Stopping animation on web pages

This post is primarily for those of you still on Dial-up or with cheapest “high speed” internet money can buy.

We can speed up your surfing of some web sites by attempting to stop the animations that play. Now, web developers use different ways to create animations, this is just one way to stop some of them.

Those moving pictures (cartoons) on web sites are called animated GIFs on some web pages. They will slow down your browsing especially if you use a dial-up connection. You can easily turn them off in Internet Explorer.

To stop them, open Internet Explorer (you do not need to connect to the internet).

Choose Tools | Internet Options.

Click on the Advanced tab and browse / scroll down to Multimedia.

Deselect Play Animations or remove the check mark.

While you are at it you might as well turn off Play Videos in Web Pages, if you have Internet Explorer 6 still. (Why would you still have it?)

Click OK to save your changes.

Exit Internet Explorer and start it backup. That is all there is to it.

Of course other browsers have similar options that you can do the same with.

Until we meet again, have a virus free week!

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