rodiponer wrote:Large animated video clip GIFs slow down my browser. The effect is cumulative, so, for example, if there are several posts from someone who uses a video clip of a goat stomping on a man as a signature, my browser will freeze up for as much as a minute when the page first loads.
Less nerdy visitors here may not realize that the animated GIFs are causing their browser to slow down or freeze up. They may think that the forum itself is very very slow. They may find it helpful to know that:
On Firefox and Internet Explorer, you can press the Escape key to stop animated images from playing. Or, if AdBlock is installed in Firefox, right click on the image to block it permanently.
Chrome and Safari do not have a built in way to block images. On a Mac, I think the easiest way is to just block the website that the offending signature loads from, by editing the /etc/hosts file and adding the line:
You know something, if animated gifs slow down your internet experience, IT REALLY IS YOUR COMPUTER.
Geeezz! What are yall running, 486's?
If you have at least a pentium 4 with 512 ram, animated gifs should not have any affect on your browser. PERIOD!
This is a fact. If you do have at minimum these specs and you are experiencing slow responses, then there is definitely something wrong with your computer.
On the mac side, you would have to be running a Mac classic to have any problems.
Sorry, it just kills me a topic like this.
Time to come out of the stone ages and get with the technology folks.
You have enough money to go to the playa but not enough to invest on your computer?
The only thread on this entire board that should affect anyone's browser is the " MY FAVORITE MOVIE ON YOUTUBE (TODAY) IS..." Thread.
Oh and hey, maybe you should try installing an anti virus program!