extension ExtPose

Stop Animations

Description from extension meta Stops animations from distracting you while reading - just press the escape key [esc]... and press again to restore.
Image from store Stop Animations
Description from store Great at stopping animations from distracting you while reading. Just press the escape key [esc]... and press again to restore. This stops everything from GIF, Flash, and even JavaScript. Works by taking a screen shot and layering it over the page... unfortunately it can't do a full screen shot (see bug report 45209), so it re-updates when you scroll or resize the window. To raise bug reports, or see the source code, please go to: https://github.com/craigfrancis/stop-animations
Latest reviews (2019-11-06) S White: Didn't work at all for me (2019-10-30) Fred Chapman: This extension is fabulous! I'm reading through some software vendor help pages that use animated GIFs to demonstrate how to do things—it's a really nice way to present documentation, but it goes by too fast! Now I can easily pause and resume the animations just by pressing Esc. Thanks so much! (2019-10-02) J J: THIS EXTENSION IS TOTALLY USELESS. BAN THIS DEVELOPER. (2019-07-25) Justin Bussell: Doesn't work Pressing esc does nothing, clicking 'stop animations' goes to the extension page on google store. (2019-07-17) Mark: Extension is garbage. It does stop the animation, but as soon as you scroll the page you get to the next animation that has already restarted. Then you can scroll up and down and watch the animations continually restart and stop. More distracting than clicking on the "loop" button. (2019-05-19) Martin Burke: Thumbs up. Why not possible to auto stop without Esc? (2019-04-20) Free Independent: Works PERFECT! Thank you! (2019-01-22) Inspecta Eclectic: Works! (2018-12-23) Ryan Brainard: Awesome, just what I was looking for. I like that it both stops animations immediately and you can press Esc again to resume. (2018-12-21) Maxim Pchelov: Чтобы заработало: после установки надо обновить страницу с анимацией (2018-11-22) David Shuford: This works well for me. For the people it's not working for, they're probably seeing another type of animated content, like Flash or via a JavaScript script. (2018-11-21) Adrian Robert: I tried several animation stopper extensions, but this is the only one that worked. You have to hit 'Esc' (it would be nice if it just operated by default) but once you do that it stops them in their tracks. Hooray for bringing back a feature that Netscape 1.x had 20 years ago! (2018-08-07) Nick Brown: Seems to do nothing at all. Escape has no effect - adverts continue to flash away. (2018-05-10) Does absolutely nothing! (2018-05-03) Андрей. И: Фуфло ни чего не блочит ! (2018-04-08) Дмитрий Голик: не работает (2017-12-07) Alice Silver: Не работает вообще, ничего не блокирует, словно его нет. (2017-11-14) May Moreshet: Straight up doesn't work. The escape key does nothing. (2017-09-11) Alan Charlesworth: Doesn't block animated GIFs on NYT site (2017-07-26) Brian Jackson: As advertised. I use it for those clickbait articles that think they need 3 animated gif reactions in between every bullet point. Shuts those up at least. (2017-06-15) Brill Mistak: Love this extension! I have a lot of trouble reading text when anything is moving on the page, even little things like cycling pictures in a sidebar. I truly love that it stops EVERYTHING on the screen, regardless of whether it is a gif, movie, flash or whatever. Easy to toggle back and forth using the escape key if I want to click on a link. I really don't get some of the complaints here. For those who are having issues scrolling, it's easiest to hit the space bar rather than the arrow key. Even if you do use the arrow key, it only takes about a nanosecond for the extension to adjust. (2017-03-29) Tim Josling: Actually solves the problem for me. Thank you! Not perfect but 100% better than everything else I have tried. Note: You need to press escape to stop he animations. This means you need to ensure your other apps don't use escape. It would be nice to have a button for cases where you cannot make the other apps ignore escapce. (2016-04-01) Elad Ossadon: This extension takes a screenshot of the page to stop gifs. A screenshot is not they way to tackle this. It doesn't let you select text, it clashes with extensions like hoverzoom, it hides the screenshot on scroll.. I appreciate the effort but a better way would be finding all .gif images and replace with a canvas generated frame, keeping everything else in place. (2015-12-29) Gabby Gabby: couldnt even open it (2015-07-05) Tamas Biro: I agree previous commenter: "The animation starts again while you you scroll. Also it doesn't reduce the CPU consumption."

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2.9775 (89 votes)
Last update / version
2018-10-25 / 1.15





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