Nothing springs to mind - it seems to play animated GIF files on Stage for me as expected.
Does it happen with all animated GIFs for you, or just one? If just this one, do you know anything about how the GIF was authored?
Thank you for confirmation that that is how things should work. I'm new to
the program and following some Lynda tutorials to get up to speed. My most
recent lesson included the gif in exercise files, and everything seems to
function both in Photoshop and the browser. Even in edge design mode, if I
press on the gif and move it around, it plays and loops fine. But as soon
as I stop moving the gif, it returns to first frame and stays stuck there.
Whether selected or not, it just sits there frozen. If I switch
applications and come back to edge, I catch a glimpse of other frames, as
if the gif was playing in the background. But then it stops again, kind of
like a watched pot The behavior seemed glitchy to me, but I thought I
might be missing a setting somewhere. I'll try with other gifs, I guess..