Restore Missing “View Image” Menu Option in Firefox Browser

Mozilla Firefox 88 update removed a number of context menu entries, the most common one being the ” View Image” option. This option is now replaced by the ” open image in a new tab” option. If you are wishing to get back the ” View Image” option in Firefox, get downright through this article to know more.


How to Restore the View Image option in Firefox


Initially, before the update when we used to select ” View Image”, the image would replace the contents present in the open tab. While working on something important and one unintentional click on the image may result in the loss of important data. To resolve this problem, the “Open image in new tab” option has been introduced.

If you are someone who feels that this new change is disrupting your workflow, do not worry as Mozilla Firefox supports extensions that help in replicating the removed feature. These extensions would help in viewing the image in the same tab as was done before.

How to add the extensions in the context menu

1. ” View Image Context menu item” Firefox add-on


To get back the view image option please add the ” View Image Context Menu Item” extension to the Firefox browser. The detailed steps are as below.

Step 1:  Open Mozilla Firefox browser, type ” View image Context menu item extension” in the address bar, and hit Enter.


Firefox View Image Addon



Step 2: Click on the suitable link as shown.


Firefox Addon 1


Step 3: Click on Add to firefox.


Firefox View Image Addon 1


Step 4: A pop-up window opens asking for permission. Click on Add.


Firefox Addon 2


Step 5: ” The View Image Context menu item ” extension is now installed successfully.


Firefox Addon 3


Step 6: Now, right-click on any image to see the ” View Image “option.


View Image Add On1


As you can notice that the  ” View Image” option is placed at the bottom of the right-click menu. We can customize this using the ” userChrome.css file”. By using this,  we can

  1. Hide the ” Open Image in New Tab” and ” Open Video in New Tab” context menu entry.
  2. Move the ” View Image ” and ” View Video” to the top of the context menu.

Now, let us look into the steps on how to customize the right-click menu.

Step 1: Creating the userChrome.css file

1. Type ” about:support” in the address bar and hit Enter.




2. This will take us to the troubleshooting information page. Scroll down to select Profile Folder. Click on Open Folder.


Profile Folder


3. Now, create the Chrome Folder in the Profile Folder you just opened.


Create Chrome Folder


4. Next, open the notepad and copy the code given below and save it as a ” userChrome.css” .txt file.

/* Hides Open Image In New Tab */
#context-viewimage { display: none !important; }
/* Hides Open Video In New Tab */
#context-viewvideo { display: none !important; }
/* Moves View Image to the very top */
menuitem[label="View Image"] { -moz-box-ordinal-group: 0 !important; }
/* Moves View Video to the very top */
menuitem[label="View Video"] { -moz-box-ordinal-group: 0 !important; }


7. Once you save it,  the code will be created on the desktop as shown. Move this to the Chrome Folder you created in the Firefox Profile Folder path.





Step 2: Enabling the “userChrome.css ” Customization in about:config

1. Type “about:config” in the address bar and hit Enter.


About Config


2. A window opens asking you to accept the risks.




3.  Type ” toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets”.


About Config 1


4. Change it to True.

About Config2


5. Restart the Firefox browser. The option is available on the ” about:profiles” page.


Restart Firefox


6. Now, Click on any image to see the ” View Image” option on top.


View Image On Top


2. “View Image on Same Tab” Firefox Add-On

You can also add another extension named ” View Image on Same Tab” to the Firefox browser. This Addon does not require any permissions. The steps to be followed are as below.
Step 1: In the address tab, type ” View Image on Same Tab” and hit Enter.
View Image On Sametab
Step 2: Click on the suitable link as shown.
View Image On Same Tab
Step 3: Click on Add to Firefox.
View Image Same Tab 2
Step 4: A pop-up window opens. Click on Add.
View Image On Same Tab 3

Step 5: ” View Image on same tab ” extension is now installed successfully.

View Image Same Tab4
That’s all. You can use any of the two add-ons and enjoy viewing the image in the same tab.
Hope this article was useful.
Thanks for Reading.

1 thought on “Restore Missing “View Image” Menu Option in Firefox Browser”

  1. Thanks for these tips!
    It’s just mind boggling that FF in their “great wisdom” decided to REMOVE such a crucial part of desktop internet browsing, after all these years, without even consulting their users first. They even went and removed about:config options, just to ensure that no one would have good time fixing what they broke.

    Mozilla, if you’re reading this:

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