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Don t get caught off guard by auto-playing videos again

Author: ITS

Posted on Sep 30, 2015

Category: Tips and Tricks , General Interest

Have you ever visited a website while in a quiet space, and suddenly a video started playing loudly, disrupting not only you but also everyone around you?play button

Prevent this from every happening again, by turning off the auto-play feature on your web browser.

Instructions for Google Chrome:

  1. Type "chrome://chrome/settings/content" into the URL bar.
  2. Scroll down to the plug-in section.
  3. Select "Let me choose when to run plugin content".

Instructions for Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Type "about:config" into the URL bar.
  2. Agree to the warning.
  3. Type “autoplay” into the search box.
  4. Find a preference named “media.autoplay.enabled”, which will be set to "true".
  5. Double-click that preference and it will change to "false".

Instructions for Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on the settings icon in the top right corner of the browser window.
  2. Click on "Safety".
  3. Click on the "ActiveX Filtering" option. This will then put a tick next to the option, indicating that filtering is enabled.