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How to do Picture-less surfing with Firefox

'A picture is worth a thousand words'; have heard it a million times, haven't we? But many won't appreciate if that picture is too large and takes heck a lot to load.

Fortunately, you can disable images in Firefox. Firefox, like most browsers, automatically loads images it encounters in web pages by default. And disabling this feature is quite easy too. Follow the steps listed below to speed up page loads.

1. In Firefox, go to Tools >> Options.
2. Click on the Content tab and Uncheck Load images automatically.
That's all. Now Firefox won't load images in web pages.

A lot of content on the web includes images. Images convey information, feelings, emotions, beauty to readers. You probably don't want to disable this. I can only think of disabling this if my internet connection is too slow or when pictures aren't really necessary.

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Oh! And you also read the post on Cleaning Firefox's Right-click Context Menu.
posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Tuesday, June 19, 2007