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Use Preview to play animated GIFs Apps
Stupid but true, Preview.app can play animated GIf's! Simply add the Play button to your toolbar and load an animated GIF, click on the Play button, and away you go!

[robg adds: Amazingly simple, and I'd overlooked it ever since Jaguar came out. We even had a hint that covered Preview's new features, and mentioned that it would open animated GIFs. But it didn't mention the Play button, and in all this time, I'd never bothered to look at the buttons available in the Customize Toolbar menu!]
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Use Preview to play animated GIFs
Authored by: ChaChi on Apr 08, '03 12:35:59PM

Interesting how this hint gets published now?!?! I submitted this hint a while back and never saw it appear as a hint?!?! Then "Anonymous" gets it posted?!?! WTF???



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Authored by: ParadisePete on Apr 09, '03 03:39:28PM
Interesting how this hint gets published now?!?! I submitted this hint a while back and never saw it appear as a hint?!?! Then "Anonymous" gets it posted?!?! WTF???

Maybe you used too much punctuation.

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Lay off already!
Authored by: ChaChi on Apr 09, '03 09:10:28PM

I was having a really bad Monday! Haven't you ever had one of those?



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I should clarify...
Authored by: ChaChi on Apr 09, '03 09:17:30PM

This whole week has been pretty crappy for me! This was just one of those small issues that did not agree with me.



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Authored by: macman13 on Apr 08, '03 01:51:23PM

Really??

Well I have submitted a bunch of hits and none of mine were ever added.

Who knows what the submission requirements are around here?

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Authored by: cynikal on Apr 08, '03 03:22:36PM

tell me about it.. i published hints and they've never seen the light of day around here..



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Authored by: ChaChi on Apr 08, '03 05:01:53PM

Glad it's not just me!!!



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Authored by: dave1212 on Apr 08, '03 08:45:41PM

come on kids, stop the whining.. it doesn't do anyone any good.

Maybe what you had posted wasn't as clear in description as this one, or some other reason. It's petty to bxtch and cry over something so trivial, just be glad this site and service is here for us all.



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Bite me!!!
Authored by: ChaChi on Apr 08, '03 09:29:12PM

Then stay out of it!!!



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Grow up, ChaChi
Authored by: Viridian on Apr 09, '03 10:55:25AM
Personally I'm more happy that hints are published than whoever gets the credit. If you have a problem with not receiving credit and your fragile ego can't stand it, contact robg and explain your concerns in private, don't grate on our nerves with your childish behavior.

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Bite Me, Viridian
Authored by: ChaChi on Apr 09, '03 01:13:18PM

Don't let it get on your nerves then!!!



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OK, that's it.
Authored by: Viridian on Apr 10, '03 11:38:21AM
ChaChi, are you like 11 years old or something? You're coming across like a whiny brat whose mommy forgot to get some Cap'n Crunch at the market. You can't stop crying over the fact that some hint you submitted wasn't published for reasons unknown, and this seems to have dealt a severe blow to your juvenile psyche. Well, boo-hoo-hoo. Get over it. You spew your whining invective and a barrage of punctuation marks whenever someone has the unmitigated temerity to object to your childish tantrums, and the only riposte you can come up with is "Bite me!" Really mature, and obviously the extent of your vocabulary. Why are you on this site during school hours? Why are you even on this site at all? Go back to Slashdot. Punk.

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OK, that's it.
Authored by: ChaChi on Apr 10, '03 01:36:41PM

You don't even know the whole story. No one asks why someone around here is upset, they just feed into making them even more angry.

I've submitted hint after hint after hint and I have no idea whether or not the hints are even getting through or not. I've sent numerous emails to webteam2@macosxhints.com (which is the contact link at the bottom of the page) and have not had one single reply! I don't even know if my emails are getting through to them or not. The emails don't come back to me, so I assume they're going through OK.

What is childish? Is calling people names or telling them they're childish the way to go about anything either? I think not! I've tried everything I can think of to get this issue resolved and cannot resolve it no matter what I try!

Why am I here? Because I love OSX and love sharing what I learn about it with others. Is that not the reason you (and most other people) come here as well? Why should I take the time out of my day to submit a hint when I know it will never see the light of day? I've had 1 hint published out of about 25 that I have submitted.

I apologize that I, in my own personal frustration and anger, lashed out at you (or anyone else here for that matter).



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I apologize ChaChi
Authored by: Viridian on Apr 10, '03 02:54:27PM
Sorry if I got a little bent out of shape. We're all here because we love OS X, and we want to share what we've learned. Like I said earlier, if you have concerns about your hints not being published, please contact robg and let him know. If you had stated all of this at the outset instead of seemingly lashing out in a snit, I'm sure a lot of misunderstandings could have been avoided. As it is, please accept my apologies for anything insulting I may have said to you.

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I deserved it...
Authored by: ChaChi on Apr 10, '03 03:29:09PM
Apologize? I deserved it! Your reply to me probably ticked me off about as much as my reply had ticked you off. Neither one of us deserves to be treated with disrespect, after all, there is a war going on right now!

I have not been stating my case properly, instead, I have been lashing out at everyone. Even those who have nothing to do with why I'm upset. How do you recommend I go about contacting robg (as you so boldly put it, pun intended)? I would like to figure out why the "Submit" button is working differently for me than others.

Thanx in advance for any info on how to resolve this matter and no hard feelings, just learning and moving on ;-)

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No hard feelings.
Authored by: Viridian on Apr 10, '03 05:35:59PM
I'm sorry for sniping at you like that. You can try robg@macosxhints.com to contact our fearless editor. He's usually very good about responding to messages, so I'm surprised to hear that your queries have been ignored. Cheers, pal.

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Doesn't work in 10.4 Tiger!
Authored by: scotty321 on Feb 03, '06 11:50:02AM

There may have been a "play" button in older versions of Preview, but it is no longer availalbe in Mac OS X 10.4.



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Use Preview to play animated GIFs
Authored by: subtleman on May 20, '12 04:32:39AM

There is no Play button to drag from Preview/View/Customize Toolbar on my iMac running Lion!



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