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Animated GIFs Stopped Working

Postby Bob Simmons » Mon, 24 Jan 2005 12:40:09 GMT

I just did a total format and software install from scratch, and I should
have done it a long time ago!

The last thing I need to do is find out how to turn the "Animation" option
back on again.

I tried the "Advanced" tab in "Internet Settings", but no luck. All the JAVA
stuff works fine, but just my animated GIFs, and animated GIFs at other
websites are not ... well ... animated?


Re: Animated GIFs Stopped Working

Postby Jan Il » Mon, 24 Jan 2005 13:38:39 GMT

Hi Bob :-)

Try the following and see if it helps:

Animation on websites not working:

IE>Internet Options>Advanced tab>Multimedia section>"Play animations in web

pages">Apply>OK out.

Zone Alarm Pro can prevent animation from working.  If you have it installed
open the programme, go to the Privacy Tab and click on the custom button and
be sure that the option to block animation is turned to OFF.

Other programs such as @Guard can disable animated .gifs, therefore, be sure
no programs are set to disable gifs..

Make sure your .gifs are associated to Internet Explorer. Click on a .gif in
windows explorer, IE should open to display it.  :


Animated GIFs don't work:
 http://www.**--****.com/ #ani_gif

Easy way (Doug Knox's script utility):


Go to Start>Run and type in the wondow:
   regsvr32.exe /i shdocvw.dll (all versions of IE) ... and then
   regsvr32.exe /i shdoc401.dll  (IE5 upwards)

If using WindowsME the command is:

  regsvr32.exe /i thumbvw.dll

You should soon see a *succeeded* dialogue box after each command.
Click ok, and then reboot

If these steps do not resolve your problem, or you need help with the above,
please post back to this thread with the details and any error messages.

Hope this helps

Jan :)
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Re: Animated GIFs Stopped Working

Postby Bob Simmons » Mon, 24 Jan 2005 15:37:48 GMT

PERRRRRRRRFECT!!!!!!!!!!!! It was Zone Alarm!!!!!


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