image 'toolbar' in Win XP
I was wondering if you can stop that little 'image toolbar' popping up when you mouseover an image in Win XP.
Either by CSS or the <img> tag?
June 11th, 2003, 06:02 AM
if you want to use the img tag then the short answer is ..NO
The image toolbar is set client side and as such you can't touch it.
What you could do is apply the image as a background to a table cell. this can be done using css or html. Unfortunately this has a knock-on effect for earlier browsers -ie they don't display bg images - so you may need some clever sniffing code to only display the pic as bg if the user has ie6.
Another alternative would be to use flash to pruduce static flash movies for each of the images.
June 15th, 2003, 11:02 PM
I am not 100% sure and this might sound stupid to others, but try coding in PHP and having the image called from an inc.php page. Or call the images from a db. I am using winXP and when I view a page coded in PHP, the image toolbar doesn't pop up.
June 16th, 2003, 10:53 PM
well, the only real way to prevent image theft is to stamp your image with the url of your website; either some where on the image, smack-dab in the middle. images can be accessed through the cache (unless you use the java code to disable it) or stollen by taking a screen shot (Print Screen). you can take a screen of any flash movie.
June 17th, 2003, 10:54 AM
i'm not trying to stop people stealing my images.
it just makes my page look wierd with little toolbars popping up when you go here or there...
June 17th, 2003, 12:15 PM
I wouldn't worry about it. If it bothers anyone looking at your page, they can turn it off in IE. And if it's going to bother them, they probably already have...
June 17th, 2003, 12:45 PM
it was the second thing i did - right after disabling ie's rubbish image resizing option!