Solved: GIF not displayed in firefox 8.0.1

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karaman

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hallo,

have looked at some similar issues and checked my settings but firefox 8.0.1 on win 7 home premium will not display GIF files. - see attachments

What i have done to help myself
1. Under Tools--> Options -->content ---> load images automatically box is checked and under 'exceptions', there are none to be found. so going by previous correspondence in this forum, that all seems ok.
2.under Tools---> addons---> active plugins are a) canon printer image gateway (but problem existed before that was installed)and b) shockwavwe flash 11.01.152 - dont know when/ how that got there.

stuck. no idea what to do but its annoying that i cant see sites i might want to buy stuff from. besides, this is supposed to be a good lappy, its supposed to be able to do simple stuff like display a GIF. but then what do i know? grrrrrr

help please you gurus out there, pretty please.

karaman
 

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throoper

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I'm not sure what you think should be displayed, but in your second screenshot the tab says (GIF Image, 1x1 pixel...) which is a single dot, 1 pixel high x 1 pixel wide which would be practically invisible to the naked eye at anything but the lowest resolution.
Click this link http://b.tsgstatic.com/smilies/redface.gif and you should see the red face smiley in the upper left corner of the window. If you can, then you are displaying GIF's.
 

karaman

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hallo throoper,

i can see the little smiley so i suppose my GIF is working.

in the google reply to my search i clicked on the heading of the first result and got the GIF 1x1 report. Now, having typed into the URL www.orange.co.uk/ChristmasGiftBox it returns 404 not found. so does that mean next time i get this GIF 1x1 report i have found a page that no longer exists?

cheers

karaman
 

karaman

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thank you togg but i would have got there in the end.

the point was that i thought my GIF file display wasnt working.

all sorted now i think, will run with throoper's explanation that GIF 1 x 1 i suppose means a site that no longer exists.

cheers and thanks

karaman
 

throoper

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all sorted now i think, will run with throoper's explanation that GIF 1 x 1 i suppose means a site that no longer exists.

karaman
Just to clarify, GIF 1x1 doesn't mean a site that no longer exists. It simply means whatever link you clicked took you to a webpage where the only thing there to display was a 1pixel square GIF image. It was probably just a bad link directing you to it or a server error at the web site. Just a weird thing that sometimes happens.
 

karaman

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thasnk you throoper for clear and succinct explanation. sorted. karaman
 
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