Oh, shoot, I already changed it to true. I’ll go back and put it to false. However, the images on the web site did remain cached after I changed the setting to true.
I am only allowed 5GB per month with my current internet plan. Are there some settings you can recommend I change in Firefox to decrease the bytes I’m downloading while surfing the web?
I tried turning off images all together but that’s no fun.
Does the url of that site, or at least of the images there begin with ‘https:’ That would explain it. To check the url of the images, right click on an image and then properties . The ‘s’ stands for ssl (secure socket layer)
“I am only allowed 5GB per month with my current internet plan. Are there some settings you can recommend I change in Firefox to decrease the bytes Im downloading while surfing the web?”
I’ll write this out as best I can...
1. go to http://www.abelhadigital.com/hostsman and download hostsman.
2. install hostsman
3. run hostsman
4. In the menu bar go to Hosts->manage Hosts
add the following sources for host file automated updates:
In alphabetical order:
* Site: http://www.hosts-file.net/
* Source: http://support.it-mate.co.uk/downloads/hphosts.zip
* Mirror: http://hphosts.gt500.org/hosts.zip
hpHosts (Ad and tracking servers only)
5. in Hostsman menu bar go to Hosts-> Optimize Hosts
Open Firefox browser...
6. go to http://netticat.ath.cx/BetterCache/BetterCache.htm and install BetterCache
7. go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2489/ and install CacheViewer. (This is NOT required, however it simplifies working with your firefox cache.)
8. go to http://flashblock.mozdev.org/ and install flashblock
9. go to http://noscript.net/ and install noscript extension
10. go to http://code.google.com/p/uctb/ and download Undo Closed Tabs Button extension
11. go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9609/ and install ghostery extension
Note that hostsman will control the HOSTS file and remove 95% of all advertisements on the internet. Drastically reduces your bandwidth use on textbased browsing. However it will also block some websites you might use regularly... such as facebook.com, you need to use the Hostsman HOSTS editor to remove any url from the blocklist ....
Note that BetterCache is extremely aggressive in default settings... you will have to decide on the caching options... it takes some time to find what works for you.
If you’re crazy enough, you can install an industrial level proxy cache like squid (http://www.squid-cache.org/) and it will help keep low that download rate even for a whole network. If you aren’t that crazy, what JerseyHighlander #15 said should be enough.