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This script is for PERSONAL use only!

You are free to install this script for yourself, but it is not allowed to be used wiki-wide (e.g., in MediaWiki:Common.js or MediaWiki:Wikia.js), as it would violate Fandom's Terms of Use. (See the customization policy)

The NoImageLightbox script disables Wikia's Lightbox loader in the Oasis skin so that clicking on an image takes you to its File: page, as is the default functionality of the Monobook skin.

Videos use the same lightbox loader, but default expected behavior for this script is that videos should not be affected and should continue to play normally on content pages.

To go to the File: page of a video, right-click on the video and choose the Open link in new tab option instead.


See also: Help:JavaScript and CSS Cheatsheet

To install this script, place the following code in your global.js on Community Central, or in another user JavaScript file of your choice.

    type: 'script',
    articles: [
importArticles — Best Practices for installing JavaScript on Fandom
The importArticles statement is designed to combine multiple HTTP requests into a single data transfer, allowing multiple scripts to load and execute faster. If you've been installing several different scripts, your JavaScript file has probably accumulated unnecessary import statements. Click "Expand" to learn how to efficiently batch import scripts to speed up performance and make your code look cleaner. One other approach is by using the MediaWiki:ImportJS.
If your JavaScript file has several lines of code that say importScript, importScriptPage, or importArticles, you may be able to combine them! By batch importing a collection of scripts with a single import, your JavaScript code will load faster and look cleaner. Consider the example below. On the left is an example of what your JavaScript file might currently look like. On the right is how you could improve that code.
Multiple imports — messy and slow One import — clean and efficient
  type: 'script',
  article: 'u:dev:FloatingToc/code.js'
importScriptPage('page1.js', 'wikiname');
importScriptPage('page2.js', 'wikiname');
    type: 'script',
    articles: [
Note: In this example, pay close attention to the placement of commas and other punctuation. For people who aren't familiar with programming (and even those who are!), a common mistake when writing code is to accidentally delete, forget, or misplace critical symbols like commas or quotation marks. This can cause a syntax error that breaks the code. Carefully follow the convention shown here when using importArticles.
But there's much more to importArticles than just this! For more examples and advanced usage, see the help page at Help:Including additional JavaScript and CSS.


As of 20 April 2013, this script includes an option to completely disable the lightbox for videos as well as images. To enable this option, set window.NoImageLightbox.novideo to the value true during installation, like so:

window.NoImageLightbox = { novideo: true };
    type: 'script',
    articles: [
Using configuration options with Fandom Open Source Library scripts
The instructions on this page describe how to use configuration options with a script. Here on the Fandom Open Source Library, many scripts provide optional configuration settings as a mean to alter or enhance the default behavior of the script. When installing configuration options in your JavaScript file, please note that they need to go above the import statement in order to work — unless the directions say otherwise.
Configuration options load too late, don't work
Proper placement of configuration options
// 1. AjaxRC import statement
// 2. AjaxRC configuration option
var ajaxRefresh = 30000;
// 1. AjaxRC configuration option
var ajaxRefresh = 30000;
// 2. AjaxRC import statement


20 August 2014
User:Cqm: Added fix for images that link to external and internal pages following a change that caused this script to interfere with them.
22 October 2013
Mathmagician: Added hotfix for images in the right rail, which Wikia recently changed to be lazy loaded.
27 April 2013
Mathmagician: Reimplemented part of the script to fix a couple bugs (see Talk:NoImageLightbox#Tabs) where right-click -> "Open link in new tab" (and CTRL + click in Chrome) weren't functioning properly. Thanks to Pecoes for giving me the idea.
20 April 2013
Mathmagician: Pushed script re-write to fix script breaking as a result of Wikia changes. Also added new (optional) configuration option to completely disable the lightbox (affects both videos and images).
8 November 2012
Mathmagician: Fixed bug where linking for images such as [[File:Image.png|link=SomePage]] wasn't working
6 August 2012
Mathmagician: Created.

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