animated gif's are slowing down brand new powerbook...

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  1. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

    JeDiBoYTJ

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    I go to many other forums, and one forum in particular uses Animated Smilies, and whenever I go to post a reply, my computer slows down to a CRAWL, and looking at my CPU Meter widget, that im at 100% CPU. its just a bunch of animated smilies... maybe 10 or so? It goes back to normal once the gifs arnt on the screen anymore...

    why is this happening, anyway to fix this?
     
  2. rdowns Suspended

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    Check the forum preferences. You can probably turn off graphics when viewing.
     
  3. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    Try uninstalling Konfabulator.

    I use MenuMeters.
     
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    No, that's not it. This happens to me too when I go to a particular forum with around 16 different smileys, half of them animated. When I try to reply, I start typing, but there's a delay between my typing and the letters appearing on my screen. Experiencing slowdown while typing isn't fun. :(
     
  5. Jigglelicious macrumors 6502

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    Same problem here too. Its a known issue with Safari. I don't know why Apple has not fixed this yet, but Firefox does not seem to suffer from this problem. I believe it has something to do with Safari not being properly multithreaded.
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Really, it slows you down.

    How interesting, lucky this forum doesn't have too many animeted smilies. :p

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    Of course people can check to see if their browser has a "play once" setting for animations.
     
  7. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    I don't think Safari allows for "play animated GIFs only once". But it's a feature that Pithhelmet brings. Use 0.7.2 if you get it, 2.0 really blows the big one. Using Pithhelmet, my iMac 400 flies on the web-- it doesn't have to repeat play GIFs or download ANY ad images...

    paul
     
  8. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    Well, my first reply was a joke... kind of...

    I am aware of the issue you are describing. That happened on my machine, but since 10.3.4, I have had no such issues. I figured the problem was fixed, because I haven't seen it once since then. Not sure what the issue is.
     
  9. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    Anyone else sick and tired of seeing that damn dancing pencil?
     
  10. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    That's a pencil? I thought it was a banana? :confused: and i love that laughing smili, :p

    Anyways, I have the same problem myself. It doesn't happen all the time but sometimes when I'm posting (like right now) and theres animated gifs, the typing slows down big time....really annoying. :mad:
     
  11. JeDiBoYTJ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, that slows down my computer too. once I hit the 'reply' button, the CPU usage went straight down.

    see attachment, look in lower-right corner, cpu usaged skyrocked when those gifs hit the screen

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  12. Elan0204 macrumors 65816

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    I'm using Camino and experience absolutely no slowdown. The problem must be Safari related. At this point, I like Camino a lot more than Safari. Pages load much faster, Camino doesn't slow to a crawl with multiple tabs open, and it uses far less memory than Safari. Check it out here.
     
  13. Fukui macrumors 68000

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    I would say yes.
     
  14. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    Everyone seems to think a banana. They are the uninformed.

    That animated gif is a sprite from a game for the Sega CD titled "Wild Woody", where the title character is a pencil, the pictured character.
     
  15. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    It's a banana...

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  16. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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  17. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Well if you say so, but I'm just not seeing a pencil in that. I guess that curve gives it the banana look. :p
     
  18. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    When was the last time you saw an 8-bit era sprite that looked exactly like it was supposed to? :p
     
  19. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Yeah, my Safari slowed down when I'm VIEWING the animated gifs. Once they scroll out, the speed returns.

    It's alot better than a few versions back though.
     

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