kram2593 last edited by Gwen-Dragon
"Old Opera" had a feature to disable images. That saves bandwidth and was a great feature!
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@kram2593 Click the Icon in the Status Bar and select Load Images, Never. You can assign a shortcut key to this command in Settings, Keyboard, Tab. The default is Shift+Alt+I
Unfortunately there is no setting to disable images by default in Vivaldi Settings → Webpages and the setting in statusbar is not permanent between restarts.
But i guess it is not implemented because users may accidentally disable images, do not remember their settings and then complain Vivaldi does not work correctly on webpages.
cherylfahling last edited by
Go to "Content settings":
Select "Do not show any images"
You can always change it per site by clicking the icon to the left of the web address.
I prefer leaving images off, but I'd like to know how to hide image placeholders.
@cherylfahling If I hide images, I see no placeholders — just gaps where images would be.
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Shift+Alt+I and F5 shows for me the placeholders
Zunhs last edited by
@cherylfahling Maybe enable the Reader View after you turn off images?
The purpose of hiding images is to save bandwidth. Never load images should be a global settings that remains in effect on opening a new tab. At present it only hides images for the current tab.
One can save bandwidth if one keeps reusing the current tab.
@gwen-dragon Possible there is a bug here.
If I hide images e.g. on this page placeholders are not shown. If I then navigate to the High-Logic page, and then go back, the placeholders show. Showing and hiding images again, hides the place holders too.
The plceholder text should be visible after hiding.
I remember that bug was reported. I will check it.
Opened bug: VB-38920 "Alt text not visible after disabling Loading of Images"
vongalin last edited by vongalin
Not sure if this will help you out or not. If you use the uBlock Origin extension, there is a setting named "Block media elements larger than X kb". I enable this and set it for 256 (work machine is set for 512). Works great and keeps a visible placeholder. If you want to see the blocked/hidden image, simply click the placeholder and it will download/display it.
Unlike other UBO filters, this doesn't have a per-site feature, but I haven't found that to be an issue (at least for my browsing habits).
UPDATE. @becm - thank you for the correct information. I have edited my post. I read the link you provided and was able to set this on a per-site setting (quite easily actually).
becm last edited by
Only site settings deviating from current default are saved and are removed when changed to current default.