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Disable animated gifs?

Luminous Dreamer

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Hi all... Is there a way to disable animated gifs on the iPad? I did an advanced search on here with different wording variables, and I didn't have any luck. Appreciate any input! Thanks!
 
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Thanks for the reply, Twerppoet! Not what I wanted to hear. I enjoy a certain forum where the folks on there LOVE using VERY animated emoticons (gifs) in staggering excess. I find it incredibly distracting!! When I'm on my laptop, I view the forum through Internet Explorer where I can disable the animations...they don't disappear, they just, blissfully, don't freakin MOVE.

I prefer to use Safari on my laptop, and use it for everything else except this particular "emoticon-happy" place I visit. I think I can add some plug-in in safari to block gifs, but have never done it.

I really wish there was a way to do this on the iPad ... BUMMER... If anyone else knows a trick, I'd be very thankful.
 

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The iCab Mobile browser has more tweaks filters and plug-ins than any other third-party browser I know about. It might be possible to create your own filter to filter out gif files; but I'm not sure of that, or how well it would work.

That's all I've got. Sorry
 
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Just a quick thanks to twerppoet! ... the iCab Mobile enabled me to disable the animations! Thanks! While not a perfect solution (in that everything *disappears*, i.e., avatars, etc), it does make the emoticons inactive! It still baffles me why this can't be an easy thing to do (to disable animated gifs). Thanks again!
 

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