Internet Explorer 6 SP 1 Cant Display Blank Pixel GIF Right.

  • tismar
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With Windows 98 SE I had the problem recently after downloadung IE V6 with all updates that all gif's in offline mode did'nt show up no matter what size what alt= they had.
But when I was online everything worked fine.
Everything also worked fine for all other images types like jpg, bmp, tif etc.
I'm using ACDSee for image view and I could solve the problem in removing it for the gif type.
Just to make sure I explain what I actually did :
My Windows is not in english language, so it might be that some of my terms are not precisely what you have.
If its not clear, get back to me bellposto@tin.it
In Explorer - View -Internet options - file types - ACDSee GIF Image - remove
Than I said New Type and at the 2nd line (referred extension) I said gif.
I left blank 1st (description) and 3rd (MIME) line.
Under procedure I now have for OPEN again the application ACDSee.
The file type now can be found under "File GIF".

The only problem left is, that the gif images dont show up in Explorers quick view window (view as website).
The types jpg, bmp, tif etc. are shown.
I dont care very much cause I view images anyway mainly with ACDSee. :roll:
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I just found your thread through google today. Hope there's still someone reading it, I'm new to this forum.

As far as I can remember, I always had exactly this problem with IE. Right now, I have IE 6 SP1 Q810847, Q813489, Q330994 on WinXP Pro (german). It seems right that this only happens to images that occur rather often on a page. From what I know, GIF and PNG images are concerned, don't know if JPGs too.

But this bug was *definitely* here before SP1! And it already was here with IE 5.5. I can't remember earlier versions for that. So MS doesn't know about it? Why won't they just do some tests on their own systems? Maybe they don't even use IE theirselves? Or they got used to this bug and just don't realize it anymore? And those support guys that have absolutely no knowledge of whatever are the worst you can get in such a case...

Hmm, maybe, one sunny day, Mozilla/Firebird gets as powerful and UI-flexible as IE, then I suppose I'll switch over to that one...
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Hey guys, I seem to have found a solution at least for me :)

I googled a bite more after my reply here and found this site:
http://www.generation.net/~hleboeuf/ieimage.htm
At the very bottom of it, someone has stated that uninstalling GetRight AND removing some registry keys manually dit it. I can confirm this. I had GetRight 4.5e on my system, and just did an uninstall then. This alone didn't help very much, so I removed those two keys, too. Now I can't see the problem anymore!

I tested this with two sites (rather complex PHP programs of mine, both hosted locally over my home LAN), where at one, 1 or 2 images weren't loaded in almost 50% of all page hits. I selected a page where these images occured about 20 times, and they're displayed in any of my about 40 page hits now!

So just check it out, if you have installed GetRight on your system, just kick it off, clean up the registry a bit and test this issue again then. No Windows restart is needed. But this is of course no guarantee, as well as I cannot held responsible for any damage on your system; you know the rest... Maybe just make a backup of those keys before deleting them, in case something else goes wrong then.

If someone of you doesn't have GetRight installed, please tell me here... Just interested ;)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

What do you need GetRight for anyway? you realize it's just another Adware program right?
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Hm, at least they tell, that there's no Adware from 4.5e on.

Hey, but I just realized that you even don't need to completely uninstall GetRight. It's enough to disable IE click monitoring, then (just to be sure) remove those two registry keys again, and it's OK, too.
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Well after all is said and done I reimaged my machine to Xp and its working. Funny thing was after this we also found out that if you install AOL 8 you get this problem in AOL 8's browser :)

Might be AOL8 on XP only though...not sure.

So no fix was ever found, go figure, way to go M$.
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I too wasted a lot of time on this issue. My solution, while not necessarily graceful :D , was to use javascript called during the "onload" event for the body tag to swap all the spacer images with a second spacer file (mine are called spacer.gif and spacer2.gif). Since I don't use frames or layers, I don't bother to dig for images in either (you will have to add that code if you need it).

The result of this is that you see the broken images for a second and then suddenly, they fix themselves. Again, not perfect, but the best solution I have yet found. Note that this script assumes that your spacer images are in <root>/images directory.

Here is the function I call:

function AA_refreshSpacers() {
var i;
var d=document;

for (i=0; i<d.images.length; i++) {
s = d.images[i].src;
s = s.substr(s.length-11);

if (s == '/spacer.gif')
d.images[i].src = '/images/spacer2.gif';
else if (s == 'spacer2.gif')
d.images[i].src = '/images/spacer.gif';
}
}
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yea, i did something like it, too. but it only works for your own pages, not the rest of the internet... that's the problem with it.

hmm, can't attach files here. so just cut it out from here: (and imagine all the tabs the board software just eat up...)
---
<script>
var v_img_ok = new Array();

function img_ok(num)
{
v_img_ok[num] = true;
}

function check_imgs()
{
var obj;
var num;

for (num = 1; num <= 2; num++)
{
if (!v_img_ok[num])
{
obj = document.getElementById('img_' + num);
obj.src = 'img/edit3.png';
}
}
}

window.setInterval('check_imgs()', 1000);

</script>

<img src='img/edit3.png' onload='img_ok(1)' id='img_1'>
<img src='img/delete.png' onload='img_ok(2)' id='img_2'>

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Yea thanks for the replies, it sucks that this issue even escaped out of M$

I also found out if you install AOL 8 you will see the same issue with their browser....strange huh.
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I had the same problem.

The only way to get rid of it was by having a clean new installation of the operating system (Windows 2000).

If there is another way to fix the problem I would be interested since a couple of people from my office have this issue with their browser and they don't want to go the trouble of a full install.
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