Ubuntu – Switching off images in Firefox


In older versions of Firefox there was an option to switch off loading of graphics. Now, in 28.0 I can no longer find it. It used to be in

[Edit] -> [Preferences] -> ...

Is there a simple way to avoid loading graphics in current versions of Firefox?

Best Answer

  • The option you are looking for is buried away in the Firefox configuration options.

    In the search bar type about:config as shown and accept the warning subsequently shown.

    Search for permissions.default as shown

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    Right click and choose Modify and change the value to either 2 to block all images or 3 to block images coming from other sites not the site being loaded.

    1 allows all images to load,
    2 blocks all images,
    3 allows only images from the same site to load and blocks third-party-images


    ... and here is an example of option 2 with google.co.uk i.e. no google logo

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