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New Contributor

Slow playback for animated gifs

Self explanatory: animated gifs play slow. Maybe about 75% speed. I didn't even notice till I made one myself. I can open internet explorer right now and the same gifs play fine.

Hardware acceleration on/off made no difference.

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Legendary Contributor

Re: Slow playback for animated gifs

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New Contributor

Re: Slow playback for animated gifs

Done, didn't solve the issue.

Legendary Contributor

Re: Slow playback for animated gifs

Try the Firefox Safe Mode to see how it works there. The Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode, which disables most add-ons.

(If you're not using it, switch to the Default theme.)

  • You can open the Firefox 4.0+ Safe Mode by holding the Shift key when you use the Firefox desktop or Start menu shortcut.
  • Or use the Help menu item and click on the Restart with Add-ons Disabled... menu item while Firefox is running.

Don't select anything right now, just use "'Start in Safe Mode" To exit the Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before using the Firefox shortcut (without the Shift key) to open it again. If it is good in the Firefox Safe Mode, your problem is probably caused by an extension, and you need to figure out which one.

Please follow the Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems article for that.

When you figure out what's causing your issues, please let us know. It might help other users who have the same problem.

New Contributor

Re: Slow playback for animated gifs

Thanks for the suggestion, but it's just as slow in safe mode.

Legendary Contributor

Re: Slow playback for animated gifs

Provide the link of the animation

New Contributor

Re: Slow playback for animated gifs

It's every gif, not just one. If you want to see the one I was testing with at the moment, it was this one:

http://images.bluegartr.com/bucket/gallery/fbc27ced6a6404571336aca3eac69869.gif

Legendary Contributor

Re: Slow playback for animated gifs

update your Firefox to Firefox 18.0.2 and give a try......

New Contributor

Re: Slow playback for animated gifs

I've been using 18.0.2 ><;

Legendary Contributor

Re: Slow playback for animated gifs

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

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