I have a very slow dial up connection. It changes daily and today it's 26400 bps. The most I could expect is around 28000. I've spoken to the commune's mayor and there is still no sign of ADSL so for the time being I have to make do. In order to improve load times in Safari - I've trashed the favicons folder and locked the replacement folder. I've used a .css style sheet that's made a really great difference to page load times but there are still some annoying anomalies that I'd love to solve. Is it possible to identify, say a 1 mb gif in the Activity Window and stop it from loading in to decrease the page load time? Today I went to look at a review and it took 5 minutes to load in because content always comes after ads in page load orders and the reason for the long wait was for this big fat useless gif. If I could get rid of all the advertising guff, my internet experience would improve immeasurably. Any advice would be really appreciated. Oh and if anyone else is having a similar problems on dial-up I used the ad blocker from http://www.floppymoose.com/ and it really helped.