Opened on 07/01/2016 at 08:41:25 AM

Closed on 07/04/2016 at 11:15:55 AM

#4213 closed defect (rejected)

Images on specific websites are not downloadable

Reported by: mario Assignee:
Priority: P3 Milestone:
Module: Adblock-Browser-for-iOS Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Adblock Browser for iOS
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
Review URL(s):

Description (last modified by mario)


iPhone 6
iOS 6.3.1
ABB 1.4.0

Reported by an anonymous user via App Store

How to reproduce

  1. Open ABB
  2. Browse to
  3. Press and hold the image of the cat until the context menu appears

Observed behaviour

The option "Save Image" is missing in the context menu

Expected behaviour

The option "Save Image" should be present in the context menu

Additional information

The possibility to download images was introduced with #3160.

This malfunction can be reliably reproduced with a number of websites like,, the home page of There are other websites, like, where downloading images works fine. So this only affects a subset of websites.

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed on 07/01/2016 at 08:43:12 AM by mario

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed on 07/04/2016 at 11:15:55 AM by pavelz

  • Resolution set to rejected
  • Status changed from new to closed

All specified websites actively prohibit image downloading. Whenever an image download is desired but not available, please check with desktop Chrome behavior on the same website (e.g. with "m" url prefix, not desktop site). Reddit and apple uses CSS background-image instead of <img src>. This could be inspectable as computed CSS on all clicked HTML elements. Actual predictability of such inspection is unknown - no other browser is doing it apparently. The mechanism on is unknown after a shallow investigation, but again, desktop chrome does not display image saving option either.

If you found a test case where other browsers allow dowloading where ABB doesn't, fill a specific bug.
Fill a feature request if you wish ABB doing better than other browsers.

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