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image extension and performance improvement
Posted by: XND
Date: September 29, 2010 03:30AM

Hello!

I have two requests:
- I like the Flashblock extension , can something like that be done to images too
- can Kmeleon be made to run exclusively from RAM

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Re: image extension and performance improvement
Posted by: siria
Date: September 29, 2010 03:58AM

Do you mean you want to block images? If yes, that exists since many years.
Look for image options in Edit > Preferences (F2) > Page Display -> images

You can block either all or none or define exceptions for single domains (domain not of webpage but of image source path).
Some of those settings are also accessible via
Tools > Privacy > Block Images, and
Tools > Privacy > Permissions > Images (for setting exceptions)

You can NOT just right-click an image and set exceptions sorry, perhaps there's a macro extension somewhere out there, no idea ;-)

Not sure what you mean exactly by that RAM thing, and I don't really know anything about it, but perhaps it has something to do with that thread about "RamDisk"...?
http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?2,100600



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/29/2010 03:59AM by siria.

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Re: image extension and performance improvement
Posted by: XND
Date: September 29, 2010 05:07AM

The Flashblock extension replaces flash objects with a button I can click to load them , so I was hoping images can be replaced with buttons the same way. In this way I can load and view only the images that I want and ignore the rest.

When I use kmeleon it constantly reads and writes something to my hard drive ( probably web pages, web addresses and other things ). It will work much faster if it will load everything in RAM and never read and write to my drive( maybe only once on start up and another time on exit ).

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Re: image extension and performance improvement
Posted by: guenter
Date: September 29, 2010 05:34AM

AFAIK there is no extension like flashblock for pictures.



F2 -> Cache -> Cache Settings.

Deactivate: Cache files on disk.
By default K-Meleon keeps a disk cache! That is why he writes on HDD or other location to which You located the Profiles.

Above it first item = Memory Cache.
And increase the Memory cache to a suitable value for Your PC.

BTW. These are the default settings e.g. for portable K-Meleon where it has has a slow disk (e.g. an USB device) )for the cache or when You do not want to leave data traces on the disk. smiling smiley



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Re: image extension and performance improvement
Posted by: siria
Date: September 29, 2010 06:14AM

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XND
In this way I can load and view only the images that I want and ignore the rest.

If you're lucky and actually get to see an image placeholder or if you know which 'normal text' is actually a broken image (IF there's anything at all visible), then you can right-click on it and choose "reload image".

As for writing to disk, the caching is certainly by far the biggest chunk. Yep, there are options for this. I wonder if that "constant writing" may also concern the history... and the URL bar history (stored in prefs.js in profile folder)...

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Re: image extension and performance improvement
Posted by: XND
Date: September 29, 2010 06:51AM

thanks!

I did what guenter said and it works fine.
I checked pref.js file and it remains the way it is , nothing is written in it after I close Kmeleon.


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siria
If you're lucky and actually get to see an image placeholder or if you know which 'normal text' is actually a broken image (IF there's anything at all visible), then you can right-click on it and choose "reload image".
yep it works

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