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Kelly B
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Posted - 01/05/2006 :  5:03:11 PM  Show Profile Send Kelly B a Private Message
I find animated smilie-type critters distracting. I just learned that if you press the esc key, the motion freezes. There don't appear to be any other side effects. I thought I'd share the information in hopes that any fellow-Grinches will find it useful too.

Lissa
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Posted - 01/05/2006 :  5:52:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lissa's Homepage Send Lissa a Private Message
Thanks ever so for posting this info!

Lissa

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a
revolutionary act. -- George Orwell


Oh, and I now have a blog:http://knittnlissa.typepad.com/knittnlissa/
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RoseByAny
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Posted - 01/05/2006 :  6:03:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
This same key stops music if you go to a website that has music and you no longer want to hear it.

"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."
http://RoseByAny.BlogSpot.Com
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blwinteler
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Posted - 01/05/2006 :  6:11:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit blwinteler's Homepage  Send blwinteler a Yahoo! Message Send blwinteler a Private Message
It also freezes flashing ads, which are ever so obnoxious. I think they could give just about anyone seizures, or at least a nasty migraine.

Take care!
Brandy

My finished projects

We are but 8 score young blondes and brunettes... all between 16 and 19-and-a-half... cut off in this castle with no one to protect us! Oh... it is a lonely life. Bathing... dressing... undressing... knitting exciting underwear ....(Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Tale of Sir Galahad)
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truly violet
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Posted - 01/05/2006 :  6:45:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
bless you all
flashing adds too?

bless you all double

vi

none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/ ~now with chickens!
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Busyhands
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Posted - 01/05/2006 :  7:59:35 PM  Show Profile Send Busyhands a Private Message
hey - cool trick! Thanks!

Lin, High Priestess of Liberal Color Usage
"Wearing cheerful, multicolored hats is a public service, easy to perform, and of incalculable value." - Anna Zilboorg
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KarenB
Seriously Hooked

750 Posts

Posted - 01/06/2006 :  05:48:52 AM  Show Profile Send KarenB a Private Message
Much obliged, Kelly. Flashing, jumping crap on my screen annoys me to death.

Karen
My knitting photos: http://photobucket.com/albums/a100/karenknits/
My blog: http://dispatchesfromtheinterior.blogspot.com/
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blazfglori
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Posted - 01/30/2006 :  06:08:36 AM  Show Profile Send blazfglori a Private Message
You can also use the red X on the top left hand corner of your browser. ;)
That stops everything on the screen.

~Lori

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KAC
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
443 Posts

Posted - 01/30/2006 :  10:11:03 AM  Show Profile Send KAC a Private Message
Hooray! An end to the ever-so-annoying animations!! Thank you so much - and thanks to you, too, Amie! I love music, but I really, really dislike sites that force music onto you.


Kim
http://sanityknit.blogspot.com/
Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints
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knittingkeri
Chatty Knitter

197 Posts

Posted - 02/01/2006 :  8:54:42 PM  Show Profile Send knittingkeri a Private Message
Thank You!!!!! It never fails, Sunday afternoon, when DH is napping and I'm surfing around on the web, quiet, minding my own business..."POP UPS WITH MUSIC" as I race to finagle the mouse using the touch pad on my laptop, DH wakes up. I feel bad, he is grumpy, and to beat all, I accidentally clicked on the inside of the pop-up instead of the "X" to close, so 20 more came up. The Esc Key will save me stress!!!!

Month 2 of the no - new - yarn diet!!!! Plus month 2 of the no more soda diet, guess which one is going better?
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crzyboutyarn
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USA
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Posted - 02/03/2006 :  12:14:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit crzyboutyarn's Homepage Send crzyboutyarn a Private Message
I thought my flashies and smileys were cute...Should I take them off????

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~Courtney [IMG]http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d192/love2croceht/knitting.gif[/IMG]
A Full Stash is a Happy Stash!!
http://crzyboutcrochet.blogspot.com/
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maribelaprn
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Posted - 02/03/2006 :  2:14:27 PM  Show Profile Send maribelaprn a Private Message
They are annoying for those of use with dial-up connections or are overseas, which is why the vast majority here don't use them. I tend to avoid reading posts from people whom I know use flashies and smileys. It would be very considerate of others if you did take them off.

