I am aware that "Adblock" has some capabilities to do some of this. Although I find Adblock more complicated and have not been able to achieve my goals with it.
This is very important to me.
Thank you and I hope this helps!
There was a similar reason for removing the "Load Images Automatically" checkbox. And a similar set of workarounds:
(1) In about:config, change the permissions.default.image preference between 1 (auto-load on) and 2 (auto-load off)
(2) Use an add-on that creates a toolbar button. For example:
Image Block - "Image Block adds a toggle button that conditionally blocks/allows loading of images on webpages."
(I haven't tried it myself.)
Imagine the following scenario:
Removing this option just forces non-technical users to use about:config which has tons of options which can easily break Firefox functionality.
"In Firefox 23, as part of an effort to simplify the Firefox options set and protect users from unintentially damaging their Firefox,"
Are you kidding? so you mean to tell me that it helps users by requiring them to download third party addons(memory leaks and all) just to do something that use to be as simple as clicking a button?
If i have to use untrusted third party add-ons that i need to download to my computer i may as well just ,i don't know, Download a new browser while im at it.
If anything they should have just made it EASIER to find so users could EASILY undo what they EASILY done.
it's hogwash to say "just use addons" I try to keep my add-ons and extensions to the bare necessities for a reason. And coming from a user who until recently was stuck with dialup(because there was no other options) the ability to remove images is key. That and if im in a public setting i don't want to put my facebook images on display.
Overall, HUGE mistake by firefox.
I just wanted to add my vote to others upthread; by making this change Firefox is taking entirely too much care of us. Please put the options back.
Personally I do not like some of these changes, although I can follow the logic behind the ideas.
However this is the wrong place for such a discussion. We do not discuss development decisions or enhancement requests on this forum. We only try to assist fellow Firefox users with fixes. You will not receive developer attention here.
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