How do I use less data?

Here are a couple of links to websites that give some great tips for using less data on your browsers with your internet sticks. Check them out!

http://www.howtogeek.com/138658/how-to-make-your-computers-browser-use-less-data-while-tethering/

http://adlankhalidi.com/2012/how-to-reduce-bandwidth-on-limited-broadband-package/

Also, here are some tips for having your browser not automatically load images to save data.

Chrome: Open the Settings screen, click Show advanced settings at the
bottom, and click the Content Settings button under Privacy. Select Do
not show any images.

Firefox: Open the Options window, click the Content icon, and uncheck
Load images automatically.

Internet Explorer: Open the Internet Options window, click the
Advanced tab, scroll down to the Multimedia section, and uncheck Show
pictures.

Opera: Open the Preferences window, click the Webpages tab, and select
No Images in the Images box.

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One Response to How do I use less data?

  1. Jared says:

    For the new versions of Firefox, the option to turn off images by going to Options has been removed. Now, you must do the following steps:
    1. Open a new tab and type in about:config as the URL
    2. Search for preferences.default.image
    3. Right-click on the Value which should be 1 beforehand. Click modify and type 2 and enter. Having 1 in the box means that images will be shown, and having 2 in the box means that images will be blocked.

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