"Save Image As..." doesn't 'save' but 'redownloads

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Post Posted December 11th, 2006, 2:57 pm

When using 'Save Image As..." in Firefox (v1.5.0.8) it will redownload the image. Why?
Is there a way to just save the image (i.e. make a copy from the one in cache) ? That would be much more logical as it says "Save" and not "Redownload Image As..."

I already checked in the Download tab of the Options panel, but couldn't find a button to have Firefox really save instead of redownload.
If there is no button for this, does anyone know a hack for this?

I need this, because I need to download several images of a website which has lots of bandwith problems. Three out of four times an image doesn't get through properly, and therefore gets saved as a 1kb corrupt file. When I have the image onscreen it was downloaded with succes. Why does Firefox need to download it again (with a high change it fails downloading properly) ??? I just want the picture I have on screen to be saved, that's all.

Anyone any suggestions?
Thank you very much in advance for your help!

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Post Posted December 11th, 2006, 7:11 pm

The Flashgot extension may help with multiple download of images:


Post Posted December 11th, 2006, 7:15 pm

The Save image in folder extension has a new feature under advanced that lets you save an image from the cache.


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Post Posted December 11th, 2006, 7:22 pm

You can try to clear the cache at some intervals to make sure that there is enough room.
Clear the cache:
Tools > Options > Advanced > Network > Cache: "Clear Cache Now"

Unfortunately Firefox doesn't have a way to clear the memory cache with a menuitem.
I use the prefbar extension to do that: PrefBar -

Some info about prefs that control the cache: ... _frequency

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