Getting Rid of Gmail Image Placeholders
Just switched to Opera from a very old, very beloved, but increasingly malfunctioning Firefox installation.
I've been delighted to discover how many of my "must have" extensions have equivalents or work-arounds in Opera.
I have really only two problems at the moment, both with gmail. In this post I'll inquire about suppressing the "placeholder" that displays when you have gmail set to not display images by default.
Background: I work exclusively on a laptop (i.e. smallish screen) and many people routinely send me huge embedded pictures in emails that can't be seen on one screen and push the associated text and important function buttons off-screen to the right. So I have to page left and right to read or to reply/forward, etc.
I haven't succeeded in persuading them to stop doing that: It's like whack-a-mole: I get person A to stop, then person B and A starts up again. People are so used to cut-'n'-paste there's no hope of gaining compliance from everyone I deal with.
In Firefox this was easily solved by not displaying images by default. The text would then flow/wrap properly and the button were again easily accessible. The image is completely absent.
Much of the time the image is extraneous but I could still view it once if necessary, then refresh my screen and for the rest of the life of the thread never have to be bothered by it again.
In Opera however a large "placeholder" (empty box) displays in place of the image and the size of the image, which leaves me with the same problem as having the image there would create.
I'm wondering if uBlock Origin could be configured to suppress the empty box (I'm just a user, not a programmer, so I would need guidance). Or maybe even some setting on Opera hidden somewhere in the configuration.
Any help would be appreciated.