Are thumbnails saved somewhere?
I use Slackware 13.1 and browsing with Firefox.
When I browse a site, and there are some image thumbnails which I don't open, are these "un-clicked" thumbnails saved somewhere in my computer after I shut down my system?
Also, even if I actually click a thumbnail to view the image full-size, is this image saved somewhere (like a temp or something) after I turn off my laptop?
On Windows, thumbnails are stored in a little, COM/ActiveX-based embedded database called "thumbs.db":
Gnome and KDE desktops have their own (much simpler!) methods for managing thumbnails.
But in your case - there's absolutely nothing "magic" about a thumbnail. It's just an image file (.png, .jpg, .png - whatever) that's downloaded, displayed, and saved in the Firefox cache like any other image file:
I've heard that cache might be encrypted. I don't know whether or not that's true. If so, check out this link:
in firefox they are in the firefox cache
~/.mozilla/( some Random Number).default/Cache
unless you set FF to clear it on shutting down
the same place it has been for a very long time
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