1. Disable Images in Firefox, IE & Chrome

Speed up browsing by Turning off images in Firefox & other browsers.

Yes it is also called as Text only mode.

Note: See 3 more – exciting tips, by scrolling down further.

Turn Off Image – Firefox & Chrome – Text Only Mode

Use any of these option as per the browser you are using. Enter these options in address bar:

'FIREFOX - Turning ON OFF Images

1. about:config
2. Search for "permissions.default.image" and Set 2 or 3.
3. Always load the images
4. Never load the images
5. Don't load third images

'CHROME - Disable Images

1. chrome://settings/content/images
2. disable "Show All" option

Use this option to disable images loaded in Firefox & Chrome. Once this is done, you can see how faster the webpages load with Text only mode.

It also saves lot of your Internet data bandwidth charges.

Edge or IE – Disable Images- Compatibility Mode

Turn On off images in IE – Just un-check the boxes under this section.

  • Internet Option -> Advanced -> Multimedia.

or you can use this Excel VBA macro code. Both does the same.

VBA Code – Turn Off Images – Compatibility mode ON

Public Sub IE_Display_Image_Yes_No(regValue As String)
    Dim oShell, sKey As String
    'Create Shell Object to Write RegValue
    Set oShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
    'Switch On Off Images in IE
    sKey = "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Display Inline Images"
    If regValue = "yes" Then
        oShell.RegWrite sKey, "yes", "REG_SZ"
        oShell.RegWrite sKey, "no", "REG_SZ"
    End If
    'Switch On Off Compatibility Mode in IE
    sKey = "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\BrowserEmulation\MSCompatibilityMode"
    If regValue = "yes" Then
        oShell.RegWrite sKey, 1, "REG_DWORD"
        oShell.RegWrite sKey, 0, "REG_DWORD"
    End If
    'Process Completed
    Set oShell = Nothing
End Sub

This will stop images being loaded to all the websites browsed in Chrome/Firefox, giving you lightening fast page loads.

While doing any quick Internet research, if the Internet speed is too slow: You can quickly turn on ‘Text mode’ to see immediate results.

Wait. What other tips do we have?

2. How To Open Closed Tabs – Restore Last Active Session

If your Chrome accidentally closes or your system shuts down suddenly when you have opened so many Tabs & researching on many websites.

Follow this step:

  1. Chrome: Shift + Alt + T.
  2. FireFox: Control + Shift + T or Right Click on any Open Tab -> Undo Close Tab
  3. IE: Control + Shift + T or Right Click on any Tab -> Reopen Closed Tab
  4. IOS X: Control + Z  or Edit menu -> Undo Closed Tab

This will open all the Tabs that were open before Chrome closed accidentally.

KeyBoard shortcut: CTRL + SHIFT + T

3. How to Enable Night Reading Mode

I just started typing what is Night mode, then I realized that it is self explanatory.

Lets get to the point straight. You need to install “Dark Reader” or similar plugin to enable this.

Go to Chrome Web store & install this handy tool. It just saves the burning eyes if you are staring at the computer for a long time. Here is the link for the extension.

Once you enable this plugin, it just inverts the colors from each website that you browse. Quite useful.

4. Site Audit – For Bloggers & Web Admins only

If you are an Website Owner or a Blogger, then this option will be very useful. Yes. Chrome can be used to audit the technical aspects of your website.

Keybaord Shortcut: Press F12, Choose Audit from Developer Menu, Click on “Perform an Audit” which is visible when you scroll down under the Developer menu.

It will start auditing the website for correctness, Mobile compatibility & a big list of things & produces the mistakes. You can correct them one by one to improve your website performance.

One thought on “How to Disable Images in Firefox, Chrome, IE?”

  1. omg, I cannot tell you how amazing this is for my cottage. We’re on a wireless system that is super slow out there, so when I’m browsing the web if I don’t turn off the images, news sites take forever to load. Thanks so much!

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