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Gmail "Attach a file" doesn't work

Ianf [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, April 19, 2009
10 years ago15,485 views

... in Standard (AJAXy) mode, only in Basic HTML mode, where Reply/ Forward dialog opens up with browse button already present. This has been going on for a couple of days now but, as with John Gilmore's Internet wisdom [ en.wikiquote.org/wiki/John_Gil ...], Gmail, too, has been designed to route around (be they own) obstacles.

Hardware/software: Mac OS X 10.5.6 / Safari 3.2.1

[linkfix ~ hebbet]

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Try checking "Basic attachment features" in settings and see if that works.

"Advanced attachment features" requires working flash plugin, "basic features" uses basic technologies built into your browser.

Ianf [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Pls, fix the above link, I posted it correctly, but BG robot choked on leading and trailing angle and square brackets:

en.wikiquote.org/wiki/John_Gil ...

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Working fine with Chrome 2 and Firefox 3

Ianf [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Ludwik Trammer had the right idea, thanks. Works now. In a sense it is silly that a feature of this miniscule weight should depend on presence of some third-party component at run time (if at all, it ought to detect Flash, and adapt to its absence when reply window created).

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

<< it ought to detect Flash, and adapt to its absence when reply window created >>

It actually does this. Try disabling Flash and Gmail will use the basic uploader.

Ianf [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

That's what I did, disabled Flash, but the uploader didn't respond. After changing in the Settings to "Basic attachment features – Attach one file at a time and don't show progress bars," it stared to work again.

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