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Is it no longer possible to have a video automatically pause when you switch to another tab?

Is it no longer possible to have a video automatically pause when you switch to another tab?

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WestEnd 60 solutions 5387 answers

Does it do that on other Browsers?

Does it do that on other Browsers?
the-edmeister
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I have never had that feature in Firefox. The videos have always kept playing in the unfocussed tabs after switching to a different tab.

That feature may have been provided by an add-on for Firefox, which I have never used - if such ever existed.

I have never had that feature in Firefox. The videos have always kept playing in the unfocussed tabs after switching to a different tab. That feature may have been provided by an add-on for Firefox, which I have never used - ''if such ever existed''.

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the-edmeister said

That feature may have been provided by an add-on for Firefox, which I have never used - if such ever existed.

Right you are. I mis-remember. "Play/pause" and Mute All Inactive Tabs kinda get the job done.

''the-edmeister [[#answer-1136695|said]]'' <blockquote> That feature may have been provided by an add-on for Firefox, which I have never used - ''if such ever existed''. </blockquote> Right you are. I mis-remember. "Play/pause" and Mute All Inactive Tabs kinda get the job done.
jscher2000
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Firefox recently incorporated a feature to throttle media streaming in background tabs to improve performance in active tabs. Most people posting about this have been upset by it, so I wonder whether there was a change in Beta/Developer/Nightly to reduce throttling?

Firefox recently incorporated a feature to throttle media streaming in background tabs to improve performance in active tabs. Most people posting about this have been upset by it, so I wonder whether there was a change in Beta/Developer/Nightly to reduce throttling?
cor-el
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You can check these throttle prefs on the about:config page.

  • network.http.throttle.enable (true)
  • network.http.throttle.version (currently 1 for me with beta)
You can check these throttle prefs on the <b>about:config</b> page. *network.http.throttle.enable (true) *network.http.throttle.version (currently 1 for me with beta)