Is there an extension or setting for Chrome or Firefox that can disable images in a web page so that I can have a text-only view? Changing the settings in Under the Hood is too cumbersome.
Several months ago, I requested a button/method to make toggling content easier, and it turns out that a month earlier, work was started on a way to create an API to allow extensions to do exactly this, so if you can wait, one day there will be an extension that can do specifically what you want.
For April Fool’s day 2011, Google released a Chrome extension called ChromeLite which while meant as a joke, actually does display most websites in text-mode. Since then, others have created similar extensions like Text Mode and Text Only, Please!.