Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

I want a firefox extension or plugin to do this

Anyone know if anything like it exists, or what search terms I should use to look for it?

When I load a page, I want it to ignore any content with a URL from a different domain than the main page URL. It should just put a little icon there instead, the same way mail clients like Thunderbird do with remote images. Secondly, you should be able to selectively click on any individual icon to load just that image, without having to load all images.
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
July 5th, 2007 9:34pm
I think Proxomitron can do this, but I'm not sure.
Permalink Not really a techie 
July 5th, 2007 9:50pm
Sounds like something you could do with a greasemonkey script.
Permalink Send private email Wayne 
July 5th, 2007 9:55pm
I've used Proximotron in the past, but while it is powerful, I'm not sure it can do exactly this.

On checking various ad blocker extensions, they generally work by blocking particular things matching a list. I'd rather take the view that anything that didn't come from the place I'm visiting is presumed unwanted and should be blocked by default.

It's all very well having ads to support web sites, but it's bloody annoying when the web page won't load because the ad server is taking 5 minutes to respond to the request and the ads are put in the queue ahead of the real content. Mostly I just ignore those stupid web pages and decide they don't want visitors, but sometimes I would like to actually view the content I was looking for.

My normal policy is that if I see a blank page waiting to load for more than a second or two I click stop and go back. Anyone else do that?
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July 5th, 2007 10:02pm
"My normal policy is that if I see a blank page waiting to load for more than a second or two I click stop and go back. Anyone else do that?"

Yes.  It's even worse when the ad hangs FF to the point where the only thing to do is stop the process and start over.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 5th, 2007 10:06pm
By the way, CoT is a culprit here too. Sometimes CoT won't load because tcwozere.co.uk won't respond to the request and the whole page is blocked as a result.
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July 5th, 2007 10:06pm
Don't hit refresh, that stuff should be in your cache.
Permalink Send private email Wayne 
July 5th, 2007 10:24pm

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