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In Chrome on Windows I usually save images by dragging them from the browser to the folder I want to save them to. I prefer this method compared to navigating through the file browser as it is much faster.

When I do the same in Ubuntu it saves a link to the image instead of the actual image. Is there any way to change this behavior?

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Same behavior with firefox in 11.10. Used to save pictures in 10.04. No idea if there's a fix. – user55822 Apr 28 '12 at 7:56
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Dragging the image onto the desktop/nautilus, pressing Ctrl (and dragging a bit more) before dropping saves a copy.

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Not when the image links to another page. Any suggestions in that case? – TenLeftFingers Nov 3 '15 at 12:08

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