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Windows 7: Open a .png with Photo Viewer from a web link

1 Week Ago   #1
rhinse

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Open a .png with Photo Viewer from a web link

I have an unusual request. I would like to use Photo Viewer to open a .png file which is
referenced by a link in a web page. This png file resides on my computer and will open
by default with Photo Viewer if clicked on in Explorer. The web page link I have been trying
looks like:


<a href="file:///C:/images/file.png">Image</a>


This will open the file in a separate web page but as a static image with no way to zoom
as in Photo Viewer. I don't want to alter the behavior of Firefox when a png image is presented
in a web page (i.e. use Photo Viewer); that would be disastrous and I'm not sure it can be done
anyway.



How can I make this web link open the image file with Photo Viewer?


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1 Week Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You would have to set it in Firefox
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