how to disable image preview

As I'm creating a page with a couple images I found that some small images with actual pixel size on the page still can be clicked to be viewed in an image preview where they show in exactly the same size!

Which is super pointless... If you actually make the image bigger on the page it will end up smaller in the preview!!! So of course: Those ones don't need to be clickable!! How to turn that off?

here in the comments Magali Sourbes asks:

  • "Is there a way to turn off the "preview" feature ..." (also asking to download... wth.. however)

But the reply was:

  • "Hi Magali,

    Not that I'm aware of (at least without breaking other stuff). You could try asking in answers."

So here I am! haven't found anything solid yet. But I actually have a workaround! It's a bit hacky but at least it works: use HTML macro to show the image! on you page you want to edit:

  1. hit e for edit mode
  2. add the image like always (type ! and select it ...)
  3. right click the image and somehow get the code
    1. View Selection Source is quite nice. If you're indenting make sure you copy the <p> tags too
    2. or in Inspect element right click on the <img> or surrounding <p> and hit Copy Outer HTML
  4. get rid of all attributes but src, height, width and thier values. You might wanna keep title too.
    1. doing this might be easier in Notepad++ or similar with XML syntax highlighting...
  5. Copy the html code
  6. Goto the spot where you want to insert the image
  7. Press Ctrl+Shift+A do open macro selection popup
  8. type htm.. and the html macros should show up already
  9. select the html macro via mouse (there is no way of selecting it with keyboard sad)
  10. Press Insert
  11. Paste cleaned up <img> code in there
  12. Save to see the effect (Image Preview popup is always off in Page Preview sad)

So .. I just saw: You might also use the HTML img macro! But still:

Having a checkbox:

[  ] show in Image Preview Popup

would be quite nice! Or even having small images with actual pixel size not popping up in a preview..

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Do you know which has some more ideas?

Additionally, you can do this (not perfect either):

  • Click image
  • Click "Link" in the opening tab
  • Add a "#" at Advanced > Link:

Ah nice! But it needs to be #1 huh? Only "#" will reload the page it seems :/

That's pretty good already! Much much less work that way! Thank you!!!


'#1' is much better than '#'. The reloading was annoying!

I wrote a user macro for this - it just creates an <img> tag based on the name of an attachment you specify.

## Macro Name: simple-image
## Macro Title: Simple Image
## Body processing: No macro body
## Author: Richard Gee
## @param Attachment:title=Attachment|type=string|required=true|desc=Name of attachment to show
#set($attach = $attachmentManager.getAttachmentDownloadPath($content, $paramAttachment))
<img src="$!attach" />

Just attach the image in the normal way, but then delete the standard image control and use the one above to display it instead.

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