Animated GIF Files Are Not Animated on the Welcome Screen

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SYMPTOMS

When you set a user's picture to be an animated .gif file, the picture is not animated when it is displayed on the Welcome screen.

CAUSE

All pictures on the Welcome screen are displayed as bitmaps.

STATUS

This behavior is by design.

MORE INFORMATION

A different picture can be given to each user account on the system. Supported file types are .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .png, and .tif.

To change the picture that is displayed for a user, follow these steps:
  1. In Control Panel, double-click User Accounts.
  2. Click the user that you want to change, and then click Change the picture.

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Article ID: 283103 - Last Review: January 15, 2006 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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