How to disable animated GIF images in Google+ or elsewhere

Those with slow internet connection find it really annoying when their Google+ stream keeps on loading…and loading….and loading indefinitely, due to the overhauling numbers of animated GIF photos shared by users on g+. Some animated GIF images are really awesome & funny, but they may become boring after some time.


disable animated image

You can try stopping this animated image after you’ve read the instructions for your browser below.

If these Animated GIF pictures are annoying you, or making your Google Plus experience sluggish & slower, then follow the steps to disable or stop them in your web browser:

Google Chrome


Open Google Chrome & install this extension called Paused which will do the trick for you! No more animated GIFs to trouble your browsing experience.


Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox


The simplest way: Press the Esc key on your keyboard to stop any animated GIF while browsing anywhere, not only in Google+!

 

 

escape key
Image by Dirkstoop

No need for any plugins or scripts, the ESC key rocks! 🙂

Internet Explorer


Follow the simple steps below:

  • From the menu bar, click on Tools & choose Internet Options.
  • Now choose Advanced tab & scroll down to Multimedia category.
  • Simply un-check Play Animations in webpages & click OK.

 

disable animated images in Internet explorer

 

 

Note that in some cases, pressing the Esc key will do the trick 😉

Opera


Simply Press F12 & un-tick Enable Animated Images.


disable animated images in opera

After learning the method for your browser, you can test it on the animated image displayed at the top of this page.

Did this tutorial solved your problem for animated GIFs? Leave your views in the comments below 🙂

[Update] Hide the new Facebook ticker sidebar

Yeah, I know that the new constantly updating & rolling ticker sidebar of Facebook at the right hand side is very very annoying. For people like me with more than 600 friends, its really frustrating to constant updates.

Update

Simply click on a icon button at top-right corner of Facebook Ticker sidebar to hide it.

hide facebook ticker sidebar

 


So here is a secret trick that will disable that Ticker sidebar from your Facebook profile, just like we provided you a way to get back your old FB chat. No more talk, let the action begin 😉

Hide facebook ticker sidebar

Just follow the instructions below for your specific browser to hide that annoying Ticker sidebar.

Google Chrome

You just need to install a Chrome extension, in easy 1-2-3 steps:

  1. Click here to go to the extension page.
  2. Click the big blue button saying Add to Chrome and click install in the dialog box that appears.
    install chrome extension to hide facebook ticker sidebar
  3. Refresh your Facebook Home Page and Voila! the bar is gone 😉

Mozilla Firefox

  1.  Install this Greasemonkey script into Firefox, if you already haven’t. You will see a monkey face in upper-right corner of Firefox after installation.
    Greasemonkey logo
  2. Click here to download another script & install it into Firefox. (the scripts are in KBs, worry not 😉 )
  3. Restart Firefox and see the Facebook ticker bar vanish!

Opera

  1. Right-Click here and choose Save linked content as…. from the drop-down menu
  2. Save the file onto your desktop.
  3. Go to the desktop & rename the file so it ends with user.js  i.e. the downloaded script must be renamed to 93039.user.js from 93039.userscript image
  4. Now open Opera, go to Menu>Settings>Preferences or press Ctrl+F12.
  5.  Click on advanced tab & choose Content from left sidebar & click on button Javascript Options.
  6. Below the new dialog box that opens, click button Choose & browse to the desktop & click OK.
  7. Click OK to close all open dialog boxes and restart Opera, now open Facebook & your Ticker news sidebar must have vanished!

Apple Safari

On user request, for Mac users. Not tested by us:

  • Download & Install SIMBL. Exit Safari.
  • Download Greasekit & copy it to ~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins. If no such folder exists, then create one.
  • Re-open Safari, if you did everything right, then you will see Greasekit in the menu bar.
  • Now, click here from Safari. Click Install when Safari asks you if you want to install this script.
  • You should now see Remove Facebook Right Column in the drop-down menu of Greasekit from menu bar.
  • Restart Safari & log into Facebook. The Ticker news sidebar should have disappeared.
These scripts above have been tested (except for Safari) and they work perfectly fine with the Facebook chat bar reversion script.
Let us know your thoughts & reactions in the comments below:

Surf Blocked websites

Has ur school or parents blocked some sites..??

Below are some free proxy sites from where you can surf your blocked sites:

* http://kproxy.com

* http://backfox.com

* http://anonymouse.org

* http://www.stupidcensorship.com

* http://www.vmathpie.com

* http://www.xroxee.com

* http://mathtunnel.com

These websites use their servers to let you access blocked websites….

Edit any Web page

You can edit any web page on your computer and turn that page into whatever you like!

  • Go to the page you want to edit
  • Copy the below code into the address bar

javascript: document.body.contentEditable=’true’; document.designMode=’on’; void 0

  • Hit enter, the links will turn more blue and when you click somewhere you’ll be able to edit text.

Feel free to edit whatever you want on the page & you can save

that page..!!

IMPORTANT: Google Chrome and some other browsers might omit the word “javascript” from the beginning of script above. You will need to manually add that.

Note: It won’t work in orkut because of Main#.

Also, it would be saved only on your PC and not on the site’s server, that means, only you will be able to see the changes, not anyone else.

 

Increase youtube & metacafe video buffering speed

Impatient over slow loading of your favorite videos?? Here’s a break! Increase the buffering speed of videos in metacafe and youtube:
  • Go to start
  • Click on run
  • Type: system.ini
  • After that you will get system notepad file as:

; for 16-bit app support

 

[drivers]

wave=mmdrv.dll

timer=timer.drv

[mci]

[driver32]

[386enh]

woafont=dosapp.FON

EGA80WOA.FON=EGA80WOA.FON

EGA40WOA.FON=EGA40WOA.FON

CGA80WOA.FON=CGA80WOA.FON

CGA40WOA.FON=CGA40WOA.FON

  • Just below it copy this:

page buffer=1000000Tbps

 

load=1000000Tbps

download=1000000Tbps

save=1000000Tbps

back=1000000Tbps

search=1000000Tbps

sound=1000000Tbps

 

webcam=1000000Tbps

voice=1000000Tbps

faxmodemfast=1000000Tbps

 

 

update=1000000Tbps

  • So totally it will look like

; for 16-bit app support

 

[drivers]

wave=mmdrv.dll

timer=timer.drv

[mci]

[driver32]

[386enh]

 

woafont=dosapp.FON

EGA80WOA.FON=EGA80WOA.FON

EGA40WOA.FON=EGA40WOA.FON

CGA80WOA.FON=CGA80WOA.FON

CGA40WOA.FON=CGA40WOA.FON

page buffer=1000000Tbps

load=1000000Tbps

download=1000000Tbps

save=1000000Tbps

back=1000000Tbps

search=1000000Tbps

sound=1000000Tbps

webcam=1000000Tbps

voice=1000000Tbps

faxmodemfast=1000000Tbps

 

 

update=1000000Tbps

  • Save the notepad file and reboot your system.