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Disable picture in picture completely

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On multiple websites I visit, picture in picture happens automatically when I scroll past a video or click another section of a page. I find it highly annoying and distracting. I would like to disable it completely. How do I do this? I'd appreciate an answer that isn't too technical. Thanks.

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To clarify, what you've described is not picture-in-picture.

Picture-in-picture is a Firefox feature that allows you to display a video in a section of your screen, even if you minimize the Firefox window. It appears on top of other windows that you have open on your computer, even non-Firefox ones.

What you've described is a annoying, but it's the way that the website is designed. Unfortunately, since the code for each website is different, I'm not aware of any method that will work to block this design choice across all websites.

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

  • media.autoplay.default = 5 [0:allow; 1:blockAudible; 2:Prompt; 5:blockAll]
  • media.autoplay.blocking_policy = 2
  • media.autoplay.allow-extension-background-pages = false
  • media.autoplay.block-event.enabled = true

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.

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Given the issue didn't start until after Firefox introduced picture in picture, I can't attribute it to the various web sites. I attribute it to Firefox.

co-rel, if I understood anything you said, I'd try it lol.

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The video popouts on websites has existed long before the picture in picture feature with the blue box on video.

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