Windows Photo Viewer

Hi all,
When I use Windows Photo Viewer I can't see a gif animated. So I set it up to open gif in Internet Explorer. If I am clicking through the photos in a folder, the gif will open up in Internet Explorer. When I have Windows Photo Viewer open, and I can see all my photos and gif, and I go to the bottom and click so I can see the following photo it doesn't open up gif in Internet Explorer. Is there something I can do to correct this.