"Block autoplay" function only works when opening a video in a new tab, can I get it to work all the time?
I like how videos now no longer automatically start playing when I open a video (on youtube, for example) in a new tab. However, when I click on a video to open in the current tab, it still autoplays. Can I get this "block autoplay" feature to block videos from playing in my current tab?
Ideally, no video would play unless I specifically click the "play" button.
Additional System Details
- Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:66.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/66.0
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/
You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.