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Originally posted by labyrinth101
If the flashing is bothering you or you feel it may induce an epileptic episode press the 'esc' key to freeze the animations on the page. This works in IE and Firefox, not sure about other browsers. Hope this provides some relief until a solution is worked out.
Originally posted by SimonGray
GIF and JPEG file formats only with a maximum dimension of 160 pixels wide, by 320 pixels tall. File sizes are not to exceed 75k, and animated GIF's are allowed.
Originally posted by sherpa
I am afraid I have to go with the OP here I do find them distracting to the eye and either read very quickly or scroll past the post.
There is one in particular that gets me for a couple of seconds that resides in their signature I believe it is actually black birds in flight but because it is so small my initial reaction is to bugs on my screen
Originally posted by thelibra
If the flashing is bothering you or you feel it may induce an epileptic episode press the 'esc' key to freeze the animations on the page.
Originally posted by _Pheonix_
That solves the problem then I guess!! Whoever has a problem simply press esc.
Originally posted by mikesingh
Amazing! How did you know that? So that's been sorted out!
Now the next question. How do you blanket out those sexy looking avatars? Though I love sexy lookin' women, but darn, it's a real distraction here on ATS!
Originally posted by Conspiracy Theorist
Using the ESC key will also stop any animated gifs being posted in threads that require them to make the point.
What I really don't understand are the avatars put up by folks who are pacifist, but have mighty warriors and the like for their avatars.
Not to mention the gender confusion engendered by some of the posters avatars....