I was unable to open a larger resolution version of the current screenshot of the week in a regular way.

Seeing that the current one is mostly text, I wanted to zoom in and read what is written. The only way to do this was by using "view image" from the context menu. The name of submitting user is linked to their profile, though.

Browser: Firefox for Manjaro 85.0.1

Plugins: uBlock Origin, Vim Vixen, Asciidoctor.js Preview and some others

  • As a workaround, you can use an extension like imagus on firefox which shows a larger version of the image when you hover on it, example. If you're on chrome there's probably smth for that too.
    – ave
    Commented Feb 15, 2021 at 9:45
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    It's not related to browser, the image is simply not a link. Commented Feb 15, 2021 at 9:45

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Until this is fixed, another workaround which I'm using myself is to right click the image, and choosing "Open image in new tab": (or its equivalent in your browser, below is for Chrome)

open image in new tab as workaround

This will open the full size image in a new browser tab.

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    'View Image' on Firefox
    – Robotnik Mod
    Commented Feb 15, 2021 at 10:09
  • So this means the full resolution image is loaded, even though it appears so small? That seems a little unnecessary..
    – Joachim
    Commented Jun 23, 2021 at 6:56
  • @Joachim very true, and totally deserves a new feature request. All it takes is to add single letter to the image URL to use a much smaller version that imgur already pre-build. For example, the current Screenshot of the Week is i.sstatic.net/rybqs.jpg so they can put i.sstatic.net/rybqsm.jpg instead to load much smaller version of same image. You want to start the request? Commented Jun 23, 2021 at 7:08
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    @ShadowTheVaccinatedWizard Writing it as we speak - with the same solution :)
    – Joachim
    Commented Jun 23, 2021 at 7:08

Zooming in from the widget itself doesn't work for me too, I don't know if this is intended or not.

In a meantime, you can go to "Hall of Fame" meta question and search for this screenshot there: Screenshot of the Week - Hall of Fame (this link is also included in the screenshot widget)

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