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Old 09-05-2005, 12:01 PM   #1
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internet browsers


Does exists text Internet browser ?
i'm using a v34 modem,i'm tired about pages full of advertising images
or uneseful images,very heavy to load...
if there are some good text browser for me is a good idea to try....
my platform is mandrake 10.1 -- Kde3.2
(all opinion about text browser are very appreciated !)
Old 09-05-2005, 12:27 PM   #2
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Hi Maurizio,
If you are using Firefox (which I believe Mandrake has) you can stop it from loading images by going to Edit>Preferences>Web Features and uncheck load images.

If the preferences don't show up there try Tools>Options>Web Features.

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You could also take a look at lynx, links and elinks.
Old 09-05-2005, 12:42 PM   #4
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Yes, or perhaps download the Firefox extension called "PrefButtons," which will let you add a checkbox to your toolbar to turn images on or off.
However, you could also download the Firefox extension called "Adblock," which blocks images only if it thinks they are advertising.
(You could also use the Links browser which is a true text-mode browser, but you probably don't want to.)
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There's a Firefox extension called adblock that can block banner ads, and in Opera, there's a button that "shows/hides" images.
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There are also various "proxies," probably the oldest of which was called JunkBuster, which can filter HTTP traffic for you, eliminating ads and popups.

The word "proxy" generally means a tool that acts as a go-between between you and some Internet service. You connect to the proxy through one port, and the proxy connects to the service using the normal port.

Some proxies run globally, on behalf of all users, while others can be run in your own personal session.

You'll be amazed at how much faster the Internet runs with all that crap filtered out. You'll wonder why you didn't do it ages ago.


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