How to Block Images on Google Search

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How to block images on Google search? No images? You may be thinking that it’s a bit unusual. No. People are searching for this. Why? They are tired of getting punched with needless ads, abusive images when they scroll through the web. Moreover, when you search for any documents, which is mainly textual, images are needless.

Blocking images is not a good practice but sometimes we need it. Reasons are plenty. Sometimes, we meet a slow internet connection, limited data or intention to avoid ads. All these glitches meet a single solution, block the images on google search. If web pages load without images, it will save the data consumption, you will be able to surf more content when you have limited data left on your account.

Without images, the web pages will be lighter so loading time will be slashed, so you will experience a better browsing speed if you are with a slow internet connection. Occasionally, blocking images is equal to block ads. Most of the ads are in image format, so ads will stop bothering you.

Block Images on Chrome

If you want to block images on Google search, Chrome offers two options. You may either block images for every website you visit or block specific sites from loading the images. Move your mouse cursor at the right corner and click on “customize and control” button and open “Settings” menu. Scroll down and you will find “show advanced settings” link, click on it to explore. Under the “Privacy” option you will find “content settings”, click it.

Under “Images” section you will notice two options are lying, first, one is “Show all images”(by default selected) and the second one is “do not show any images”. If you desired to block images from every site then click on “do not show any images” and hit the ‘Done’ button.


If you desire to customise this image blocking for some specific sites then click on the “Manage exceptions” button. There you will be asked to enter the sites URL and give your selection regarding image visibility by toggling the value “Allow/Block”. This one is a very useful feature. You can allow to display images of entire websites and block those selected sites from displaying images on the exception list or vice-versa.

Block images on Firefox

Firefox is not left behind in this race. To achieve this similar facility in Firefox, navigate to the URL bar and type “about:config” and hit the Enter. A warning message will appear, to reconfirm your action, click on the “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button. A huge list of keys will appear and there search for the “permissions.default.image” key.


Firefox will refine the list and show you the key contains that phrase. There, you can either double-click or right-click and select modify option on the key to change its value. The default number would be 1, which allows all images to load. Change the value from 1 to 2 and click on the “ok” button to block all images. Now, whenever you browse in Firefox, web pages will load image free.

 Block Images on Opera

In our Opera browser, we can easily block images on Google search. Go to “Settings” through the “Opera” logo at the upper left corner or by pressing “Alt+P” key. In settings click on the “Website” section and scroll down to “Image” division. Select “Do not show any images” for blocking image loading from every website.


However, you can administer exhibiting or obstructing images for specific websites just like Chrome. To achieve this click on the “Manage Exception” button and a window will appear. Type the URL of the site you want and toggle the value “Allow/Block” as per your need.

Block images on Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer also provides you with the privilege by making you able to block images on Google search. Consequently, it does not offer URL specific image blocking. It’s a simple procedure in Internet Explorer. Head on to “Tools” and click on “Internet Option”. After it opens you will find “Advance” tab just click on it. Scroll down for “Multimedia” section there you will notice “Show pictures” option with a checkbox. If you uncheck the box, all images will be hidden and if you check the box then all images will be visible. Then click on “Apply” and “ok” button to save the settings.


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