Safari 11 does not play GIFs.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by blackxacto, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. blackxacto macrumors 6502a

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    Senior Tech told me that no matter what settings you decide in Safari Preferences, Safari 11 WILL NOT play gifs. Apple is working on an update. To play gifs, download and play in Finder column view or other apps.
     
  2. canuckRus, Sep 21, 2017
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    canuckRus macrumors 6502a

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    Possibly an isolated problem? I for one am not having any problems.
     
  3. EugW, Sep 21, 2017
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    EugW macrumors 603

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    I assume you mean animated GIFS, but it works fine here.

    BTW, it's amazing how much system resources GIFs can take. I have my Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz machine here with Safari 11 and I went to giphy.com which is a page full of animated GIFs, and my system is using up to about 98% (out of a 100%) CPU usage. 80% of that is that webpage alone.
     
  4. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Must be just me. Oh well. I don't understand. Maybe I have some pref obstructing play at Reddit. Safari prefs are All ON for play and ALL ON for Flash plugins.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 21, 2017 ---
    Gulp, Content Blocking was ON for Reddit. Ain't like watching TV, where you just turn it on and watch. After 20 years using a Mac. I'll shut up now.
     
  5. MacGizmo macrumors 65816

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    Your "Senior Tech" is an idiot, you should do all you can to ensure he takes a spot in an unemployment line as expediently as possible.
     
  6. Luap macrumors 65816

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    OS X has been dreadful with gifs since day 1, unfortunately.
     
  7. GaryATtmi macrumors newbie

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    You are not alone (contrary to other comments.). GIFs will not play for me in ANY app, including Firefox, Xee and Preview. When I view the files on my iPhone SE, no problem!
     

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