When opening web pages in Firefox, I usually want images to show, but sometimes I want a particular tab to NOT display images, because of reasons like slowness/annoyance/privacy.

Is there an extension or user script for that?


  • Push a button (or shortcut) to hide images of a particular tab (or at least prevent them from loading)
  • Other tabs must continue to show images as normal
  • Works on recent Firefox
  • Supports Wikipedia, Facebook, and as many websites as possible
  • Free

I tried Images Block, it does not work on Wikipedia because of a Firefox bug.

  • You can configure imglikeopera to do what you want. It seems to be an abandoned project (not updated since 2013) but it works almost perfectly in my FF 38.x. However, new reviews suggest that it doesn't work for FF 40.x. but you can at least try it. Don't forget to follow the advice here.
    – Firelord
    Commented Sep 30, 2015 at 11:42
  • So if you enable this for a tab, and in that same tab you navigate to a different site, it should keep being enabled, right? (i.e., it’s not for the currently shown page/site, but for the tab itself)
    – unor
    Commented Oct 3, 2015 at 14:32
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    unor: As soon as I navigate to a different site, any behaviour is acceptable: Keep blocking, or stop blocking. I will accept either one.
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Commented Oct 5, 2015 at 3:14

2 Answers 2


What you seek is the extension called Tab Permissions by Nag. Matsui.

It does exactly what you want:

  • You can push a toolbar button to hide of a particular tab (middle icons below):

    toolbar buttons

  • Other tabs will continue to show images as normal
  • Works on recent versions of Firefox
  • Supports all websites
  • Is completely free (gratis)

It can also be used to toggle javascript, redirects, plug-ins, and frames on any tab.



You can use QuickJava For that.

Allows quick enable and disable of Java, Javascript, Cookies, Image Animations, Flash, Silverlight, Images, Stylesheets and Proxy from the Toolbar. This is great for increasing security or decreasing bandwidth.

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    But this is not per tab, is it?
    – unor
    Commented Oct 3, 2015 at 14:30
  • You could use ImgLikeOpera for that. In this add on you can set different policy for each tab.
    – Mohit Garg
    Commented Oct 3, 2015 at 18:08
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    @4mohit: Then would you mind deleting this answer and creating an answer detaling how ImgLikeOpera solves the question? Thanks a lot! :-)
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Commented Oct 5, 2015 at 3:16

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