It is no news that firefox made an update to their desktop browser few months ago and the new versions (from version 23) had some previously visible options omitted.

One of the major functionalities that were disabled and remained a matter of concern are the options to Disable Javascript and also Turn off images. There are a couple of reasons why you might want to turn off your javascript or images such as poor load time due to slow internet speed etc.

disabling images in mozilla firefox recent versions

After a whole lot of search through the menu options of the web browser program, I finally gave up searching the menus and I had to look for a work around to fixing this. Guess what, I definitely came up with one.

Disabling JavaScript and Images in Firefox wasn’t actually removed completely but was hidden and removed from the regular user interface. If you know the about:config options, you can find your way through it.

How To Turn Off Images In Firefox Browser 23, 24 +

1. In your address bar, type in the word about:config and hit the Enter button.

2. You’ll land on a page with lots of option in a tabular form. It has numerous rows and four columns of Prefrence Name,  Status, Type and Value. In the search box above the table, type in permissions.default.image . The first row that shows up is what we need to edit in order to disable images.

3. In the permissions.default.image row, the column with title as value has 1. Double click on one and dialogue box would pop up for you to make an entry, change the number 1 to 2 and hit OK.

4. Hurray, your images would be disabled. To enable your images again, follow the same procedure as above, but change the value from 2 back to 1.

How To Disable Javascript In Firefox Browser 23, 24 +

1. Following the same method as for images, type about:config and hit the Enter button.

2. In the search box provided above the table, type in javascript.enabled and the very first row is what we have to edit. In the value row, you’ll see true. Double click on true to change it to False.

3. As long as the row remains in False, your javascript would be disabled. You can change it back to normal by double clicking to display true.

There are addons that can help you achieve this, but since we could alter these options manually, I guess that was the reason I never searched for them.

Feel free to ask any questions if need be and remember to share this tutorial with your friends.



  1. Sincerely I find it really annoying that people will disable Javascript on their web browsers… a web developer this drives me nuts cos most of the stuffs that web developers all over the world develop does rely on javascript.
    Sincerely disabling javascript on your browser would only impoverish your experience on the web.

    • Sure Agi,
      Most web stuff rely on javascripts, but there are cases when you might want to disable them either to copy stuff from where right click is disabled and lots more. I hope you do understand my point.

  2. For slow internet connections , disabling javascript and images can be helpful as it can improve the speed of internet . To accomplish this , you shared a good tutorial . Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us.

    • Thanks for finding time to read through. I’ve been on the net for quite sometime now and love doing amazing tech things, and that’s the passion that drove me through making this research and discovery.
      Thanks for your compliment.

  3. Oscar The III… Ure wonderful imagine i have been looking for something very cool like this.

    Firefox just keep sucking My Cost MB!! 9ja Networks Tinz ^_^
    Thanks A lot Dude. Thumbs Up!

  4. Hello Oscar,
    Usefull information I guess,but it didn’t work for me somehow. Yes those surveys don’t show up, that’s great. But when I click the download button nothing happens, so I can’t get needed file anyways. :/


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