Switching off animation

There
are few things more annoying than waiting for unwanted animations or banner ads
to download on a website when you’re in a hurry. And while some web animation
can be fun, on the whole we use the Internet to access information as quickly
as possible.

The following steps (for users of version 5.5 of Internet Explorer) show how
easy it is to switch animation off.

1 – Go to the Tools menu, select Internet Options and go to the Advanced
section of the menu.

2 – You should see a number of options and scroll down these until you get
to Multimedia. Set the box next to Play Animations to unchecked.

3 – If you decide to relent and let animations back into your life, reverse
the above steps and restart your computer.

Remember that you can also opt for a text-only browser to speed up your
surfing, such as Lynx (www.lynx.browser.org), which only lets you view words on
a website rather than pictures and animation.

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