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I start a new thread to not "fringe" the original one, where I asked this question off-topic. In this answer pincpanther included a snippet which I'm not able to open, like many others (even my own). To be clear, not open means, it appears as an image on my BD.

Im working on a PC with Windows 10, using Firefox and LabVIEW2019 32bit.

As Yamaeda already suggested, my normal way of opening a snippet is to drag it from the browser to the desktop to make it a local png- file, then dragging it into the block diagram window of a newly created VI. The way over the context- menu (save image as...) doesn't work either. On the other hand e.g. this snippet works for me.

What could be the difference and do you experience the same problems?

 

 

Greets, Dave
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Don't right click the image in the thread and save to desktop.  First click on the image, and within the preview window, click the download image button. 

aputman
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The snippet that works for you was probably put into that thread at the time the original topic was created. Somewhere in between then and now NI upgraded the forum software and suddenly pictures got "sanitized" on upload to probably remove potentially malicious payloads. Since the VI resource is embedded in the PNG image under a custom resource ID, the sanitizer seems to consider it a potential thread and simply removes it.   Apparently there is no way to configure this sanitization in the current forum software platform so NI wasn't able to fix this issue so far. Supposedly they are looking with Lithium for a solution, but those web designer folks tend to care more about fancy shining buttons and state of the art but unusable layouts than functional aspects of a web platform.

There used to be a pinned message in this forum that asked users to append snippets instead of embedding them in the post but that apparently has been removed recently.

Rolf Kalbermatter
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>> Don't right click the image in the thread and save to desktop. First click on the image, and within the preview window, click the download image button.

OK, this worked for me.

And Rolf, you must be right, because this fancy "view image" - window makes it more complicated, shows the originally sharp image blurred and doesn't show the "download"- button until you click it. Smiley Indifferent

Download.png

Greets, Dave
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If you press inspect element you'll see the image URL is something like this:

src="/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/251393i84AB8158CD9D8F6C/image-size/large?v=1.0&px=999"

 

If you copy the image part:

/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/251393i84AB8158CD9D8F6C

 

And paste it into a browser you get the original image.

 

What happened to the sticky post about this?

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@daveTW wrote:

>> Don't right click the image in the thread and save to desktop. First click on the image, and within the preview window, click the download image button.

OK, this worked for me.

And Rolf, you must be right, because this fancy "view image" - window makes it more complicated, shows the originally sharp image blurred and doesn't show the "download"- button until you click it. Smiley Indifferent


I get the same missing button images, both in Firefox and Chrome but I'm used to it now and I know which one is Download.

aputman
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@aputman wrote:

I get the same missing button images, both in Firefox and Chrome but I'm used to it now and I know which one is Download.


The admins are aware of this issue: Blank image download buttons, etc.


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