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How to disable images in chrome to save bandwidth?

Mohan Manohar September 6, 2011
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How to disable images in chrome as we can do it in Firefox and internet explorer so that save bandwidth ? The answer is you can do this with the latest version of Chrome by going to the content filter , Go to Settings, select “Under the Hood”, click on “Content settings” and select “Images”.

You have four options:

1. disable all images – select “do not show any images”

2. disable some images – keep the default option, click on “Exceptions” and add some domains/subdomains that should be blocked

3. disable all images, with some exceptions – select “do not show any images”, click on “Exceptions” and add some domains/subdomains that should be allowed

4. show all images – the default option/

The command line switch option:

You can disable images in Google Chrome using Master Chrome’s Startup Switches / Command Line Options. To use a startup switch, create a new Chrome shortcut on your desktop or elsewhere. Right-click it and choose Properties. In the Target field, add the switch in question immediately following the path to chrome.exe. For example, your target using a -disable-images switch might look like:

“C:Documents and SettingsbubuLocal SettingsApplication DataGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe” -disable-images

After this click on the shortcut & start browsing in Google Chrome. The images will be blocked.

The proper way to use command-line switches is to put one dash (‘-‘) if you’re using a single letters (I make this a plural because, in some programs, you can use multiple letters, but they aren’t necessarily words), and two dashes (‘–‘) if you’re using human-readable words.

chrome.exe –disable-images

(let’s pretend we have a ficticious switch called ‘d’ for enabling Debug mode.)

chrome.exe -d

(now, let’s say we wanted to enable debug mode, and disable images.)

chrome.exe -d –disable-images

(now, let’s assume Chrome has a mode called “Awesome Mode”. Either of the following is valid.)

chrome.exe -a

chrome.exe –awesome-mode

The problem with this command line switch is in the middle of a browsing session, if you want to disable images youhave to close Chrome and restart with “command-line switch”

References:

http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=114662

http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=114662

Category: Google, Google Chrome
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Mohan Manohar

Mohan Manohar is a blogger from India who founded Ittech back in 2007. He is passionate about all things tech and knows the Internet and computers like the back of his hand.

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  • Anonymous

    February 11, 2013 Reply
    nice tips<br />save my bandwidth during travel<br />
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