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Right-Click and Save As Should Download Real File, Not Thumbnail

Right-Click and Save As Should Download Real File, Not Thumbnail

DavidReed
Explorer | Level 4

When viewing a folder of images (let's say 4000x3000 in size) the thumbnails are 178x178.  People have gotten used to right-clicking on web images and choosing "Save As" even if they shouldn't, such as in this case where that will download a 178x178 low-res image and not the real image.  I have (idiot) clients who do this all the time.  Yes, I know I can change the url to dl=1 instead of dl=0, but that also prompts them to "download" it to their Dropbox and the problem persists.  People are idiots.

 

Make your own context-sensitive menu with right-click so that the Save As saves the real image/file and not the thumbnail -- that's what Google Drive does.  I can't imagine any case where anyone would want to save one of the thumbnails.

 

By the way, this isn't isolated to images.  If you right click and choose Save As with a PDF file it saves the stupid thumbnail image and not the pdf file.

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Walter
Dropboxer

The idea here will need some additional support before we can share your suggestion with our team @DavidReed 

 

I'm updating the status to encourage more users to back you up!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
DavidReed
Explorer | Level 4

Don't bother, @Walter .  Already pretty much stopped using Dropbox in favor of One Drive that doesn't have this stupid issue.  Will be canceling my Dropbox account soon I imagine.

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