Safari and animated .gif

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Burning Radio, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Burning Radio macrumors regular

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    Will we ever see a version of Safari that can run an animated .gif without crashing? It's really something I've just waited for them to fix, but i'm loosing hope. :(
     
  2. gorby macrumors 6502

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    Is this for real? (and it's not some sort of dig-- I haven't ever used safari seriously, but have been thinking of doing so more lately)

    That's kinda unbelievable isn't it?
     
  3. dejo Moderator

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    I see plenty of animated avatars in these very forums and Safari never crashes because of them for me. Nice sensationalist OP though. ;)
     
  4. Burning Radio thread starter macrumors regular

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    For LQ animated .gifs Safari stutters, but if it's anything Med-HQ, it freezes up and sometimes ultimately crashes. I've updated every single time there's an update and still, it hasn't been fixed. I don't think it's just my computer either. :(
     
  5. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Just tested a bunch of animated gifs using Safari 5.0.1 on OS X 10.6.4. All displayed correctly and Safari didn't crash. Post a link to something that crashes your Safari. What version of Safari are you using?
     
  6. Burning Radio thread starter macrumors regular

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    5.0.1

    The .gif that just caused Safari to crash for me is this one

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  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The gif file is 12.4MB. If you're low on system resources, it could take a while to load, but it didn't crash Safari for me. Personally, I just SafariBlocked the gif... it's certainly not worth watching.
     
  8. Burning Radio thread starter macrumors regular

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    :D I agree. I just posted it because it was the one that's made my Safari crash the first time....and then twice more since I've posted it. I went to my options in the Macrumors CP and unchecked "Display images" just so I could keep tabs on this thread. :rolleyes:
     
  9. gorby macrumors 6502

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    This is the second time I've heard this mentioned just now browsing the forum (again, news to me)

    It seems to be an issue. Check this thread too and try the page linked if anyone wants to test their safari: http://arstechnica.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=51564

    I've been wanting to try Safari because Firefox had been crashing for me like 4 or 5 times a day (I think mostly in flash heavy browsing).


    But after upgrading from Tiger to SL I haven't encountered the problem yet (knock on wood) so I might well just stay on FF again
     
  10. Burning Radio thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm. So the fix is Snow Leopard? Well I'll have to upgrade at some point. I just REALLY don't want to lose the Leopard Exposé. It's so :apple: and soo good. Really don't like how they stuffed it up in Snow Leopard. :(

    I like Safari A LOT....just not for animated .gif images.
     
  11. LPZ macrumors 65816

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  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It loads slower, due to the size of the files, but it doesn't crash Safari. I find that such gif-laden sites are never worth the hassles. Too often they're poorly-designed gifs, apparently made by extremely juvenile types.

    I'm on Leopard.
     

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