Thumbnail image display in Confluence 4

We need our thumbnail popups back!

We have lots of graphs of voltage waveforms from simulations and measurements of our circuits. We often put them into tables to show the effects of changing a couple of parameters.

In Confluence 2, thumbnail images displayed in popup windows. That worked well for us. We could click from one thumbnail to the next and animate the full size image one frame at a time. Or we could leave the full size image up while we compared to another image in the browser.

In Confluence 3, thumbnails got pushed into popover windows. This was awful until we found two workarounds:

  1. disabling "fancybox web resources" - restored popups, but broke another dialog box
  2. disabled "thumbnail image web resources" instead. This restored the Confluence 2 behavior.

In Confluence 4, the evil popover windows are back, and we can't find a way to get back to the popup behavior.

This is a huge issue for us. Can anyone help?

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I don't know if I fully understand you but do you manually create your own thumbnail galleries with tables?
If so, wouldn't you be better off with a macro like the {gallery} macro? That also uses popover windows but at least it would automatically create and position the thumbnails and you could click from one image to the next.

The {gallery} macro fits for a random collection of photos, but not our more structured usage.

We typically have an X-Y array of images, where X might be clock rate and Y might be different circuits. We use column headers and we use a column for row labels and we often have some columns or rows filled with descriptive text. We often have sparse arrays, because not all cases in the X-Y grid need to be done.

We do some table creation manually and some with scripts generating WML and adding it via the command line interface.

I observe that images in a gallery can still be opened in a separate window (with right-click). That right-click option used to be there for non-gallery images, but went away in Confluence 4. Is there a way we can get that back?

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