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Windows 7: Picture Viewer?

11 Oct 2009   #1
drfsupercenter

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 
Picture Viewer?

Alright, here's my current dilemma.

People send emails to my Yahoo! Mail account that have pictures attached. Not a problem, right? But I use Firefox, and for some reason Yahoo Mail is different from most sites, and makes Firefox show the "Open or save" window.

I could just save them and open, but that's tedious and I want to be able to open them right off the mail.

However, I'm aware that Windows Photo Viewer, like in XP, is not a single EXE file that you can run.
But I want to have my pictures just open in Windows Photo Viewer straight off Firefox.

is that possible? Is there a way to make a shortcut using rundll32, or something?
Or would Vista's Photo Viewer EXE work on Windows 7 (like Paint and Wordpad do?)

I guess I just don't want to have to resort to something like Ifranview just to open pictures that people email me.


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11 Oct 2009   #2
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Here's an idea, not sure if it will help, but just may be. Create a folder in the "Picture Folder" in my library, then right click on the photos in your email account and save them to that folder; that way you can view them in whatever photo viewer suits your fancy. This is probably not what you want, albeit I tried the ones I have and couldn't get them to do what you are looking for.
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11 Oct 2009   #3
drfsupercenter

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

That's exactly what I didn't want to do - save and reopen.

I tried WindowsPhotoGallery.exe from Vista... gives some stupid error about d3d9.dll being invalid. (Could be because that was 32-bit Vista)
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