Here's how to restore the View Image entry in Firefox right click menu for images.
In Firefox 88, Mozilla has silently removed a number of context menu entries. Speaking of the View Image option, it has been replaced with an "open image in a new tab" entry. The team behind the browser assumes that most users will be happy with the new item that opens the image you right-click on in a new tab. However, some users prefer the old behavior of the browser with the ability to open images in the current tab.
Mozilla has changed the context menu for images for users' convenience. Earlier, opening an image would replace the contents of the currently open tab. If it contained some important data in a form, or some text you were typing for long, one accidental click could lead to data loss. The new context menu solves this issue. Images will open in a new tab, and will not interfere with the website you are browsing at the moment.
Anyway, there are always users for whom such changes break their workflow. Luckily, Firefox supports extensions, so in many cases it is possible to re-create or replicate the removed functionality. This is also in case of the View Image context menu item.
There is an extension for Firefox simply called "View Image Context Menu Item". It does exactly what follows from its name. Using it, you can get the removed entry back in Firefox 88.
This post will show you how to add the View Image entry to the Firefox context menu.
How to Restore View Image Entry in Firefox Right Click Menu
- Open Mozilla Firefox.
- Visit the following page: View Image Context Menu Item extension.
- Click on the Add to Firefox button to install the extension.
- Click the Add button to confirm the extension installation.
- The View Image Context Menu Item is now installed.
You are done. This will instantly restore the View Image command in the Firefox image right-click menu. The only difference is the place of the command in the menu. The native entry was the first command in the image menu, while the one added by the extension appears at the bottom of the image context menu.
That's a shame that Mozilla didn't provide a single option to restore the command without using third-party tools. There could be at least an option in the about:config menu.
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