Works in Firefox 45.x with minor caveats. Although Gif Block doesn't prompt for a restart, restarting does appear to be necessary. Also, it may not work on first loading a page, or loading the first page. Might have something to do with caching, not sure. Otherwise, it doesn't just hide .gif files, it actually blocks them from downloading. As others have noted, this is overkill for most people, as what many of us want is a program that 1) identifies animated .gifs during the download process, 2) closes the network connection on such files, 3) tidies what is downloaded into a single frame .gif for display, but 4) offers a context menu to reload the entire animation if desired. For now, I will use this Add-On sometimes.
So damned sick of the NY Time's stupid GIFY's - but adblock (which is also great) blocked some useful stuff. This just blocks the idiocies (Dear NYT : i know a triathlon involves running, swimming and biking, you do not need to show me an endless loop...)
The old icon for the last gif blocker I used I actually knew when it was on or off by more than just the color, I'm having trouble remembering whether it's on or off.
Instead of merely changing the color of the icon, any chance you could update it to have the icon crossed out or something? Or could someone tell me how to replace the image of the gif block icons- I'm willing to give it a shot but don't know where to start.
To make this add-ons work you just need to make your add-ons bar showing up via the menu-options and then, right click the Gif Block icon to select "enable or disable". It will block the browser to load new .gif image who are not in your browser cache to be downloaded so it can save a lot of time and internet use.
With the new Firefox 29, Mozilla removed the add-ons, mudules bar so you need to bring it back with an add-ons like "The Addon Bar (restored)"
I use the Gif Block add-ons since months with any windows firefox computer i can use to browse the web and it worked on all of them. This add-ons will not start blocking .gif at the moment you install it. The right click on the Gif Block icon in the add-ons, modules bar is the key.
Good concept, but most gif images do not need to be blocked, only the animated gifs. Please redesign this to discriminate between static and animated gifs and then set it up to be a toggle so that one may toggle a single image if they wish to watch its animation without unblocking all animated gifs. Just a suggestion, but it might be easier to simply freeze all animated gifs on the first frame when this extension has animated gif blocking active for all web pages. Then you could allow a single image toggle that would unfreeze or refreeze an image. It is very important to be able to REfreeze an animate gif after you take a look at it and are done with it.
Крайне полезный инструмент для тех, кому не нравятся мигания, сверкания и мельтешение баннеров. Автору спасибо! UPD: я тоже хотел бы, чтобы инструмент не GIF-файлы блокировал все подряд как сейчас, а лишь брал у анимированных GIF-ов 1 кадр и вставлял его - то есть именно анимацию блокировать нужно, а не все GIF-файлы.
i give u 5star for your think but please update it for better than now
please recreate it with only gif animate blocking, and not block all other gif, and if u can create a best engine for it for block with size of files for example if one jpg file very big this script block that image
It works by completely removing all .gif images so they can't load but it also blocks useful non-animating type gifs on some sites, like dictionary sites (merriam-webster, tfd), that use gifs to show the audio icon or pronunciation key.
A better approach would be to load the gif images and then stop any gifs that are animating. Or offer it as a separate option. I know pressing the Esc key stops any animating gifs. Maybe you could have this addon automatically press the Esc key after the page is done loading or something.