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Old 06-02-2010, 05:20 AM   #1
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turning off images in google-chrome


I got the debian file from http://www.google.com/chrome?platform=linux for my ubuntu 8.04.
Just
Code:
#dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
worked.

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?
 
Old 06-02-2010, 10:57 PM   #2
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Make sure you write:

Code:
--disable-images
With two dashes, then a single one.

Does it have to be Chrome? Opera can toggle images on the fly too, and doesn't suffer from Chrome's limitations. It also offers a "turbo mode" that disables other stuff to make pages load faster.
 
Old 06-02-2010, 11:48 PM   #3
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By the way i got opera from http://www.opera.com/download/index.dml?platform=linux

Still
Code:
google-chrome --disable-images
does not work.
 
Old 06-03-2010, 12:02 AM   #4
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Weird, it did work for me. Good luck then.
 
Old 06-03-2010, 12:31 AM   #5
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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)

to jsepia
Are you using debian file of google-chrome or exe file on windows xp ?
 
Old 06-03-2010, 12:37 AM   #6
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Opera does have incremental search, but in old versions (10.10 and lower) you have to press slash (/) to access it. Very unintuitive, yes. You can still reconfigure the key shortcuts, though.
 
Old 06-03-2010, 12:52 AM   #7
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Thank You jsepia about '/' keyboard shortcut to search incrementally.
Also , there is quick find in firefox using same '/' key .
I had discovered it accidentally sometime ago.
Now I know
Code:
in FIREFOX
Find As You Type Link	' 
Find As You Type Text	/
I am using
Code:
OPERA
Version 10.10
Build 4742
Platform Linux
System i686, 2.6.24-27-generic
Qt library 3.3.8b
Java Java Runtime Environment installed
QUESTION that still remains
Turn off images in google-chrome.
Quote:
jsepia , Are you using debian file of google-chrome or exe file on windows xp ? (because your icon shows windows xp 2003)

Last edited by sumeet inani; 06-04-2010 at 05:41 AM.
 
Old 06-03-2010, 07:56 PM   #8
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I'm using Chromium binaries for CentOS. It required a lot of hacking to make it work
 
Old 06-04-2010, 05:40 AM   #9
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I got google-chrome from http://www.google.com/chrome/thankyo...ux_ubuntu_i386

As I have told earlier no mention of 'disable-images' in manpage.
In fact it is
Code:
google-chrome(1)                 USER COMMANDS                google-chrome(1)



NAME
       google-chrome - the web browser from Google


SYNOPSIS
       google-chrome [OPTION] [PATH|URL]


DESCRIPTION
       See the Google Chrome help center for help on using the browser.

              <http://www.google.com/support/chrome/>

       This manpage only describes invocation, environment, and arguments.


OPTIONS
       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.

       --user-data-dir=DIR
              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.


       --app=URL
              Runs URL in "app mode": with no browser toolbars.


       --proxy-server=host:port
              Specify  the HTTP/HTTPS proxy server.  Overrides any environment
              variables or settings picked via the options dialog.


       --no-proxy-server
              Disables the proxy server.  Overrides any environment  variables
              or settings picked via the options dialog.


       --proxy-auto-detect
              Autodetect proxy configuration.  Overrides any environment vari‐
              ables or settings picked via the options dialog.


       --proxy-pac-url=URL
              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:

              <http://library.gnome.org/devel/gtk/stable/gtk-running.html>
              <http://library.gnome.org/devel/gtk/stable/gtk-x11.html>


ENVIRONMENT
       Google Chrome obeys the following environment variables:


       all_proxy
              Shorthand   for   specifying  all  of  http_proxy,  https_proxy,
              ftp_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
              their values.


       auto_proxy
              Specify proxy autoconfiguration.  Defined and empty autodetects;
              otherwise, it should be an autoconfig URL.  But see  above  note
              about Gnome/KDE.


FILES
       ~/.config/google-chrome
              Default directory for configuration data.


       ~/.cache/google-chrome
              Default  directory  for  cache  data.   (Why?  See <http://stan‐
              dards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/latest/> .)


BUGS
       Bug tracker:

              http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/list

       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
       one.


AUTHOR
       The Chromium team - <http://www.chromium.org>



                                                              google-chrome(1)
By the way opera works fine.
Maybe even better than firefox , particularly while playing flash video firefox hogs memory.
 
Old 06-05-2010, 06:13 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sumeet inani View Post
By the way opera works fine.
Maybe even better than firefox , particularly while playing flash video firefox hogs memory.
Glad you liked it. (: Opera is so underrated.
 
Old 06-05-2010, 06:39 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jsepia View Post
Opera is so underrated.
Because it's proprietary.

Why would any self-respecting Linux user choose a proprietary browser out of the many great choices?
 
Old 06-05-2010, 11:22 PM   #12
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Because it's proprietary.

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.
 
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Chromium? Unstable? Never happened to me.

I think Midori is great, but it's still it its early development stage and it has lots of bugs and missing features. Still quite usable, though.
 
Old 06-06-2010, 01:00 PM   #14
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Parameters - extended - very first button on the left - pictures - here it is... Maybe...
 
Old 06-06-2010, 11:11 PM   #15
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Chromium? Unstable? Never happened to me.

I think Midori is great, but it's still it its early development stage and it has lots of bugs and missing features. Still quite usable, though.
As an XFCE fan, I'll definitely have to try Midori, it sound promising.

By the way sumeet, sorry for the off topic posts.
 
  


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