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Old 18 November 2001, 15:41   #1
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Question Animated GIFs and JavaScript

I just noticed something.

When clicking on one of the smilies in the list (in order to add it to a message), the animation is stopped. I tried to reproduce this locally and here it has the same result.
Anyone has any ideas on the why and how of this?
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Old 18 November 2001, 15:46   #2
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It is a good question !

netscape 4.x: no smilies / javascript support.
ie 5.x: animation of smilies stop when you click on a smilie.
ie 6.x: ?
netscape 6.x: ?
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Old 18 November 2001, 17:25   #3
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In Netscape, any animated gif stops if you download it. So I just clicked on one of the smiles to my left here (in the Your Reply/Smilies box) and damned if all the animations didn't stop! So this feature (?!) is in Netscape, but why it does this is anybody's guess...
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Old 18 November 2001, 17:32   #4
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what is your nescape twist ?
I can't see anything on my 4.78
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Old 18 November 2001, 18:28   #5
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Whenever you click a link in IE (Probably netscape too) it's like pressing the stop button on the toolbar, don't know if you can work around it or not, but I think that's why it does it.
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Old 18 November 2001, 19:33   #6
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Yep that's what's going on, as Ian said. Itr's like pressing STOP, so they all end.
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Old 19 November 2001, 12:47   #7
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Yeah, I've noticed the smilies-stop-dead "feature" on IE 5.5 (which is what I'm using) as well.

Haven't tested it through Opera 5, but seeing as it's bizarrely having site-loading problems compared to IE, I'm not sure when to try it.
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Old 19 November 2001, 13:14   #8
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Why won't you try Opera?

Because it's less than 10mb installed?
Because it's the fastest browser around?
Because it doesn't freeze your machine?
Because it's only incompatible with a few sites?

Tell me. Which one of the above is the reason you don't want to try it?
 
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Oh yeah. And those reasons too

Yes. I am pro-Opera. I love it. It's great but my main browser is IE (only because most sites are designed for it), but alot of the time I do use Opera, and I think anyone who hasn't tried it, SHOULD! (and don't just give it a 5 second try. Test drive it for a day or two)
 
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Hey Mr opera, could you tell me if the Mods Jukebox works well with opera ?
(I speak of the Modplug plugin here)

It would be nice
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Old 19 November 2001, 14:53   #11
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The MOD Plugin works fine in Opera

I'm listening to something on the Mods Jukebox right now
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by Amigaboy
I'm listening to something on the Mods Jukebox right now
You are listening something on the mods jukebox ?!!
Times change...

Anyway, It's cool that opera works well
I will be able to install XP + opera
(cause stupid XP only have IE6)
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Old 20 November 2001, 12:21   #13
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OK, I need some Opera help, then. Here's a problem I have with it. I'm using 6.0. When I attempt to import my (600+meg) bookmark from Netscape, it just suspends until I kill the task. I'm not real crazy about the bookmark manager.

But for the most part and from what I have seen so far, it rocks.
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Re: Animated GIFs and JavaScript

Duh, I just had an idea on how to fix teh stoppping smily prob, but I just realized it wouldn't work :P
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Would you mind telling anyway? It could set us in the rignht direction.
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Couldn't you make the pages refresh everytime you click a link that should work, but my web design/code skills are seriously lacking and I don't know if this is even possible.
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no, cause if we "force" reloading the page with javascript when you click on a left smily, you will lost your "reply" text.
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Old 26 November 2001, 15:42   #18
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Well, in Shmups my nav bar has lots of little animated GIFs, and when you click on a link there, the ani GIFs dont stop, because they open the link in another frame. So, if you create some sort of fake 1 pixel high top frame, and redirect javascripts over that frame, it *might* work *you would have to rewrite javascripts to do their action in another frame, I suppose)

The EAB is not suitable for such a thing, but if it helps anybody, I am glad...
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Question @s4murai

Speaking of Opera, how did you manage to make your copy work perfectly?

Most of the time Opera (I'm using v5.12) simply fails to load most pages properly, which is funny considering IE managed to load them 100% without problems.

This is bizarre considering I remember using Opera v4.xx a couple of years ago and it loaded up nearly all sites and pages just fine.

Perhaps Opera 6 fixes this problem? Have you tried this version?

What versions of Opera have you tried before, and how did they behave for you?
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Hmmm...I am planning on installing v5.12 to test some things, but I am running the beta 6 at the moment. It crashed on me once when trying to import my Netscape bookmarks. Aside from that, it has run pretty stable and loads pages much faster than Netscape (FINALLY some relief in that area) and I no more have that refresh problem on the pages here.

But the cookie manager seems pretty poor. I applaud the level of control they are trying to give you, but it's far from working. I am unable to get into the AGD admin area using this version of Opera, nor can I get into my admin area at mp3.com! Nor will it allow me to upload to the Zone (claims there is a connection error) and I get the same error message when trying to attach a file with a message here. So I end up having to run both browsers (which is still better than running IE).

One nice thing is that if I try to open a page in a new window, it will warn me that system resources are low (if they are) and will not just load it anyhow. Something you rarely (if ever) see on the PeeCee.

@S4murai
Have you figured out how to get the Personal Bar working? The Bookmark Manager is even worst than 'Favorites' in IE!

And that download manager thingie - what's up with that? Is there a way to clear that? Or just make it not show up ever? I don't need a list of all of my downloads popping to the back every time I start a download. But this puppy downloads fast as lightning, I'll give it that.

And allowing you to disable pop-up ads rocks. You can have Javascript without pop-ups...brilliant!
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