stopping moving gifs in mozilla?

Steven Hanley sjh at
Fri Aug 3 11:25:46 EST 2001

On Fri, Aug 03, 2001 at 05:29:23AM +1000, David Murn wrote:
> Isnt junkbuster capable of doing this?

no, junkbbuster cxan be told to stop images from a given site, or make all
images from a given site (or directory on any site, etc) be a 1x1 see through
image or whatever. However not all moving gifs are ads, but they all have to
be stopped IMO

> I dunno if this is common on all systems, but whenever I hit escape 3
> times in netscape 4.77 (possibly other versions too), my computer simply
> reboots.

well esc is the same as the stop button in communicator and mozilla, however
in communicator it stays active (the stop button is not greyed out) while
there are moving gifs active. Mozilla doesnt do this.

> > I have to say I am really getting sick of the moving gifs moving all the
> > time. 
> If junkbuster cant do it, Im sure its not too hard to patch.

junk buster can not be made to detect if an image is a mocing gif or not
easily, that would involve patching it witht he ability to analyse the
contents of gifs and work out what sort they are.

fortunately someone emailed me with something that works, placing the line 
user_pref("image.animation_mode", "none");
in my mozilla prefs.js file stops them from moving ever.

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