For Firefox 4 for Windows there is for slow connections a really useful image block addon


Unfortunately Firefox mobile is pretty slow and the addon doesnt exist for it. Most browsers can turn off image loading in options/settings. But often this causes horrible site look. Blocking only 3rd party image sources really makes browsing on 64kB/s mobile connections alot faster, generally you dont need things like Opera Turbo Mode, its not like dsl speed, but sites load within 5-10 sec.

So is there a android browser or a way to block 3rd party images per default. Tools like adblock dont show images with distinct path (, but download all images per default?). Im not looking for something like opera mini or opera mobile turbo mode. I know these options.

I found a solution for firefox (built-in config setting). I keep the question open, as someone may find to do the same thing on dolphin HD or Opera. Than dolphin would become my standard mobile browser.

  • So you don't want to block all images on a webpage, just 3rd party images, i.e. adds?
    – Chance
    Dec 29 '11 at 22:13
  • @chance test the quickimage desktop firefox add-on or try my answer below. I'm aware of adblock, but this is much better for low bandwidth cell phone contracts
    – Hauser
    Dec 29 '11 at 23:20

Found out that Firefox mobile can do this by going to


in adressbar and setting

permissions.default.images         3

1=load all images, 2=no images 3=only images from current url

Saves a lot of bandwidth (e.g. User Avatars on Stackexchange not loaded, while with "no image loading" one doesnt see voting arrows). I just don't like mobile views of sites that much. Add-on would be nice to easily switch this config setting for single website like quick image addon on Firefox Desktop.

If dolphin hd had this feature it would be unbeatable. Unfortunately Firefox is lacking speed and tap gestures of Dolphin.

  • going to ... ??
    – Lie Ryan
    Dec 29 '11 at 23:07
  • @Lie has SE a auto submit keyboard key when in the editor? Probably hitted one...
    – Hauser
    Dec 29 '11 at 23:15

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