Is there a way to stop a page from loading in my web browser when I find out it has video?

by on August 13, 2010

Q: I have an old emachine and I live in the country. I have dialup and the fastest I can get is 53.3 Kbps.

For that reason, I don’t download large file such as videos because you can imagine how long that would take and long before it was done my ISP would disconnect me. I try to be careful about sites I visit and if they are loaded with video ads I back out as fast as I can. Sometimes I can’t even using Esc or Alt+Ctrl+Delete. Of course I’m blocked by programming that probably includes a “stay here” line. If I unplug the phone line from the wall jack, the computer freezes and the only way I can end it is to go to Shutdown, but even then I have to wait. So my question is, is there some keyboard command I can use to over-ride programming to stop a download?


One Response to “Is there a way to stop a page from loading in my web browser when I find out it has video?”
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    You can use an ad-blocking browser plugins to disable those ads.

    Check out this guide from Lifehacker. They have a lot of good tips for how to make things a bit better for you: http://lifehacker.com/140120/geek-to-live–how-to-survive-a-slow-internet-connection