Don’t want to view images while browsing the web? Let’s find out how to disable the loading of images on the main browsers
If we consume a lot of traffic when we browse the web, the fault is almost always of the images, now ubiquitous on every site: using images helps because they undoubtedly speak more than words but then they also slow down browsing speed and risk confusing the userespecially if there are too many.
Fortunately we can save bandwidth as well speed up the Internet by blocking images while browsingso that you can only read the texts of the main newspapers or the sites we visit every day.
In the guide that follows we will show you how to disable images in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edgeso as to be able to speed up browsing and save bandwidth when needed (or when the Internet goes so slow that it cannot load all the elements of a site).
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Disable images in Google Chrome
To disable images on Google Chrome we can act in two ways: blocking images only for a specific web page or blocking them for all visited sites. To block images on a single site, go to the desired web page, press the padlock icon at the top (to the left of the address bar), press on Site settingswe find the item Images and from the drop-down menu select the option Block.
If, on the other hand, we wanted to disable the images for all websites, press the top right on the menu with the three dots, press on Settingslet’s open the menu Privacy and securityclick on Site settingsscroll down the page to the item Images and we check the item Don’t allow sites to show images.
Disable images in Mozilla Firefox
If we use Mozilla Firefox as a navigation browser we will not have a Settings item to block images, but we can act from the menu about:config to block all images or block only third-party images (which come from other sites).
To apply this change to the browser we type in the address bar about:configconfirm the warning message and search for the item permissions.default.image. Basically the item is set to parameter 1 (i.e. all images loaded), but we can block all images by double clicking on the number and setting as parameter 2 or block only third-party images by setting as a parameter 3.
Disable images in Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge is the default browser of Windows 11 and Windows 10 and is based on the code of Chromium (the same as in Google Chrome). To disable the images of a single site on Microsoft Edge, all we have to do is press the lock icon (top left of the address bar), click on Permissions for this siteexpand the drop-down menu next to Images and choose Block.
To block all the images of the sites, click on the icon of the three dots at the top right, click on Settingswe open the menu to the side Cookies and site permissionsscroll down the page to the item Images and we set the item Block in the drop-down menu.
By blocking the images of a specific site or of all the websites visited, we will obtain a super fast, smooth and distraction-free page loading, the best for those who want to read the news and guides without the inconvenience of having to upload too many images.
The trick of disabling images on web browsers can be very useful when we are browsing on a poorly performing network, so that you can at least always upload the text of the online guides. The steps seen above can also be replicated on the mobile versions of browsers: all we have to do is open the Settings menu and follow the same steps (or change the menu items).
To learn more we can read our guides on how turn off notifications from sites in Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari and how enable the “Do not track” and permissions for sites.