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Technical help please: 10/3/2020 06:59:31

Legolas 
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Today I started getting a really annoying problem. Whenever I try to click an image link in warzone chat it opens up a new tab for a split second, then it's closed!? I also get an indication that I downloaded an image at the bottom of my browser. I share my computer for other people, and I suspect they've messed with some settings. Any suggestions to where I could start to solve this annoying problem?



Extra info: I use chrome as my browser

Edited 10/3/2020 07:01:20
Technical help please: 10/3/2020 07:00:43


Kenghis Ghan 
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Have you tried turning your computer off and on again?

Edited 10/3/2020 07:00:55
Technical help please: 10/3/2020 07:01:27

Legolas 
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Yes ):
Technical help please: 10/3/2020 07:03:22


Kratt 
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Not just you, same problem here.
Was all fine yesterday.

Fizzer, what happened?
Technical help please: 10/3/2020 07:07:12


Kenghis Ghan 
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Nothing happened. The link simply downloads the image.

Edited 10/3/2020 07:07:40
Technical help please: 10/3/2020 07:18:18

Legolas 
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It's not only this link tho. I've never seen this before today and it happened with pretty much all links ):
Technical help please: 10/3/2020 07:45:30

Max Scherzer 
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Fizzer strikes yet again.
Technical help please: 10/3/2020 07:49:55


Leia - Coinwheel Princess
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isn't it a chrome update? have you checked your general default settings? maybe it says"download" instead of "open"?

or right-click on the link to see what the default setting is what chrome does with the link?
Technical help please: 10/14/2020 02:26:32


OvertForeigner
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Try to right-click and open in a new tab
Technical help please: 10/14/2020 02:35:48


byshep
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Edit 3: It looks like the behavior of the memezila link (https://memezila.com/wp-content/Elon-Musk-naming-his-child-meme-3297.png) is not related to Warzone. You can confirm this by opening a fresh browser (e.g., a Chrome Guest session) and just going to the URL (https://memezila.com/wp-content/Elon-Musk-naming-his-child-meme-3297.png). It will behave like the Warzone-hosted image in the MCVE.

My theory is that the issue OP reported is actually not Warzone-related but Memezila having the same config thing going on as Warzone (see Edit 2).




Edit 2: After some sleuthing (checking the response headers & responses for the MCVE) and looking into what might be going on, it seems like this could be a config thing on Fizzer's end. Images on Warzone get opened as octet-streams (https://kb.iu.edu/d/agtj) while images on Imgur are recognized as images by the browser. You can use htaccess, Content-Disposition, and ForceType to force downloads of files rather than displaying them in browser. Maybe that's what's going on? (example: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14388994/forcing-a-download-using-filesmatch-in-htaccess)

Alternatively, it's still possible that there's some regression in Chrome/Firefox/etc.'s ability to parse files as images and hence, not recognizing the images on Warzone, they end up downloading the files rather than displaying in browser.




Edit 1: I get the same behavior on Firefox 81 as well. Seems like maybe a bug in Warzone, rather than a browser thing. Right clicking and selecting "Open in New Tab" (Chrome) or "View Image" (Firefox) does not seem to fix the issue.




Here's a minimum, complete, verifiable example (MCVE) of the broad issue OP is describing: Warzone-hosted images now get downloaded rather than simply displayed in browser, on Chrome.

1. Open a recent version of Chrome (I'm on 85)

2. Go to a Warzone-hosted image: e.g., https://warzonecdn.com/s3/Data/Players/90/905179/p_1_8.jpg

3. Go to a non-Warzone-hosted image: e.g., https://i.imgur.com/nyQqPKR.png

Expected/Desired Behavior: Both the Warzone- and non-Warzone-hosted images should open as images in Chrome rather than downloading locally.

Actual Behavior: The non-Warzone-hosted image behaves as expected but the Warzone-hosted image now seems to download rather than open.

This makes me think something might be going on with Warzone- either some change to Warzone or a Chrome update that results in this new unexpected behavior for Warzone. No clue exactly what's going on, or whether this is fixable on the user end.

Edited 10/14/2020 03:12:51
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