Google recently removed the convenient ‘view image’ button in Images, but thankfully there’s a Firefox extension that brings it back. Here’s how it all works…
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Steps to get the Google Images ‘view image’ button back
- Download Firefox
- Add the ‘View Image’ extension
- Enjoy the photos
1. Download Firefox
As the only way to add the ‘View Image’ button is through a Firefox extension, you’re going to need the Firefox web browser installed on your computer. If you already have it, you can skip to step #2. If not, you can download Firefox here.
2. Add the ‘View Image’ extension
Now, with Firefox installed and all set up, head to the Firefox Adds-ons site and download the ‘View Image’ extension. This will link to a page that looks similar to the below image. Next, click the Add to Firefox button. Once more, a dialog box will pop up asking you if you actually want to install the extension.
After a couple of seconds, the ‘View Image’ extension should be installed. To check, you can look for the new icon in the Firefox taskbar.
Use the images below for help if you get lost along the way.
3. Enjoy the photos
With the extension installed, you should now see the classic ‘View Image’ button back where it used to be when clicking on a photo. It also brings back the ‘Search by Image’ link that lets you quickly search Google for similar looking photographs.
If you have any questions, make sure to leave them in the comment section below or hit me up on Twitter.