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Firefox Image Loading

Blocks images not from originating site

     
9:09 pm on Jan 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Firefox has an option to allow images "for the originating web site only". It seems that the only way to have it unselected is to turn off the option just above to "Load images". To see the problem notice that the banner logo here at webmasterworld is stored at [showcase.netins.net ]
Now my Firefox set up is seeing showcase.netins.net and saying block the image cause it's not from webmasterworld.com.

I can go in and put an exception that allows images from an external server and everything is ok, but it gets to be a little trouble when you are at a site buying something and you have to do the above just to see your "Submit" buttons.

I'm looking for solutions to smooth all this out since going default Firefox.

I would also be interested in knowing why images are located as they are here.

[edited by: BlobFisk at 4:44 pm (utc) on Jan. 10, 2005]
[edit reason] Fixed URL! [/edit]

10:34 pm on Jan 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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In my version of Firefox (1.0) this wasn't the default option, and it's easy to have unchecked. Just check load images, and don't check the originating website only button.

Tools > Options > Web Features
[x] Load Images
[ ] For the originating website only

Some people load ads this way, and the advertiser handles the details. Others don't want to use the bandwidth, so "borrow" it from the other site. The best reason I can think of to select the option is that it would probably avoid quite a few ads, but other content would be tossed out as well.

11:34 pm on Jan 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Tools > Options > Web Features
[x] Load Images
[ ] For the originating website only

I just can't get mine to stay that way. When I reopen Firefox they will be both checked.
7:33 pm on Jan 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Do you have this set in user.js? Was the browser shut down cleanly or did it crash (in which case the pref may not have been saved)? Do you have any extensions that might fiddle with your prefs?
8:04 pm on Jan 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Do you have any extensions that might fiddle with your prefs?

I found out yesterday that the extension "Image-Show-Hide 0.1.4.4" had a setting that was conflicting. It needed to be set to "load all images" the same as the setting in FF Options. All is well now. Thanks:)