!

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Hi,

 

thanks for the links....

 

the 'Show Picture' context menu in IE is for when a picture is being blocked by Tracking Protection.

 

It enables you to view a picture (image tag) on a web page that blocked content by tracking protection and is only available when tracking Protection is turned on....

 

advertisers will sometimes place their images on other websites... (that is the images are hosted on the advertisers web servers).... this allows them to track the number of 'impressions' that their advertisement is getting.

 

Tracking Protection not only protects consumers from unwanted advertising, but also prevents inflated 'impression' counts.

 

for feature requests for IE please post to the IE feedback portal

 

http://connect.microsoft.com/ie

 

these are public support forums... we do not work for nor represent MS>

 

Regards.

Rob^_^ wang'you

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Appreciate all those that like making suggestions on BEHALF of MS....but mostly generic approaches to fixing issues and really doesn't do more than most people have already done before searching MS site.

What I really would like to see happen is MS provide FIXES for such issues, without charging for it.

Plus, what you suggest has nothing to do with the real issue; for example, pictures don't show in an email newsletter and right click will not fix it, nor all the correct settings in security, etc...does nothing!

Would like to see MS get rid of the helpers and let them develop their own blog somewhere else.

COME on MS...step up!

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