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    Animation isn't animating! (Firefox 1.0.4)

    While still in version 1.0.3, I noticed that my "smilies" no longer were animated! And I miss them because yes, they make me smile! So I upgraded to my current version hoping that would solve the problem. It didn't. I do have the extension "Alt Popup Attribute" installed. I have uninstalled and reinstalled this extension a couple of times but it hasn't helped! Are there any suggestions that I can try in order to get things "right" again? Maybe that extension isn't even responsible for the animation just alternate text perhaps? Anyway thanks for any and all advise! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Animation isn't animating! (Firefox 1.0.4)

    Hi Skitterbug

    Some things to check.
    In about:config search for image.animation_mode - make sure it is set to "normal"

    Make sure it is not a firewall problem.
    In Firefox use "File>Open File..." and browse to an animated gif on your own computer. If it opens and is animated that indicates it is a setting in your firewall that is blocking animated gifs.

    You could also try creating a new profile. If animated gifs then work it indicates something in your existing profile causing the problem. If you carry on using the new profile then you can copy some settings from your old profile. It is usually extensions that muck up profiles.

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    Re: Animation isn't animating! (Firefox 1.0.4)

    In IE, sometimes emptying the cache (Temporary Internet Files) fixes random problems with animated GIFs. Not sure whether a similar approach might help in Mozilla/Firefox.

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    Re: Animation isn't animating! (Firefox 1.0.4)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Tony! The animation is set to normal and yes, I can see a "dancing popcorn animation pic" that I have in my pictures so it looks like it could be a firewall problem. I am using EX Firewall by Computer Associates (a gift from the kids). I'm still trying to figure this program out so I guess I have more work to do to rectify my problem!! There has to be some setting some place.......! <img src=/S/sigh.gif border=0 alt=sigh width=15 height=15> Thanks for your help!

    ps: Hi Jefferson - I haven't accessed the lounge in IE so I could try it just to double check the firewall idea? I bet I won't see any movement in my smilies with it either - oh hum.


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    Re: Animation isn't animating! (Firefox 1.0.4)

    If your GIFs are non-animated in both Firefox and IE, this points to a firewall setting. I had a similar problem with Norton Firewall, quite some time back...

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    Re: Animation isn't animating! (Firefox 1.0.4)

    I am happy to report that it looks like I have found the problem! For anyone who has EZ Firewall by Computer Associates - the setting that I inadvertently changed is under Privacy/Ad Blocking. It has a place to check for animation which effectively stops all smilies from smiling! <img src=/S/crybaby.gif border=0 alt=crybaby width=15 height=15> Even after I changed the settings, I still wasn't having the desired results. I found I also had to clear the "cache" and "cookies" for good measure! Now I am broke and hungry but I am happy!! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> one and all!! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> It's <img src=/S/coffeetime.gif border=0 alt=coffeetime width=32 height=48>


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    Re: Animation isn't animating! (Firefox 1.0.4)

    I'm surprised that you didn't have to reboot the universe, as well! Pleased that your smilies are smilieing...

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