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Junkieman

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Right, I swear this is only a recent problem I'm having/have noticed, but IE doesn't seem to display .PNGs when I click them(like direct links to png files). It pops up the download box, with open save cancel and more info, only 'open' is grayed out.

 

I noticed before, that quicktime was actually displaying them in IE for me, but I can't save them when it is. Is there either a way to save them when the quicktime browser plugin shows them OR a way to get IE to display them like it does any other image file?

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Ok, I just tried pasting the link of my sig file into the IE bar and it worked, but when I clicked my own link that I'd pasted in IRC it didn't. However, if I copy and paste the link directly into the bar, it does work?! What the hell is going on??

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I have never heard of this problem before but I have a solution:

 

 

 

Dont use IE.

 

 

 

Use Opera. It's faster, it has more features, and its a hell of a lot more secure than IE, Firefox, and many other browsers. And im not lying, really.

 

 

 

Faster: http://www.howtocreate.co.uk/browserSpeed.html - on a windows machine, Opera is faster than everything. On a Linux machine, Konqueror is faster to startup, but Opera does many other things faster, and on a Mac OSX machine, Safari and iCab are faster for various things, but Opera is faster for more.

 

 

 

Has more features: Just downloading and installing it, there are a wealth of features available. Email, IRC, Content Blocking, and some more advanced features, too, like spoofing the HTTP user agent, and reload from cache, but there are many, many more.

 

 

 

More secure:

 

 

 

IE: http://secunia.com/product/11/ - rated highly critical for security vulnerabilities.

 

Firefox: http://secunia.com/product/4227/ - rated less critical, but still has some unpatched.

 

Opera 9: http://secunia.com/product/4932/ ) you can see there are fewer security holes

 

 

 

Opera also has a better rendering engine, as this page will demonstrate, which uses simple HTML resizing on a simple image: http://www.tempusvortex.com/testing/index.htm . In firefox, that image looks like a black background with a few dots, the whole thing making no sense at all. In Opera, the important message is revealed.

 

 

 

Well there you go. I hope I have convinced you enough to get Opera.

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I'll never understand IE and why it has problems with PNG's.

 

I haven't had any problems (like what you've describing) before, and I've done what you have done countless times :-?

 

 

 

while I support st_laflahae's suggestion to just use Opera, I might try and find you a solution, rather than... palm it off.

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I have never heard of this problem before but I have a solution:

 

 

 

Dont use IE.

 

 

 

Use Opera. It's faster, it has more features, and its a hell of a lot more secure than IE, Firefox, and many other browsers. And im not lying, really.

 

 

 

Faster: http://www.howtocreate.co.uk/browserSpeed.html - on a windows machine, Opera is faster than everything. On a Linux machine, Konqueror is faster to startup, but Opera does many other things faster, and on a Mac OSX machine, Safari and iCab are faster for various things, but Opera is faster for more.

 

 

 

Has more features: Just downloading and installing it, there are a wealth of features available. Email, IRC, Content Blocking, and some more advanced features, too, like spoofing the HTTP user agent, and reload from cache, but there are many, many more.

 

 

 

More secure:

 

 

 

IE: http://secunia.com/product/11/ - rated highly critical for security vulnerabilities.

 

Firefox: http://secunia.com/product/4227/ - rated less critical, but still has some unpatched.

 

Opera 9: http://secunia.com/product/4932/ ) you can see there are fewer security holes

 

 

 

Opera also has a better rendering engine, as this page will demonstrate, which uses simple HTML resizing on a simple image: http://www.tempusvortex.com/testing/index.htm . In firefox, that image looks like a black background with a few dots, the whole thing making no sense at all. In Opera, the important message is revealed.

 

 

 

Well there you go. I hope I have convinced you enough to get Opera.

 

 

 

Firefox is better! Get over it...

Merry Crimbo!

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