Display images instead of grey boxes

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By default, WebSite-Watcher replaces all images in a page with local, grey boxes. This is the fastest way to check and open bookmarks.

 

Alternatively to the ugly grey boxes you can also download and display the real images of a page. The image configuration can be changed globally in the program configuration, or individually for each bookmark.

Options to download images

WebSite-Watcher supports the following options to download and display images:

 

1.Display grey boxes instead of images (fastest)
If this option is enabled, all images will be replaced with a local, grey image. This is the fastest way to check and open bookmarks, no images are downloaded and displayed.
 
2.Don't display images
Replaces all images with a transparent image, so no image is displayed in the page. Use that option if images overlap other areas of the page. It is as fast as option #1.
 
3.Use absolute addresses for all images
If this option is enabled, all image addresses will be converted to absolute addresses. No images will be downloaded during a check. As soon as you open a bookmark, the images will be downloaded from the server and displayed in your browser.
 
4.Save images to disk

If this option is enabled, WebSite-Watcher downloads images as soon as an update is detected. All images are saved to your hard disk.

 

Always download all images

If this option is enabled, WebSite-Watcher will always download all images instead of only new images. Enable this option if a web page always uses the the same filename for changed images.

 

Filter images from other domains

This option will not download images from other domains. Often some kind of advertisement comes from other domains.

 

Filter banner by dimensions

This option will not download images with dimensions that are typically used for advertisement.

 

Only filter banner by dimensions from other domains

This option will not download images (from other domains) with dimensions that are typically used for advertisement.

 

 

Show embedded flash videos

WebSite-Watcher can optionally show embedded flash videos if absolute image addresses or downloading images is enabled. Showing embedded flash animations makes it comfortable to play such videos (eg. YouTube videos) within the checked page, but it can also slow down the opening process of bookmarks.

 

Don't show images within filtered content

If enabled, WebSite-Watcher will not download and display images within filtered content. This option only works in combination with Ignore filters, not with Watch filters.

Global image configuration

1.Click Options in the main menu
2.Open the "Program configuration"
3.Select the "Bookmarks" tab
4.Click the "Download/Display Images..." button
5.Enter the image configuration

 

howto_imageconfig_global

 

Individual image configuration per bookmark

1.Open bookmark properties
2.Select the "Advanced" tab
3.Select "Images" on the left side
4.Enter the image configuration

 

howto_imageconfig_bookmark

 




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