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How can I make websites ask for permission before starting VR?

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When browsing many different websites, for example, Facebook, Firefox will automatically start my VR headset. I assume there is supposed to be some kind of mechanism for asking permission first, as Flash content does, to avoid abuse like this but it doesn't appear to be working.

Is there a setting somewhere I can use to fix this without having to disable WebVR completely?

When browsing many different websites, for example, Facebook, Firefox will automatically start my VR headset. I assume there is supposed to be some kind of mechanism for asking permission first, as Flash content does, to avoid abuse like this but it doesn't appear to be working. Is there a setting somewhere I can use to fix this without having to disable WebVR completely?

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:66.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/66.0

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WestEnd
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VR is driven by your GPU not by the Browser and if the site has such options and you have VR turn on it will activate it.

VR is driven by your GPU not by the Browser and if the site has such options and you have VR turn on it will activate it.

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I'm talking specifically about VR content in Firefox. There are no options on the site, unfortunately, and even if there were it would have started my headset by the time I reached them.

I'm talking specifically about VR content in Firefox. There are no options on the site, unfortunately, and even if there were it would have started my headset by the time I reached them.
WestEnd
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firefox doesn't have VR drivers that is your GPU driver or VR headset that loads those driver to use and configure.

firefox doesn't have VR drivers that is your GPU driver or VR headset that loads those driver to use and configure.
James
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WestEnd said

firefox doesn't have VR drivers that is your GPU driver or VR headset that loads those driver to use and configure.

In case you are not aware, Firefox for Windows since 55.0 you can enjoy Virtual Reality (VR) content directly from your Windows desktop computer via the fully-implemented WebVR standard.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/view-virtual-reality-firefox-webvr

That said I do not know if you can turn of or toggle this so headset will not start if VR headset is plugged in.

''WestEnd [[#answer-1192036|said]]'' <blockquote> firefox doesn't have VR drivers that is your GPU driver or VR headset that loads those driver to use and configure. </blockquote> In case you are not aware, Firefox for Windows since 55.0 you can enjoy Virtual Reality (VR) content directly from your Windows desktop computer via the fully-implemented WebVR standard. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/view-virtual-reality-firefox-webvr That said I do not know if you can turn of or toggle this so headset will not start if VR headset is plugged in.