I moved recently and still have no internet connection, so I'm trying to live with 3G somehow for a few days. It's really frustrating to browse the internet loading things at 8kbps(that's how it works in Brazil, folks).
All the browsers nowadays never display the content before loading stylesheets. Even though the html is already loaded. All I want is to read the content, I don't need no css, images and anything else, nor I need to wait over one minute to load a single page.
Firefox, chromium and opera solutions accepted.
A simple solution for the "old" Opera (12.x; as far as I know this isn't possible with Blink, i.e. 15+) would be to set it to display in user mode:
User mode's default settings are designed to display webpages with only CSS that has been specified in the options described under Site Preferences and Style Options. By default no CSS that the creator or site specified will be used.
You can do this globally (
Style Options..., then select your style sheet on the
Display tab, and on the
Presentation Modes tab, set the
Default mode to be
User mode), and/or use specific user styles for individual web pages (
Right-click on page >
Edit Site Preferences... >
Display, then select your style sheet.
While mainly intended for usability purposes (e.g. for the visually impaired), this should do the trick for you if you don't want any CSS to load. Whether you want to apply some basic local styling of your own is up to you.
You may also want to consider enabling
Opera Turbo if you haven't already; it loads web content on Opera's server, sends it to you in compressed format, and Opera decompresses it for you locally. Not ideal for dynamic web apps, but great for speeding up static pages on slow connections.
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