I have a group message where my friends and I enjoy sharing animated GIFs. Sometimes, when one of these stays on screen for a long time, it will eat my CPU and cause my fan to spin up/make noise.
I enjoy the GIFs, but in order to keep my fan quiet, I often delete them, which reduces the CPU usage. I have a hunch that if I could pause the animation, it wouldn't use as much processor power. Is there any way I can do this?
I'm currently on OS X Yosemite (10.10.3) and using Messages 8.0 (4752)
Edit by Tetsujin Aug '17
The bounty I'm offering isn't for the same reason as the OP, i.e. CPU, but merely the irritation factor of watching them go round & round & round ... & round...