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As you know that web page without images loads faster & sometimes less distraction while reading.In my firefox I turn images on and off on the fly.
I read somewhere that run chrome with option '-disable-images' but nothing happened.
Actually no info in manpage of google-chrome . Also i think that option may work for windows exe.
So My question is
How to turn off images in google-chrome?
Also In opera I did not see incremental search i.e you press ctrl+f you get window then enter search query unlike firefox which starts searching as you enter letters so you quickly find out if word is absent (when it beeps & search query gets red background)
Are you using debian file of google-chrome or exe file on windows xp ?
As I have told earlier no mention of 'disable-images' in manpage.
In fact it is
google-chrome(1) USER COMMANDS google-chrome(1)
google-chrome - the web browser from Google
google-chrome [OPTION] [PATH|URL]
See the Google Chrome help center for help on using the browser.
This manpage only describes invocation, environment, and arguments.
Google Chrome has hundreds of undocumented command-line flags that are
added and removed at the whim of the developers. Here, we document
relatively stable flags.
Specifies the directory that user data (your "profile") is kept
in. Defaults to ~/.config/google-chrome/Default . Separate
instances of Google Chrome must use separate user data directo‐
ries; repeated invocations of google-chrome will reuse an exist‐
ing process for a given user data directory.
Runs URL in "app mode": with no browser toolbars.
Specify the HTTP/HTTPS proxy server. Overrides any environment
variables or settings picked via the options dialog.
Disables the proxy server. Overrides any environment variables
or settings picked via the options dialog.
Autodetect proxy configuration. Overrides any environment vari‐
ables or settings picked via the options dialog.
Specify proxy autoconfiguration URL. Overrides any environment
variables or settings picked via the options dialog.
As a GTK+ app, Google Chrome also obeys GTK+ command-line flags, such
as --display. See the GTK documentation for more:
Google Chrome obeys the following environment variables:
Shorthand for specifying all of http_proxy, https_proxy,
http_proxy, https_proxy, ftp_proxy
The proxy servers used for HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP. Note: because
Gnome/KDE proxy settings may propagate into these variables in
some terminals, this variable is ignored (in preference for
actual system proxy settings) when running under Gnome or KDE.
Use the command-line flags to set these when you want to force
Specify proxy autoconfiguration. Defined and empty autodetects;
otherwise, it should be an autoconfig URL. But see above note
Default directory for configuration data.
Default directory for cache data. (Why? See <http://stan‐
Be sure to do your search within "All Issues" before reporting bugs,
and be sure to pick the "Defect on Linux" template when filing a new
The Chromium team - <http://www.chromium.org>
By the way opera works fine.
Maybe even better than firefox , particularly while playing flash video firefox hogs memory.
Why would any self-respecting Linux user choose a proprietary browser out of the many great choices?
Linux is not just for free software activists. Some of us choose our software for performance and comfort reasons.
What are those many great choices? Firefox is bulkier, needs tons of extensions to match Opera's functionality (and the extensions make it slower and more memory-hungry), Swiftfox is slightly faster but doesn't fulfill my needs, Chromium is unstable and lacks even more useful features. Of the lower league, Epiphany has rendering issues, Konqueror has a widely unsupported rendering engine, SeaMonkey is only slightly better, and Dillo is of course unsuitable for any serious browsing. I haven't tried Arora, Midori, others.