How to find out how many megabytes a webpage is?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mrsir2009, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    #1
    Hey guys,

    How do I find out how many megabytes a webpage is? I don't mind using any web browser, and I'm running OSX Lion.

    Thanks
     
  2. GenesisJLS macrumors regular

    GenesisJLS

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    Well, if you mean a single static page, and you using Firefox, you could simply go to file>save page as and secondary click the downloaded webpage to see how large it is. If you're talking about an entire site, like Macrumors, it's impossible to know unless you ask the sites developer. I wish there was an easier way.
     
  3. avro707 macrumors 6502a

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    Use Firefox, get the following addons:

    1. Firebug
    2. ySlow for Firebug

    ySlow will help you out with page weights, and it'll give you a break down of your page size, and what you can do to fix it. This is the easy way to keep tabs on this kind of stuff.
     
  4. eljanitor, Oct 15, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2011

    eljanitor macrumors 6502

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    Using Firefox just do the following:

    Control key plus left click on the web page. Then select "View Page Info"
    (or simply right click does the same as left click + control key)

    ......and you get what I have in the image there and it tells you the size.
     

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  5. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    #5
    Thanks!

    Is there any way to do this in Chrome or Safari? I'll download Firefox if I have to, but I'd much prefer to do it in Chrome or Safari if its possible. :)
     

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