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how to preview images when adding them as attachment?

Postby mercier on Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:45 am

in gnome, or xfce - when i'm trying to add an image as attachment in thunderbird, or insert it in the message itself, i can only open file browser showing names of the files, without the preview of the images.

is there a way to see thumbs?
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Re: how to preview images when adding them as attachment?

Postby Husse on Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:10 pm

I think this has to be done by an extension but I did not find one.... :shock:
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Re: how to preview images when adding them as attachment?

Postby mercier on Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:45 am

but, isn't it an linux issue - in windows you don't need an extension, actually there are quite a few more options in windows file managers...
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Re: how to preview images when adding them as attachment?

Postby Husse on Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:32 am

You get thumbs in Nautilus, but not in Thunderbird.
If you get thumbs in Win it's something with the Linux version of TB
But I recently found that in my wifes Windows there are no thumbs in TB
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Re: how to preview images when adding them as attachment?

Postby mercier on Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:01 am

yep, seems you are right.


again. ;)
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Re: how to preview images when adding them as attachment?

Postby Husse on Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:44 am

:mrgreen:
Lucky you - you haven't seen when I'm wrong :) :)
Seriously it has happened - but less than 10 times :)
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Re: how to preview images when adding them as attachment?

Postby AlexSlocker on Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:41 am

I had time ago the same question. Because I think it's a serious usability error not be able to preview the images you're about to attach (in any webmail happens as well, in fact, in any 'upload image' in the Internet), or even, you're going to open. I asked some engineers I know about this problem. They told me that was a problem of the GTK libraries, because you can preview images when attaching in KDE (with QT libraries) for example. And that's why also you cannot preview them in XFCE, because it use GTK as well. I think it's a serious issue to deal with. Some programs, like GIMP, for example, add a panel to show you the preview, by I think it's more like a 'trick'. It would be nonsense to be searching and image in GIMP, but not be able to preview it! So the problem is not the Thunderbird version, instead the GTK libraries.
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