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    Zoom on Image (Prior/Unknown)

    Some time back, I was able to right-click on an image and see an option to 'Zoom' in IE. I am currently using Version: 6.0.2800.1106IS and it doesn't have it.

    I believe it might been about ver 5 (5.5?) but although I have a copy I am scared to install it and lose all my Microsoft patches to IE.

    Does anyone remember it or is anyone currently using a version that has it?

    Thanks, Leigh

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    Re: Zoom on Image (Prior/Unknown)

    I believe Zoom was an IE5.5 Web Accessory. This computer (not mine) is having DNS problems, but look for that on Google.

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    Re: Zoom on Image (Prior/Unknown)

    Should still work in IE6.
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    Re: Zoom on Image (Prior/Unknown)

    And it does!
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    Re: Zoom on Image (Prior/Unknown)

    I am running XP Pro Sp1, IE and I do not have the section between "Add to Favorires" and "Properties" as shown in your attachment.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Zoom on Image (Prior/Unknown)

    Dave you need the Web Accessories add-on to get those items. MS swears up and down they're only for IE 5 and not for IE 6, but R2 and other have reported success with them in IE 6. See Web Accessories for Internet Explorer 5 to download.

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    Re: Zoom on Image (Prior/Unknown)

    Jefferson ,
    Down loaded and the Zoom in and out was added, and they work.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Zoom on Image (Prior/Unknown)

    Leigh--

    Two options I know to zoom. The easiest in IE5X or IE6X including the version you have is to go to Tools>Internet Options>Accessiblity Button Lower Right>Put A Check in "Ignore font sizes on specified web pages." That allows me to scroll any text with the mouse scroll key + Ctrl key held (I use this all the time) or zoom in on R2's little Foxie--or if you want more zoom ability you can of course use the press the Alt + Print Screen Key, and use Paint and the Picture and Fax Viewer depending on your OS or any photo viewer including Paint>View>Zoom.

    I suspect you'll say "yeah" but I want my old zoom web accessory. You can download the Web Accessories and unless R2 corrects me--I've done it--they work in IE6 SP1--but I haven't tried the zoom. Guess I know what I'll be doing the next few minutes. The link to web accessories is easy to find--just google, download it and try it.

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    Re: Zoom on Image (Prior/Unknown)

    The Web Accessories is what you had back in IE5, and do seem to work OK with IE6 too.

    Another option, for a zoom function (and many others) is to use <!post=Bookmarklets,268133>Bookmarklets<!/post>. I discovered this alternative after I went to IE6, and accepted the MS story re the Web Accessories. If you check the links in the above post you will find several options to pick from. The main difference is that the bookmarklets that I've used zoom the whole page, rather than a single image, and do it reliablly. I recall that with the Web Accessories some zoomed images became distorted when you zoomed back out.

    If you want to try it out, the code for the zoom bookmarklets I use is below. To create them, copy an existing IE shortcut and rename it "Zoom In". Then right-click the "Zoom In" shortcut and open the properties dialog. Copy the "Zoom In" javascript below and paste it into the "URL:" field. Repeat to create "Zoom Out".

    Zoom In
    java script:if(!document.z){void(document.z=1);}void(do cument.z*=2);void(document.body.style.zoom=documen t.z);void(document.body.parentNode.style.zoom=docu ment.z);

    Zoom Out
    java script:if(!document.z){void(document.z=1);}void(do cument.z*=0.5);void(document.body.style.zoom=docum ent.z);void(document.body.parentNode.style.zoom=do cument.z);

    To zoom in or out select the corresponding Bookmarklet you just created, as needed.
    <font face="Comic Sans MS" color="blue">TimOz</font>
    <img src=/S/flags/Finland.gif border=0 alt=Finland width=30 height=18> <img src=/S/flags/Australia.gif border=0 alt=Australia width=30 height=18>

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    Re: Zoom on Image (Prior/Unknown)

    For what it is worth, the IE 5.5 Web Accessories GENERALLY work in IE6 -- but not always. This is because they are "unsupported". Microsoft has subsequently issued Security Updates that disable some of the Accessories, and MS has not bothered to FIX the problems...

    Well, we have. If you ever need the fixes, let me know.

    One perfect example is the Image List. Give it a try. Mine works fine -- but I'll bet any amount of money that yours does not! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Zoom on Image (Prior/Unknown)

    Never thought about that. Something you have to watch for when there is a "retro" feature you want to apply--that security hot fixes for a newer version would interfere. One more thing to watch out for.

    Thanks,

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