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Have you ever wondered where your bandwidth goes or what actually consumes your bandwidth? Although there are different reasons for the same thing, one of the main reasons is the images you surf the Internet. The images probably speak more than words, but they also slow down the speed of surfing. Text-only versions always load quickly, while loading images takes time and bandwidth.
Fortunately, you can save bandwidth and speed up your Internet access by blocking images while you surf. In this article, we will see how to disable images in Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox to speed up browsing and save bandwidth.
Turn off chrome images
To turn off images in Google Chrome, you must access your browser’s advanced settings. Click on the three lines in the upper right corner of your browser and select Settings. Scroll down and click Advanced Settings. Go to Privacy-> Content Settings and check the’Do not show images’ box. Click Done and you are done. You won’t see the images when you browse the web on Google Chrome. Now, if you are using Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, check the settings below.
Disable images in Firefox
If you are using Firefox as your default web browser, you will need to adjust the settings via about:config. Open Firefox and type ‘about : config’ in the address bar. Search.permissions.image.default.image’ and set the value to 0-1. The default value is 1.
Integer 1 : Load all images
Integer 2 : Exclude all images from loading and
Integer 3 : Prevent third party images
Disable images while browsing Internet Explorer
To disable images while browsing Internet Explorer, you must open Internet Options and switch to the Advanced tab. Scroll down to the media area and clear the Show Images check box, click Apply and exit.
What about the Microsoft Edge browser
Although setting to disable images during browsing is available for almost all browsers, Microsoft Edge does not yet have this setting. If you find a way to block images in Microsoft Edge, leave your comment below.
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