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Images Do Not Load On "Open In New Tab" Pages

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D.Dancer

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Post Posted December 24th, 2017, 3:23 pm

It is quite frustrating in that I am opening the link in a new tab to allow the page to load fully before I view the page, but sometimes the page does not load animated gifs as expected, so when I view the page, suddenly, I am waiting till the browser downloads the image first.

What's causing that?

DanRaisch
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Post Posted December 24th, 2017, 4:56 pm

Moving to Firefox Support.

Gingerbread Man

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Post Posted December 25th, 2017, 3:23 pm

The site is probably "lazy loading" the images, meaning they don't start loading until you've scrolled them into view. This keeps their servers from being pummeled with dozens or more image requests at a time. I don't see any add-ons to disable this. Some user scripts exist, though whether they're still up-to-date or work on the sites you visit is another story. If you can't find a suitable one, you can make a request on the forum.

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