Chrome animation

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  1. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

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    I have just started using Chrome.
    I like it a lot, but...
    I'd like to turn off animations.
    My searches so far indicate that they can't be toggled off.
    I like a forum experience (for one thing) without a bunch of moving, flashing, blinking avatars.
    Animations in any browser windows are something I don't care to see.
    So far, there appears to be no way to turn off animations in Chrome.
    I can only hope I've overlooked the obvious! :)
     
  2. Hungry Man

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    Perhaps adblock plus filters can be used somehow.

    I really don't know. Chrome isn't what I would consider customizable in terms of UI/ formatting.
     
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    I never had all this spinning and blinking crap in IE, but I ran it for so long, I can't recall what (if anything) I did to silence all the bling bling.
     
  4. m00nbl00d

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    Unfortunately, that's something users have been requesting since late 2008, at least. -http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=3628cdbdde306762&hl=en -http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=4930f052cd70a056&hl=en

    Google doesn't seem to consider worth having such an option? Together with iframes, it's the only thing that annoys me in Chromium/Chrome.
     
  5. Sully

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    Maybe I don't visit many sites with those animations, but I don't recall seeing that many of them using Chromium. I have been using Flashblock and Adblock extensions, I don't know if that would help with what you are seeing or not. I used to use proxomitron for such things.

    Give me a link and I will check it to see what might be differing from you.

    Sul.
     
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    Hi Sul

    Well On every Wilders Reply to Thread page (like the one I am typing on now), the smilies are animated in the right-side pane. Not so in IE8.

    On dslreports, there are animated avatars. Not with IE8.

    And on this animation page, a jellyfish, scorpion and worm are all wiggling and squirming in a Chrome window, but in my IE8, no movement.

    I believe the difference is because in IE8, I have Play animations in webpages unchecked in Options.
     
  7. Sully

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    You are correct, I see them with Chromium using adblock and flashblock.

    On Kmeleon and Opera I would always disable animations and sound, or really all multimedia stuff. I must not be paying enough attention when using Chromium. Maybe I am so used to seeing the ads and flash boxes as disabled I did not pay much attention to the animations. If I had to choose I would rather not see the ads/flashboxes and see the animations I guess, at least until chromium supports disabling animation.

    Sul.
     
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    Even some Wilders avatars are animated.
    It's purely personal preference.
    When I was using IE8, and browsing was slower, I suppose that I figured turning off animations might help with the page loads.
    Maybe that's how I initially got started shutting off animations.
    Then I grew to prefer not seeing all the bling bling.
    I find it distracting more than anything. o_O
     
  9. m00nbl00d

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    Tell me about it. This isn't the answer, but you can disable avatars for Wilders Security Forums, in you User CP settings.
     
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    I like avatars... that hold still. ;)
     
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