Browser with Disable Images Function

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  1. NSquirrel

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    Any thoughts/ recommendations wrt blocking images when browsing on an iPad? I have tried Atomic, which has a setting but does not seem to function. Dolphin talks about it a lot, but then forgets to mention that the ability is for the iPhone and not iPad... Icab says it can, but I am not willing to pay to check that it does not work. (But I am willing to pay if it does!)

    BTW I am not looking to jailbreak my Air 2, which I think may offer methods.

    It seems such a trivial option; I had it with my first Mac running OS7 (I think) back at the start of the net when I hooked up with a 1200/75 baud modem, if I recall correctly, and there has always been the function available in browsers since then.

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    Have you tried the Puffin browser? It's a paid browser app that comes with a free two week trial period. This should be long enough to determine if it can block images like you want.
     
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    Well, since I own it (though haven't used it in a while) - it appears that the iCab browser app DOES hide images.

    Here is a screenshot of Amazon's main site (with site images disabled via iCab's settings):

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    Not an image to be seen. So, maybe good enough for you?

    Marilyn
     
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    Great. Many thanks for both replies above. I will try Puffin, for the experience/ knowledge, but Icab certainly does the job.

    Nick

    Update: Just to correct something above, Atomic does work in terms of disabling images; when I tried altering the setting, I had already looked at the two test pages. As the images were already cached, they showed up. Trying again on another web page, the images are hidden.

    Still to try Puffin and Icab, but found that Mercury has the facility too. (Now I am getting spoilt for choice :) )
     
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    I wish we could use AdBlock like on FF and Chrome. It really works well and is just an add on
     
  6. NSquirrel

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    ibill: Mercury (free) has extensions including an Ad Block. I have not explored as to how good it is yet. (Good collection of FF extensions would go down well here too. With Chrome, I got fed up with persistent unrequested updates hogging processor power -or lack of, on XP, so still tend to avoid it.)

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    Thanks for the Mercury suggestion. Will take a look
     
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    Just tested it briefly. It stops some adverts, with a space and advertisement underneath. Many seem to get through, though. I suppose the advertisers are wise to the means of blocking. (No Script would be a good FF add-on too, for adverts.)
     
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    Got Mercury. Took me awhile to import my book marks. iPad goes to safari so I couldn't import to chrome. Got on lap top and they imported to Mercury on my iPad. Really don't now how it happened. LOL. Thanks for the idea looks like it's going to work okay
     
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    For blocking ads, Weblock is the answer.
     

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