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Load Images Automatically Missing

Firefox Version 23.0 Mac 10.8.4

With version 23 of Firefox the preference "Load Images Automatically" under the content tab is GONE. The only options that remain are Block Pop Up Windows, Fonts & Colors, and Languages.

I use this preference EXTENSIVELY and I have searched every corner of the preference panel in case it was moved and I cannot find it anywhere. Please do not tell me you got rid of this function.

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Mozilla Support Contributor

Re: Load Images Automatically Missing

The checkbox was a convenient way to switch the permissions.default.image preference between 1 (checked) and 2 (cleared). However, it did not provide any additional functionality.

Do you want to investigate this extension as a workaround? A toolbar button would be more convenient than using the Options dialog or about:config.

Image Block - "Image Block adds a toggle button that conditionally blocks/allows loading of images on webpages."

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Support Forum Moderator

Re: Load Images Automatically Missing

right-click the page > View Page Info --> Permissions

Load Images is controlled by domain.

Mozilla Support Contributor

Re: Load Images Automatically Missing

A lot of users accidentally hide all the images globally or from a particular site, so the feature has been made harder to use accidentally by showing it only on the site's permissions.

Did you use the global checkbox regularly? If so, was there a reason such as bandwidth management?

New User

Re: Load Images Automatically Missing

So are you saying I have to go to a site first and then turn off images? If so, that makes no sense. I need to be able to click a link and know no images will load, no matter what the site is.

With that option in preferences I could also use Firefox for personal uses too.

Can you turn off images globally and then allow them back on a per site basis?

Site Moderator

Re: Load Images Automatically Missing

You would need to make the change on the about:config page to the permissions.default.image pref and set its value to 2 to block images by default.

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New User

Re: Load Images Automatically Missing

Thanks for the reply. This is going to be a lot more effort. I really wish Firefox would go back to supporting the kind of user who would not be confused by a load images box. There are plenty of options for those people these days.

I guess I will have to go back to the stable builds. Is load images still a pref in 21? Should I expect to be able to update to 22 before having to turn updates off permanently?

Thanks for all your help.

Mozilla Support Contributor

Re: Load Images Automatically Missing

The checkbox was a convenient way to switch the permissions.default.image preference between 1 (checked) and 2 (cleared). However, it did not provide any additional functionality.

Do you want to investigate this extension as a workaround? A toolbar button would be more convenient than using the Options dialog or about:config.

Image Block - "Image Block adds a toggle button that conditionally blocks/allows loading of images on webpages."

New User

Re: Load Images Automatically Missing

jscher2000, I was in near panic today when I saw what had happened to Firefox… That image block extension is PERFECT! You have saved me countless frustration. Thank you!!

Thanks to all who replied!

New User

Re: Load Images Automatically Missing

I don't mind using the "permissions.default.image" option if I want to block images by default (I don't want to).

But, aside from the check-box, the "Exceptions..." button was also removed. For me, it was a way to see all the sites I selectively blocked using "right-click (page)" > "View Page Info" > "Permissions". And to remove all exceptions with a click of the mouse.

Is there an alternative way to do this now? Notice that "about:permissions" does not show image loading among the permissions.

Why do I ask this? The mayor issue for me is that I usually block images from some third party sites. First, I open the image with "right-click (image)" > "view image". Then use "right-click (page)" > "View Page Info --> "Permissions" to block loading images from that site. But then, when the images are not showing, how do I get to the site? 'cause there are no images to "right-click" on, to get to it. Do I need to remember the domain and type it manually?.

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