Does image disabling prevent loading?
Posted by: kmellow
Date: October 22, 2013 12:32AM

or merely hide loaded images?

I ask because I want to save on bandwidth when using payg amd mainly read text only.

As I understand it Chrome for example has an option to disable images but the images are merely hidden, they are not prevented from loading. The same bandwidth is consumed.

Re: Does image disabling prevent loading?
Posted by: JohnHell
Date: October 22, 2013 03:15AM

They don't load.

You can test on sites like Boston.com's "The Big Picture".

This image coverage goes from about 280KB downloaded with images disabled to about 18MB when you enable them.

Re: Does image disabling prevent loading?
Posted by: kmellow
Date: October 22, 2013 05:03AM

Thanks John.

Out of interest, What tool did you use to measure with?

Re: Does image disabling prevent loading?
Posted by: JohnHell
Date: October 22, 2013 08:04AM

NetLimiter.

But I use an old one, not the current version.

Just a random sample I found searching for screenshots on the net:



Re: Does image disabling prevent loading?
Posted by: kmellow
Date: October 25, 2013 12:57AM

I tried net limiter but the freeware old version won't install on win7 64-bit.

Subsequent versions are trial and then pay.

Oh well!

Re: Does image disabling prevent loading?
Posted by: JohnHell
Date: October 25, 2013 06:07AM

There are other tools out there to monitor (there are, but don't ask me which one).

I wasn't recommending this one ;) Just answering you smiling smiley

Re: Does image disabling prevent loading?
Posted by: rodocop
Date: October 25, 2013 06:22AM

There is old good freeware proxy filter Naviscope - it shows every single request and every file load. (There are much more functions - give it a look!)

I think it would be useful for you if you are sitting on the slow connection.


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Re: Does image disabling prevent loading?
Posted by: kmellow
Date: October 29, 2013 09:51PM

Thanks for Naviscope but I can't see where how many mbs etc have loaded for a page?

Re: Does image disabling prevent loading?
Posted by: JohnHell
Date: October 30, 2013 02:02AM

Actually, when I answered your question, I wasn't measuring per page, but per application (or global) with NetLimiter.

This is because NetLimiter has a reset button (per app and global) that lets you "reset" the daily counter (not the historical that saves or each one), and that helps to make a momentary monitoring/count.

As I see you are searching for this kind of features, I made a search for you and I found this one: BitMeter. That according its FAQ/Help page has that reset function and it's a free application. Also have historical data save.

http://codebox.org.uk/pages/bitmeter2

EDIT: here is the reset function explained (at the bottom):
http://codebox.org.uk/bitmeter2help/webinterface.jsp



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/30/2013 02:06AM by JohnHell.

Re: Does image disabling prevent loading?
Posted by: kmellow
Date: October 31, 2013 06:12AM

Thanks for bitmeter John it looks just the ticket, apologies if I didn't make it clear what I wanted.

I appreciate your time and help,

Re: Does image disabling prevent loading?
Posted by: JohnHell
Date: October 31, 2013 06:25AM

You are welcome.

I'm glad it's useful to your purposes smiling smiley

Re: Does image disabling prevent loading?
Posted by: Luca
Date: December 05, 2013 09:34AM

Yes that global setting blocks images from loading (unlike the stuff only blocked by adblock, using CSS).
Just be careful when saving a page to disk! Then K-Meleon immediately loads all blocked stuff secretly in the background and saves it to disk also. To prevent this one must either kill the connection completely or use KMs offline funktion (File / Work Offline)

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