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 +~~META:
 +creator = Brendan Kidwell
 +&date created = 2007-04-04
 +&date updated = 2007-04-04
 +~~
 +{{tag>​browser customization}}
 +~~DISCUSSION~~
 +====== Disable Animation in Your Web Browser ======
 +
 +Do you hate it when you're trying to read text on a web page and there'​s an ad onscreen with annoying animation, virtually screaming for your attention? Far too many people don't know that there are easy ways to fix this situation.
 +
 +There are two common ways advertisers produce animation in web ads: GIF animation and Flash. In Firefox and Opera (my two favorite browsers) you can easily disable GIF animation and embedded Flash objects. Follow the instructions for your browser below.
 +
 +===== Disable Animation in Firefox and other Mozilla-based Browsers =====
 +
 +==== GIF Animation ====
 +
 +Type the address <​html><​a href="​about:​config">​about:​config</​a></​html>​ into your address bar. In the Filter field, enter "​animation"​. Select <wrap nav>​image.animation_mode</​wrap>​ and change its value from <wrap nav>​normal</​wrap>​ to <wrap nav>​none</​wrap>​.
 +
 +{{::​noanimation_firefox_gif.png?​300&​direct}}
 +
 +From now on, when an animated GIF is embedded in a page, you will only see the first frame of animation.
 +
 +==== Flash ====
 +
 +Go to <a href="​http://​flashblock.mozdev.org/">​flashblock.mozdev.org</​a>,​ then click on the "​Install Flashblock"​ link appropriate for your particular version of the browser and follow the installation instructions. Keep an eye out for this warning:
 +
 +{{::​noanimation_firefox_flashblock_warning.png?​300&​direct}}
 +
 +If that happens, click "<​wrap nav>Edit Options</​wrap>"​ and allow the host [hostname]flashblock.mozdev.org[/​hostname] to install add-ons to your browser. Then try the install link again.
 +
 +Now you're all set. When you encounter a site that has Flash objects, these objects will appear initially as a circular "​F"​ button.
 +
 +{{::​noamination_firefox_comedycentral.png?​300&​direct}}
 +
 +When you hover over the button, you get a triangular "​play"​ icon. Click the button and the Flash object appears and does its thing.
 +
 +===== Disable Animation in Opera =====
 +
 +It's laughably easy in Opera. (Are you listening, Mozilla contributors?​) Hit <​kbd>​F12</​kbd>​ and uncheck "<​wrap nav>​Enable GIF/SVG animation</​wrap>"​ and "<​wrap nav>​Enable plug-ins</​wrap>"​.
 +
 +{{::​noanimation_opera.png?​300&​direct}}
 +
 +As with Firefox, animated GIFs will appear as only the first frame of the animation. Flash objects will simply be missing, so keep an eye out for it: If you encounter a blog entry with a big squarish white space in it, it's either an ad, or something like a YouTube video. If you want to see it, reenable plugins.
 +
 +Fortunately,​ Opera also lets you set your animation and plugin preferences on a per-site basis. Just choose "<​wrap nav>Edit site preferences</​wrap>"​ from the <​kbd>​F12</​kbd>​ menu and go the appropriate tab.
 +
 +===== Other Browsers =====
 +
 +Sorry, I can't help you. Google for help.