It would also be appreciated that instead of including photos in your posts, you simply include a link to your blog where people can see them. Loading those huge bitmaps takes forever and it takes up disk space that Clara has to pay for.

WIP: Estonian Lullaby blanket in Plymouth Encore

My blog: http://maribelaprn.blogspot.com/
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KAC
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
443 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2006 :  2:27:02 PM  Show Profile Send KAC a Private Message
Ack! It didn't work for The Big Yarn - I clicked on their link at the right of the forum, and music started blaring. You have to listen to loud music and watch an animation in order to get to their site - and you can't turn it off.



Kim
http://sanityknit.blogspot.com/
Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints
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Margie
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Posted - 02/21/2006 :  9:36:50 PM  Show Profile Send Margie a Private Message
On the rare occasions when the esc key won't stop blinking and I still want to read what's on the page, I just hold paper up against the screen until I can scroll down and away from the blasted blinking.

I hate those blinking ads.

Margie
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Teresa_G
Chatty Knitter

132 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2006 :  5:39:29 PM  Show Profile Send Teresa_G a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by KAC

Ack! It didn't work for The Big Yarn - I clicked on their link at the right of the forum, and music started blaring. You have to listen to loud music and watch an animation in order to get to their site - and you can't turn it off.



Just a suggestion--to get rid of the sound, could you turn off your speakers? I know that's easier on some computers than others, though.

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I am making a pair of socks. After that I'm going to make two more pairs.
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Clara
queen bee

USA
4404 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2006 :  7:16:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message
So I guess I should scrap my plans to have marching-band music play whenever people browse the forums? I was also going to add a border of huge yellow and purple flashing smiley faces, too. Oh well...



Clara
Your friendly Knitter's Review publisher
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tribalfyber
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USA
183 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2006 :  7:16:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit tribalfyber's Homepage Send tribalfyber a Private Message
i love your little knitter. it doesn't seem to affect the loading of my pages, and i have the slowest dial-up in the world!

i love a laptop, so easy to turn down the volume....



quote:
Originally posted by crzyboutyarn

I thought my flashies and smileys were cute...Should I take them off????

[IMG]http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d192/love2croceht/yarncollecter.gif[/IMG]
~Courtney [IMG]http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d192/love2croceht/knitting.gif[/IMG]
A Full Stash is a Happy Stash!!
http://crzyboutcrochet.blogspot.com/


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KAC
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
443 Posts

Posted - 02/23/2006 :  06:51:17 AM  Show Profile Send KAC a Private Message

Just a suggestion--to get rid of the sound, could you turn off your speakers? I know that's easier on some computers than others, though


I could, but I don't think I should have to. Having music suddenly blaring at you with no way to turn it off is obnoxious, and a guaranteed way to keep me and my $$ away from your site.
Personal sites are one thing - people have a tendency to think that if one animation and a little bit of music is good, then many, many animations and lots of music must be better. IMO, though, people who are trying to get me to buy something should know better...


Kim
http://sanityknit.blogspot.com/
Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints
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Teresa_G
Chatty Knitter

132 Posts

Posted - 02/23/2006 :  08:31:57 AM  Show Profile Send Teresa_G a Private Message
Hmm. That's true. I wasn't thinking of it that way.

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I am making a pair of socks. After that I'm going to make two more pairs.
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tribalfyber
Chatty Knitter

USA
183 Posts

Posted - 02/23/2006 :  10:30:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit tribalfyber's Homepage Send tribalfyber a Private Message
nor was i. i hate any of the sounds a computer makes, so i always keep my sound off. i wasn't aware there was music on any websites. that would drive me nuts.
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kdcrowley
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Posted - 02/23/2006 :  10:38:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit kdcrowley's Homepage Send kdcrowley a Private Message
Yes, Clara, scrap those plans. I feel guilty enough for browsing during the workday even though I am just taking a break....drawing more attention could be ...ahem... problematic.

Mistress Kelley of the Hellacious Sockknitting

Going to He** for buying sock yarn during Lent, but at least my feet won't be cold.


http://ceallachknits.blogspot.com
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