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thamasta

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Latley whenever I try to view a .gif file online it will not work. There is not a problem with the loading of the file but the actual playing of it. It loads fine and I get a picture of the first frame but it will not actually play the gif. It does not matter which internet browser I am using as I have tried viewing gifs in Opera Browser, Firefox Browser, and Internet Explorer. I have checked the settings in each browser and have checked off allow gifs but to no avail. Thank you to whomever can help me with my problem.
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wannabe1

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Hi thamasta...

Open Internet Explorer, click on "Tools" and select "Internet Options". Under the "Advanced" tab, scroll down the list to the section "Multimedia". Make sure there is a check in the box next to "Play Animations in Web Pages"...if not, check it and "Apply" the change.

Reboot your machine and try to play an animated .gif.

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thamasta

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Alright I tried what you said wannabe1 but it's already checked and it still won't work. Thanks for trying though.
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Does anyone else have any idead and or suggestions?
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gerryf

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Several firewall/spam programs prevent animated gifs from playing...

Zonelabs, for example
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thamasta

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Do you know where in the settings of Zonealarm I could allow gifs?
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gerryf

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go to ZA's Privacy pane's Main tab and turn Ad Blocking to off.
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