> Just so I understand. Will the only way for me to see an image
> (even in the new release) would be to turn images on and reload the page?
short of a macro as described above, it looks that way, but keep in mind that the act of turning images on and reloading the page can also be executed as a very simple macro, from a button or menu item or keyboard shortcut...
> As I am just an ignorant end-user, the hack seems beyond my abilities!
oh, i promise, if i can come up with it, anyone could (and probably something better)... it would just involve learning to write an extremely simple (two lines) batch file, and to execute it with a macro (another two lines or so), both of which are good things to have at your disposal, and certainly not outside the scope of 'end user'...
and you can always get help on these forums.
in all honesty, what i've taken to doing a large part of the time is keeping images *on*, limiting my simultaneous connections to a host to 2, and just hitting 'Esc' once the part of the page i want has downloaded... not elegant, but versatile.