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Is there any code you can put into your site to disable the IE 6 image toolbar popup (the little 4 icon toolbar which pops up on top of the image and allows users to save, print, or email the picture or open the mypictures folder), since this popup toolbar would seem to promote image theft as well as detracting from the aesthetics of the page (since it appears over the image)?
(the image toolbar only appears for images larger than 200x200 pixels, but there must be an easier way than slicing...)
08-30-2001, 04:55 PM
You can turn it off in the options. It is under Tools|Options - Advanced Tab, Multimedia section.
The option is called: Enable Image Toolbar (requires restart)
Although it seems like a silly requirement to turn off an option such as this, a restart was definitely required. I turned it off and the little toolbar continued to show up. So I rebooted and it doesn't pop up anymore.
It might just mean to close down all the browser windows and restart the app, I didn't try that, but rebooting does the trick for sure. :)
08-30-2001, 05:09 PM
I don't have IE6 installed anywhere yet but I think you can disable it in html by adding the GALLERYIMG="no" attribute to an IMG tag:
<IMG GALLERYIMG="no" SRC="dontstealme.jpg">
Check http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/properties/galleryimg.asp for more info.
08-30-2001, 05:16 PM
Doh, I read it wrong, you want to disable it from the page side, not the browser side, sorry. :)
Good Find :)
I just tried it with one of my pages and when I mouse over the image in IE 6 no toolbar pops up.
Good Deal :bounce:
08-30-2001, 08:26 PM
Also, to turn it off for the entire page:
<META HTTP-EQUIV="imagetoolbar" CONTENT="no">
08-30-2001, 11:17 PM
There ya go. Even better, Binky.
Both are good to know - thanks!
09-10-2001, 07:56 PM
Originally posted by Jeff:
this popup toolbar would seem to promote image theft as well as detracting from the aesthetics of the page (since it appears over the image)?
I should point out that it only appears if you hover over an image for a few seconds, so doesn't affect aesthetics that much.
Not to be a stickler or anything, but on my system it pops up between 1 and 1 1/2 seconds after your mouse touches the image. I'm not 100% against it - in fact I was on the other side of the issue when it came to trying to disable the right click menu. But this seems different because instead of a user option, it is very in your face. If there was a 3-5 second delay, it would be much less intrusive. I don't really mind one or two people saving images, but at the same time I don't want to prompt everybody to do it.
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