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Broken Animated gif, Firefox and Web-Developer toolbar

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I wrote earlier on this topic and I just found out a bit more, so I thought if I just update the old post people won’t find out the new “findings” (it’s on the previous pages now) so I thought I will write a new post and here it is

This post applies to you IF:
1) You can’t see animated gif’s animations, that is they are broken
2) You are using Firefox
3) You have already tried the fix mentioned here
4) You have “web-developers” toolbar/plugin installed

I found out:
Web-developers has many many many options, many many sub-menus, one of the sub-menu’s is called “Images” which hosts all options related with images So one of the options in this menu is called “Disable Images”, which has sub-options like “All images”, “External Site Images”, and “Image Animations” well that’s our answer

See if “Image Animations” is checked, if it is, uncheck it and then check if your animations are working now πŸ™‚

I will post more fixes as I found them πŸ™‚ let me know if this helps anyone

-Salman

Animated gif broken in Firefox?

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Hi,

Update: IF you are using Web-Developer toolbar, read this too

I was having this issue from a while now, none of the animated gif’s on any page would work in Firefox but they worked fine in IE, Safari etc It was not bothering me much but AJAX applications use animated gif’s to give instant feedback to users and since I was using AJAX in recent projects it was hard to test usability without seeing the animated gif

So I searched for it on google and found a fix on 008000;">mozillaZine Forums and it works! so if anyone out there is having the same issue, here is the fix:

  1. Type 800000;">about:config in the address bar
  2. Search (FILTER) for “800000;">imageanimation_mode
  3. If you have the same error you will see it set to “ff0000;">none” Change this to the default value of “008000;">normal

BTW I have no clue how I could have disabled this setting I thought I might have disabled it while trying to fix firefox memory issue but that’s not the case

Anyways it’s fixed, so have fun

-Salman

How to fix Firefox 3 Memory Leak problem

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Recently, I have very big problem with my Firefox browser Few minutes after starting of Firefox application, my Firefox become too slow for surfing, all open applications freeze for two or three seconds after every my click I noticed that Firefoxexe take up a big part of my computer memory After reading several forums on the net, I find how to fix this β€œFirefox memory leak” problem

Just follow these simple steps to get your Firefox memory usage under control The solution was in ”about:config” Firefox hidden configuration options

  1. Get the main configuration screen by putting “about:config” in the browser’s address bar
  2. Right click on the page and choose New then Integer and create an integer called β€œbrowsercachememorycapacity” Set it to a low number (I use 16384 – that means 15MB) This controls how many kilobytes of memory are used for the browser’s cache
  3. In the Filter of β€œabout:config” page (top of the page) put β€œbrowsercachediskcapacity” Set β€œbrowsercachediskcapacity” (right click – Modify) to between 5000 or 15000 (I use 15000) For example: if you have 128MB to 512M use 5000, if you have 512BM to 1GB of RAM use 15000 This controls how many kilobytes of memory are used for the browser’s cache
  4. Configure Firefox to swap memory to disk when minimized In the Filter of β€œabout:config” page (top of the page) put β€œconfigtrim_on_minimize”, Right click on the page and choose New then Boolean and create an boolean called β€œconfigtrim_on_minimize” Set it to true This mean – when you minimize the firefox window it will free up memory
  5. In the Filter of β€œabout:config” page (top of the page) put β€œnetworkprefetch-next” Set β€œnetworkprefetch-next” to false Network link prefetch will download all pages with the rel=”prefetch” tag, with false you avoid that downloading
  6. In the Filter of β€œabout:config” page (top of the page) put β€œbrowsersessionhistorymax_total_viewers” Set it to low number I set it to 6 This controls how many pages of history are kept in the back/forward buttons

Restart Firefox and that’s it! Now, your Firefox and your computer will be much faster and you are ready for faster surfing Enjoy!

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