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Old 10-09-2009, 03:50 PM   #31
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Some people have less problems multi tasking than others methinks!
I'm sorry, but I don't understand what you mean. I don't understand what multitasking has to do with it?
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Old 10-09-2009, 04:17 PM   #32
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Some people have less problems multi tasking than others methinks!

Very little to do with multitasking, more a matter of perception and how it functions. Flashy and or moving things naturally attract our attention -- it's an evolutionary survival mechanism. The animated avatars that are the target of this thread result in the behaviors described above -- distraction from the posted message(s), annoyance, avoidance, placing on ignore lists, etc.
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Old 10-09-2009, 04:34 PM   #33
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I'd hate to see you with a kaleidoscope.
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Old 10-09-2009, 04:41 PM   #34
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I sense a distinct lack of understanding of the issue
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:08 PM   #35
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:24 AM   #36
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FWIW pressing "Esc" in Firefox will freeze any animated images on the current page (after it's finished loading of course).

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Old 10-10-2009, 12:13 PM   #37
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FWIW pressing "Esc" in Firefox will freeze any animated images on the current page (after it's finished loading of course).
How come I never found out THAT one. Thanks!

Absolutely magnificent trick!
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Old 10-10-2009, 02:32 PM   #38
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Old 10-10-2009, 02:59 PM   #39
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Yep, even stops those animated smileys!

BTW this esc trick was mentioned earlier in this thread.
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Old 10-10-2009, 03:22 PM   #40
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Yep, even stops those animated smileys!

BTW this esc trick was mentioned earlier in this thread.
Keeping up with all the threads is becoming a bit much, so I confess, I just read the newest first.
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:16 PM   #41
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Yep, even stops those animated smileys!

BTW this esc trick was mentioned earlier in this thread.
Okay, I've reread this thread six or seven times now and I still don't see any other mention of it prior to my post.

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Old 10-11-2009, 02:36 AM   #42
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Okay, I've reread this thread six or seven times now and I still don't see any other mention of it prior to my post.
You're right. I went back and didn't see it either.
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:08 AM   #43
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Okay, I've reread this thread six or seven times now and I still don't see any other mention of it prior to my post.
Sorry, must have been a different thread. There were two of the animated avatar things....
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:51 AM   #44
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Useful. It even works in SeaMonkey.

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