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Allow the display of image download placeholders

This policy setting specifies whether placeholders appear for graphical images while the images are downloading. This allows items on the page to be positioned where they will appear when the images are completely downloaded. This option is ignored if the Show Pictures check box is cleared. If you enable this policy setting placeholders appear for graphical images while the images are downloading. The user cannot change this policy setting. The “Turn off image display” policy setting must be disabled if this policy setting is enabled. If you disable this policy setting placeholders will not appear for graphical images while the images are downloading. The user cannot change this policy setting. If you do not configure this policy setting the user can allow or prevent the display of placeholders for graphical images while the images are downloading.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> Main # Show image placeholders

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Settings -> Advanced settings -> Multimedia

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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