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Previously Firefox allowed for Autoplay to be disabled Globally, that is to say one setting in about:config disabled the functionality on all websites - no issues!

Now I have to apply the setting on a local basis, that is to say that I must first visit the website and be infuriated by an autoplay monstrosity before I am able to disable its functionality - whilst also wasting data as I am using a metered connection to access the web via desktop and laptop (rural location).

As someone who has previously donated to the cause, and has both the T-Shirt and Certificate to prove it, I am most disappointed by this change which seems to favour the individual websites more than the end consumer - without whom Firefox would not be what it is today!

Needless to say, I am most disappointed by this sudden and somewhat confusing change. I hope this shall be remedied in an upcoming release.

Yours sincerely,

Elliot J Knightall.

Previously Firefox allowed for Autoplay to be disabled Globally, that is to say one setting in about:config disabled the functionality on all websites - no issues! Now I have to apply the setting on a local basis, that is to say that I must first visit the website and be infuriated by an autoplay monstrosity before I am able to disable its functionality - whilst also wasting data as I am using a metered connection to access the web via desktop and laptop (rural location). As someone who has previously donated to the cause, and has both the T-Shirt and Certificate to prove it, I am most disappointed by this change which seems to favour the individual websites more than the end consumer - without whom Firefox would not be what it is today! Needless to say, I am most disappointed by this sudden and somewhat confusing change. I hope this shall be remedied in an upcoming release. Yours sincerely, Elliot J Knightall.

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Hi, the ability to disable autoplay globally is being rolled out gradually in Firefox 66 - which you have. So if you don't see the setting just now, it should become available soon in: 3-bar menu > Options > Privacy & Security > Permissions. Please see Allow or block media autoplay in Firefox

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You can look at these prefs on the about:config page to see if these values work for you.

  • media.autoplay.default = 1 [0=Allowed, 1=Blocked, 2=Prompt]
  • media.autoplay.allow-muted = false
  • media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed = false

For user-gestures-needed you can try false and true to see what works for you.

You can look at this extension.

You can look at these prefs on the about:config page to see if these values work for you. *media.autoplay.default = 1 [0=Allowed, 1=Blocked, 2=Prompt] *media.autoplay.allow-muted = false *media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed = false For user-gestures-needed you can try false and true to see what works for you. You can look at this extension. *Disable HTML5 Autoplay https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/disable-autoplay/
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Thank you for your reply.

The settings you have provided are ineffectual for me under any conditions.

However after posting my concern I found the Add-on you have quoted and can confirm its effectiveness.

Again I thank you for your time and the reply, but I still sincerely hope that this matter is rectified internally in due course - either that or I downgrade to 59 which did work.

Thank you for your reply. The settings you have provided are ineffectual for me under any conditions. However after posting my concern I found the Add-on you have quoted and can confirm its effectiveness. Again I thank you for your time and the reply, but I still sincerely hope that this matter is rectified internally in due course - either that or I downgrade to 59 which did work.
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Hi, the ability to disable autoplay globally is being rolled out gradually in Firefox 66 - which you have. So if you don't see the setting just now, it should become available soon in: 3-bar menu > Options > Privacy & Security > Permissions. Please see Allow or block media autoplay in Firefox

Thank you for your donations and support!

If your question is resolved by this or another answer, please help other users by marking the best reply as Solved. Thank you!

Hi, the ability to disable autoplay globally is being rolled out gradually in Firefox 66 - which you have. So if you don't see the setting just now, it should become available soon in: 3-bar menu > Options > Privacy & Security > Permissions. Please see [[Allow or block media autoplay in Firefox]] Thank you for your donations and support! ''If your question is resolved by this or another answer, please help other users by marking the best reply as Solved. Thank you!''
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What Scribe posted above is merely a change to the media.autoplay.default pref and change the default from 0 (allowed) to 1 (blocked). If you modify the media.autoplay prefs like I posted above then you achieve the same result.

What Scribe posted above is merely a change to the media.autoplay.default pref and change the default from 0 (allowed) to 1 (blocked). If you modify the media.autoplay prefs like I posted above then you achieve the same result.
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