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  1. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    21 Nov '09 11:18
    I know that some people like animated gifs and they should be able to keep them

    I know that one can freeze an animated gif at a given page.

    I would like to have a setting to freeze ALL animated gifs for me, since I am not a fan. Expecially the fast moving ones distract me.
  2. Standard member sbacat
    Eddie's Dad
    21 Nov '09 12:29
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    I know that some people like animated gifs and they should be able to keep them

    I know that one can freeze an animated gif at a given page.

    I would like to have a setting to freeze ALL animated gifs for me, since I am not a fan. Expecially the fast moving ones distract me.
    You could insist that all animated gifs only play through once and then stop. I'd support that.
  3. Standard member zozozozo
    Thread Killing Chimp
    21 Nov '09 13:01
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    I know that one can freeze an animated gif at a given page.
    By settings in your browser? Maybe you can also turn them off for entire sites? Or there might be browser add-ons or scripts for that.
  4. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    21 Nov '09 17:56 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    I know that some people like animated gifs and they should be able to keep them

    I know that one can freeze an animated gif at a given page.

    I would like to have a setting to freeze ALL animated gifs for me, since I am not a fan. Expecially the fast moving ones distract me.
    Just hit ESC if you're in Firefox, or STOP in IE.

    http://snook.ca/archives/browsers/stopping_animat

    Or, to stop them permanently:

    http://labnol.blogspot.com/2007/08/how-to-stop-gif-image-animations-from.html
  5. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    22 Nov '09 20:52
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Just hit ESC if you're in Firefox, or STOP in IE.

    http://snook.ca/archives/browsers/stopping_animat

    Or, to stop them permanently:

    http://labnol.blogspot.com/2007/08/how-to-stop-gif-image-animations-from.html
    I knew about the Esc, but thank you for the link!
  6. Subscriber Very Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
    22 Nov '09 20:59
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Just hit ESC if you're in Firefox, or STOP in IE.

    http://snook.ca/archives/browsers/stopping_animat

    Or, to stop them permanently:

    http://labnol.blogspot.com/2007/08/how-to-stop-gif-image-animations-from.html
    I think I will add that link too, thanks. I might even learn something.
  7. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    23 Nov '09 02:26
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Just hit ESC if you're in Firefox, or STOP in IE.

    http://snook.ca/archives/browsers/stopping_animat

    Or, to stop them permanently:

    http://labnol.blogspot.com/2007/08/how-to-stop-gif-image-animations-from.html
    Here's the text of the "permanent stopping" link:

    If you want to permanently block GIF animations in your browser, do the following:
    In Firefox - Type about:config and change the value of string image.animation_mode from normal to none.
    In Internet Explorer - Tools -> Options -> Advance. Uncheck the box in Multimedia group that says "Play animations in web pages"


    Just tried it in IE, and it works!!!! Thank you SG, you've made my day.
  8. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    26 Nov '09 11:46
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Here's the text of the "permanent stopping" link:

    If you want to permanently block GIF animations in your browser, do the following:
    In Firefox - Type about:config and change the value of string image.animation_mode from normal to none.
    In Internet Explorer - Tools -> Options -> Advance. Uncheck the box in Multimedia group that says "Play animations i ...[text shortened]... pages"


    Just tried it in IE, and it works!!!! Thank you SG, you've made my day.
    Be aware that his browser mod will affect all sites.

    D
  9. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    26 Nov '09 16:23
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Be aware that his browser mod will affect all sites.

    D
    That's actually good news.
  10. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    06 Dec '09 00:23
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    I know that some people like animated gifs and they should be able to keep them

    I know that one can freeze an animated gif at a given page.

    I would like to have a setting to freeze ALL animated gifs for me, since I am not a fan. Expecially the fast moving ones distract me.
    All I have to say to this is: Thank God you can't fly a 747 without reading the instructions.
  11. 21 Dec '09 00:28
    Nowakowski's picture gives me headaches