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how do i really stop autoplay (including autoplay triggered by scripts)

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when media starts playing on my computer without my consent, this should be considered a cybercime.

The only way for a video to start playing should be `right click -> play`

cut the nonsense with the *media.autoplay.enabled* switch. it doesnt work and it never will. as soon as the website uses any kind of scripting, this switch is ineffective.


which extension do i need to install to stop this autoplay nightmare forever?

when media starts playing on my computer without my consent, this should be considered a cybercime. The only way for a video to start playing should be `right click -> play` cut the nonsense with the *media.autoplay.enabled* switch. it doesnt work and it never will. as soon as the website uses any kind of scripting, this switch is ineffective. which extension do i need to install to stop this autoplay nightmare forever?

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Kulindahr 0 løsninger 5 svar

Mozilla support recommends against this, says it "breaks things" and people forget they changed the setting. Any idea what they mean?

They recommend this instead:

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/disable-autoplay/

Mozilla support recommends against this, says it "breaks things" and people forget they changed the setting. Any idea what they mean? They recommend this instead: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/disable-autoplay/
jscher2000
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Kulindahr said

Mozilla support recommends against this, says it "breaks things" and people forget they changed the setting. Any idea what they mean?

In my last reply, I said: "Note that this breaks custom players on Vimeo, Netflix, and Imgur (GIFV files)."

As for people forgetting, yes, people forget all kinds of things. At least media.autoplay.enabled is named in a way that you could find later.

They recommend this instead: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/disable-autoplay/

Does that extension work well for you? The fact that it can be controlled on a site-by-site basis looks like a great advantage over the built-in setting, which does not have a way to make exceptions.

''Kulindahr [[#answer-1100805|said]]'' <blockquote> Mozilla support recommends against this, says it "breaks things" and people forget they changed the setting. Any idea what they mean?</blockquote> In my last reply, I said: "Note that '''this breaks custom players''' on Vimeo, Netflix, and Imgur (GIFV files)." As for people forgetting, yes, people forget all kinds of things. At least media.autoplay.enabled is named in a way that you could find later. <blockquote> They recommend this instead: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/disable-autoplay/ </blockquote> Does that extension work well for you? The fact that it can be controlled on a site-by-site basis looks like a great advantage over the built-in setting, which does not have a way to make exceptions.