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How to stop autoplay all together

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As I have a lot of tabs open most of the time, they sometimes get small enough that I accidentally press the autoplay mute or unmute/play video on the tabs. This is quite annoying as 'personally', I only want my videos to be turned on when I click on the video on the website itself and not running in the background.

Is there a way to completely or just on youtube to turn off autoplay inside the tab?

(in the image where the arrow points to is what I want to takeout from the tab).

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Hi Shadowfox,

There's one solution I found that maybe can help solve the autoplay problem.

Please refer to this Allow or block media autoplay in Firefox.

Hope this article helps, have a nice day!

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Han

Hey, yes I have looked at this page but sadly it doesn't show how to turn it off, its more of "how" to use it.

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I am so sorry to hear that, have you tried changing the autoplay settings? where you can block audio/video autoplay?

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Yes but there is no way I found that can "turn the whole thing off"

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You can look at these prefs on the the about:config page to see what settings 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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