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restrict images on firefox

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First, I have nothing against Firefox, its a great web browser, but there are two issues with Firefox which I cannot resolve, these two issues have caused me to switch to Google Chrome. That stated here are my two problem(s).

In Google Chrome as in Firefox you have the *Settings* or *Options* aspect to the particular web browser. In Chrome there is an *Advanced Setting* part where the user, me, can click two setting that make the web experience not just faster, but lets the web browser become less bogged down when loading web pages. In Chrome one can select - *Do not show any images* and *Do not allow any site to run JavaScript*. These two setting provide a smoother transition in web browsing. Chrome also permits the used to *grant permission* on these two setting per every web site he/she visits. I gives the user, me, greater control on what I *want to see* and be bothered with when visiting a web site.

I have looked everywhere on Firefox for these two setting as I can't stand being forced to view pictures which I may not want to see. I don't have any children under 18 in my house hold so pictures NSFW is not a problem, its a PERSONAL choice. These choices also are less junk in the browser cache. Certain web sites, such as financial institutions MUST have both setting set to *yes* and for me I do that per individual web site. But generally speaking I NEVER want images or JavaScript running unless I desire it. Once I am finished, I got into Chrome *Advanced Setting* and again restrict the web site I just visited, then clean the cache and browser history.

My question: Does Firefox have that ability, to restrict both images and JavaScript on their browser?

Thank you for your time, Jose H Naber

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You would need to use add-ons for those features.


Firefox has a global images permission setting, but it's a hassle trying to make site-by-site exceptions. Some extensions that might help:


Firefox has a global on/off switch for JavaScript, but not a site-by-site permission to re-enable it. The traditional answer is NoScript, which is the most paranoid approach, running no scripts until you approve them, but know that with the number of linked sites, you may need to grant several permissions to get a page to operate correctly.

A Comprehensive Approach

uMatrix is a newer extension that can manage both images and scripts and many other assets. It defaults to allowing first party images (images hosted on the same server as the page) and blocking scripts, but you can set it to be more restrictive. This may be a good place to start if you like having a lot of control.