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ARCHIVED: How do I disable images in my web browser?

Images on a web page often make the page load more slowly, especially if you have a relatively slow connection (e.g., a dial-up connection). To decrease the time it takes to load a page by preventing images from loading, follow the appropriate steps below.

On this page:


  1. In the upper right, open the Customize and control Google Chrome menu by clicking the three horizontal bars. Select Settings.

  2. Click the Show advanced settings... link, and then, under "Privacy", click Content settings... .

  3. Under the "Images" heading, select Do not show any images.

  4. Click OK, and then close the Settings tab. If necessary, reopen Chrome to continue browsing.


  1. In Windows, from the Tools menu, select Options... .

    On a Mac, from the Firefox menu, select Preferences... .

    If the menu bar is hidden, press Alt to make it visible.

  2. At the top of the window, click Content.

  3. Uncheck Load Images or Load images automatically.

  4. In Windows, click OK.

Internet Explorer

In Internet Explorer 5.x or later for Windows:

  1. From the Tools menu, select Internet Options... .

    If the menu bar is hidden, press Alt to make it visible.

  2. In the window that appears, select the Advanced tab.

  3. Scroll down the list to "Multimedia", and uncheck Show Pictures.

  4. Click OK.


  1. From the Safari menu, select Preferences... .

  2. At the top of the window that appears, click Appearance.

  3. Uncheck Display images when the page opens.
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