cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Looking for a Firefox add-on...

Tsonga
Grafter
Posts: 434
Registered: 25-01-2008

Looking for a Firefox add-on...

Many of you seem to be using Firefox, so I was wondering if someone might help me find the add-on I have been searching for with no success.
I have an unusually extreme form of motion sickness, and any movement on a web page makes me nauseous (e.g. the <- M or the "Cheesy" smiley on the Start new topic page which I am using right now).
I already have Adblock and Flashblock installed, but it is not enough, as most sites have a scrolling news/weather/finance banner, and god knows what other moving object on the page.
So, to cut a long story short, do you know of an add-on that stops movement on a page?
Many thanks!  Smiley
8 REPLIES
Community Gaffer
Community Gaffer
Posts: 5,269
Thanks: 577
Fixes: 5
Registered: 04-04-2007

Re: Looking for a Firefox add-on...

Tam found this:
http://labnol.blogspot.com/2007/08/how-to-stop-gif-image-animations-from.html
In summary, hit escape in Firefox and it will stop gif animation.  If you want to do it permanently, you can turn it off from a value in about:config.  Details on that page!
Kelly Dorset
Broadband Service Manager
Tsonga
Grafter
Posts: 434
Registered: 25-01-2008

Re: Looking for a Firefox add-on...

That is absolutely incredible! Many thanks for the tip, I am delighted!  Cool
Community Gaffer
Community Gaffer
Posts: 5,269
Thanks: 577
Fixes: 5
Registered: 04-04-2007

Re: Looking for a Firefox add-on...

You could try this too:
http://www.siliconmethod.com/firefox/anidisable/
Kelly Dorset
Broadband Service Manager
Tsonga
Grafter
Posts: 434
Registered: 25-01-2008

Re: Looking for a Firefox add-on...

Thanks, but it is so simple to just hit the escape key...  Wink
I am glad that this line of smileys has finally stopped making me sick. Wasn't so bad with the old ones, perhaps because they were smaller...  Undecided
brad
Grafter
Posts: 151
Registered: 06-04-2007

Re: Looking for a Firefox add-on...

Learn something new every day. That is why I love Firefox, always something funky you can do with it!
Tsonga
Grafter
Posts: 434
Registered: 25-01-2008

Re: Looking for a Firefox add-on...

Do you know this one: Toolbar Buttons 0.5.0.1?
I installed it yesterday and it's got loads of options. Really cool!
In fact, there is something called "Toggle Animation", but I don't know what "toggle" means in this context...  Huh
Perhaps I should try it to see what it does!  Smiley
Community Veteran
Posts: 26,718
Thanks: 931
Fixes: 10
Registered: 10-04-2007

Re: Looking for a Firefox add-on...

Quote from: BlueRhizome
but I don't know what "toggle" means in this context...  Huh

If it's off turn it on and if it's on turn it off.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
   Why I have left Plusnet (warning: long post!)   
Broadband: Andrews & Arnold Home::1 (FTTC 80/20)
Line rental: Pulse 8 Home Line Rental (£13/month)
Mobile: iD mobile (£4/month)
Tsonga
Grafter
Posts: 434
Registered: 25-01-2008

Re: Looking for a Firefox add-on...

Ah well, of course! Thanks! Will give it a try.  Grin
Edit: Works very well. Means I don't have to disable animations permanently, so the rest of the family can 'enjoy' them.