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Disabling animated gif avatars


Hezeber

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It depends on why you're wanting to disable the animation - it won't reduce bandwidth as a GIF will fully load regardless of whether it autoplays or not.

This is typically a browser setting, but if you wanted to, incorporating a jQuery plugin like this one would work:

http://rubentd.com/gifplayer/

If you are worried about GIFs slowing down your (or your users') browsers, you could disallow .GIF as an avatar file type.

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it isn't about bandwidth. They can be very distracting when trying to read static text and members who have problems with seizures/epilepsy have heath concerns with them.

17 hours ago, Joy Rex said:

you could disallow .GIF as an avatar file type.

Where?

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1 hour ago, Joy Rex said:

Not animated gif - just remove the option to upload GIFs as an avatar type, and you won't need to worry about the animated part. PNGs are better for line art and graphics anyways.

That option is not available in IPS4 as I said, but there is Attachments restrictions in the Posting settings which can be used to disallow the gif file extension, but that seems to be only for posting.

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