How to Stop Webpages from Showing Images in Google Chrome in Windows 11 or 10?

By default, like any other modern browser, Google Chrome also displays all the images for all websites. Also, there is a setting present in Google Chrome to allow or disallow sites to show images.

If you use a slow internet connection or, for some reason, if you want to prevent loading images on all webpages in Google Chrome, this gearupwindows article will guide you.

By tweaking the registry or changing the Chrome settings, you can stop loading images in the Chrome browser in Windows 11 or 10. When you do the required changes in Windows Registry or Chrome Settings, no webpage will be able to load or display the images. Instead, a broken image icon will appear along with alt text (alternative text, if added) for all the pictures in the web pages opened by you.

You can enable or disable displaying images in Google Chrome according to your requirements; here is how to do it?

How to Prevent Webpages from Showing Images in Google Chrome in Windows 11 or 10 using Registry Editor?

To show or hide loading images in Chrome webpages in Windows 11 or 10, use these steps:-

Step 1. Open Registry Editor.

Step 2. In the left sidebar of Registry Editor, navigate or browse to the following key:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies

Step 3. Now, right-click on the Policies folder in the left sidebar and select New > Key.

Step 4. Name the newly created key as Google.

Step 5. Next, right-click on the Google folder and select New > Key.

Step 6. Name this new key as Chrome.

Step 7. Now right-click on the Chrome key and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 8. Name the newly created REG_DWORD as DefaultImagesSetting.

Step 9. Now, double-click on the DefaultImagesSetting REG_DWORD on the right-sidebar and set its “Value data” to 2.

Step 10. Click OK.

Once you complete the above steps, close the Chrome browser and open it again. You will find that no webpage is able to load or display the images. Instead, a broken image icon will appear along with alt text (alternative text, if added) for all the pictures in the web pages opened by you.

How to Stop Webpages from Showing Images in Google Chrome in Windows 11 or 10 using Chrome’s Settings?

To stop or prevent webpages from displaying images in Google Chrome in Windows 11 or 10, use these steps:-

Step 1. Open the Google Chrome browser.

Step 2. Click on the three-dotted icon (Customize and Control Google Chrome) and select Settings in the menu.

Step 3. Click the Privacy and security option in the left sidebar of the Chrome settings page.

Step 4. On the right-side pane, click the Site Settings tile to expand it.

Step 5. Next, scroll down to the right sidebar and click the Images option.

Step 6. Select Don’t allow sites to show images.

Step 7. Restart the Chrome browser.

Once you complete the above steps, when you open a webpage, you will notice that the images are not loading or displaying. Instead, a broken image icon appears along with alt text (alternative text, if added) for all the pictures in the web pages opened by you.

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