How to hide images on specific sites in Chrome

If you need distraction-free reading on Web sites, read on.

It's difficult to read a large portion of text on a Web site that has images flashing and scrolling by. Luckily, Google Chrome offers a way to block individual sites from being able to load these images, keeping your reading environment distraction-free. Here's how:

Step 1: Open Google Chrome and click the wrench menu in the top right corner. Then go to Options.

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Step 2: Click Under the Hood on the left side, and then the Content settings button.

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Step 3: Under the Images area, click the Manage Exceptions button.

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Step 4: Click inside the blue box to add a new site. You just need the URL, and then you will need to change the Behavior drop-down box to "Block."

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Step 5: Reload your browser and go to the site. The images will not load until you remove the block (a small X will appear next to the site when you put your mouse over it) and restart your browser again.

Before image blocking. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/Beatport
After image blocking. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/Beatport

You can also take these instructions and block images on all sites except the ones you specify in the Allow list in the same area mentioned in Step 4. 

 

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