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Firefox 63 (macOS) lets YouTube videos start automatically in spite of "media.autoplay.enabled" being set to "false."

Firefox 63 (macOS) lets YouTube videos start automatically in spite of "media.autoplay.enabled" being set to "false." Can that be fixed, please? I reverted for now to v6… (read more)

Firefox 63 (macOS) lets YouTube videos start automatically in spite of "media.autoplay.enabled" being set to "false."

Can that be fixed, please?

I reverted for now to v62.0.3 and the videos do - as before updating to v63 - not automatically start. That hints strongly to v63 being the culprit here.

Asked by resucami2 1 year ago

Answered by philipp 1 year ago

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Disable autoplay media and all annoying notifications permantly!

Hi all, After searching and applying several settings, I am still getting those annoying messages, popups and whatsoever. No matter what I do. I always preferred Firefox … (read more)

Hi all,

After searching and applying several settings, I am still getting those annoying messages, popups and whatsoever. No matter what I do. I always preferred Firefox as my most favorable browser for many, many years, however I noticed that I started using Chrome more and more because of all these little annoyances.

The last few things I tried are:

about:config dom.webnotifications.enabled (false) dom.push.enabled (false) dom.webnotifications.serviceworker.enabled (false) (for notifications)

about:config media.autoplay.allow-muted (false) media.autoplay.default (2) (for autoplay media)

These ones didn't help: media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed (false) media.autoplay.ask-permission (false)

Though media doesn't autoplay, I do get a notifcation about if I want to play the media or something similar. Sigh.

Also the help page on Firefox doesn't help at all, like this one: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/block-autoplay For example; I don't have the "For websites that autoplay sound"-option at all there. See screenshot included.

So what I am trying to here (maybe someone can give me the exact config options):

1. Disable permantly the auto-play function for all media and for all websites 2. Disable every single notification type; I don't want to be asked if I want to play media/sound/music, nor do I want to be asked if I want website notifications or any other kind of notification. I don't want to see a single message at all!!

I hope someone can give me the right settings and/or what to change to make this happen permantly. It's driving me nuts....! Seriously. NUTS! :S

Sidenote; I am also experiencing issues with Firefox on my OnePlus 6T. Sometimes when I enter an URL it doesn't load at all, the screen stays white and doesn't do anything. Closing and starting the app doesn't help. The only solution (sometimes) is to close all my tabs (doesn't matter if it's 10, 40 or 99 tabs). If that fails the solution is a reboot of the phone. And no, it's not the internet connection because a) Chrome wouldn't work, b) nor my other apps. I do use Synchronization between my accounts. The OnePlus 6T was a fresh installation from a couple of weeks ago. Before that (and on my other phone) I had this issue also....

Maybe someone can shed some light as well on the Android issue??

Thank you in advance!

Regards

Asked by HHawk 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Block autoplay is broken

Hi, below are my current customized autoplay settings. They were fine for quite a few months and videos were blocked from autoplay. Then something changed a few days ago … (read more)

Hi, below are my current customized autoplay settings. They were fine for quite a few months and videos were blocked from autoplay. Then something changed a few days ago (i didnt mess with them;) and videos (particularly in youtube) are not blocked any more. Anyone else with the issue and can you tell me how to block videos from autoplay??

app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.media.autoplay.default;1 dom.media.autoplay.autoplay-policy-api;false media.autoplay.allow-extension-background-pages;false media.autoplay.allow-muted;false media.autoplay.blackList-override-default;true

media.autoplay.block-event.enabled;true media.autoplay.block-webaudio;false

media.autoplay.default;1 media.autoplay.enabled;false media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed;true

media.block-autoplay-until-in-foreground;true

Asked by huego 1 year ago

Answered by huego 1 year ago

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In the "autoplay media with sound" popup, can the "Remember this decision" checkbox be unchecked by default?

I uncheck "Remember this decision" 99% of the time, and I would like a way to have it unchecked by default. Maybe someplace in Options, about:config, or elsewhere? The po… (read more)

I uncheck "Remember this decision" 99% of the time, and I would like a way to have it unchecked by default. Maybe someplace in Options, about:config, or elsewhere? The popup and the checkbox are in this screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/Ht4xB3r.png

Firefox Nightly 64.0a1 (2018-09-12) (64-bit) Windows_NT 10.0

Asked by icme.su 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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After the last update videos started playing automatically again. How do I get them to only play when I click them?

I already have about:config media.autoplay.enabled toggled to false. The one add-on I found isn't compatible with Firefox Quantum. How can I stop videos from starting … (read more)

I already have about:config media.autoplay.enabled toggled to false. The one add-on I found isn't compatible with Firefox Quantum.

How can I stop videos from starting automatically when I load a page?

Asked by BooBooBo 1 year ago

Answered by philipp 1 year ago

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I have permissions set to Block Audio and Video Autoplay but they don't always do. Help?

Good morning. I have my permissions set to 'Block Audio and Video' under Autoplay yet it does not work. I have given no sites permission to allow autoplay yet it seems … (read more)

Good morning. I have my permissions set to 'Block Audio and Video' under Autoplay yet it does not work. I have given no sites permission to allow autoplay yet it seems to be happening frequently. Not necessarily every site but quite a lot. Any thoughts and help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by Figureguy 7 months ago

Last reply by Figureguy 7 months ago

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Autoplay not always blocked

Firefox 78 sometimes fails to block autoplay, e.g. scrolling the front page of reddit.com or a subreddit will intermittently show videos playing. This worked in 77. Some … (read more)

Firefox 78 sometimes fails to block autoplay, e.g. scrolling the front page of reddit.com or a subreddit will intermittently show videos playing.

This worked in 77. Some about:config entries I'd swear were set in 77 have vanished; I tried adding them manually, but the autoplay blocking is still hit and miss.

Also, not sure if Troubleshooting Information uploaded successfully or the page broke (see screenshot).

Asked by Jens Lyn IV 2 days ago

Answered by Jens Lyn IV 2 days ago

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stop streaming video

As of yesterday videos would only play if asked. installed latest update today 10/26/2018 0630MDT. Now I have to manually stop the videos. I had ALREADY used the link "ab… (read more)

As of yesterday videos would only play if asked. installed latest update today 10/26/2018 0630MDT. Now I have to manually stop the videos. I had ALREADY used the link "about:config" on previous versions & that worked. The line "media.autoplay.enabled" is already set to "false". This glitch happened as soon as I installed the latest update.

Asked by sailor842 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How stop video autoplay?

After a recent update to version 63.0, videos with maximum audio automatically start. This problem is especially acute with CNN.com. I will not tolerate this problem and … (read more)

After a recent update to version 63.0, videos with maximum audio automatically start. This problem is especially acute with CNN.com. I will not tolerate this problem and either must find away to immediately prevent it or, undesirably, switch to another browser.

How do I stop video's from automatically starting?

Thank you.

Asked by Barryng 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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stop autoplay videos

I tried all the support answers, about:config, autoplay default set to 0, 1, 2, set all the media autoplay options to prevent videos from autoplaying, to no avail. Nothi… (read more)

I tried all the support answers, about:config, autoplay default set to 0, 1, 2, set all the media autoplay options to prevent videos from autoplaying, to no avail. Nothing works! I love firefox but autoplay videos are very annoying. I hope you are able to provide a solution for me. I read it will be in options soon but I have little faith anything will work since I've tried every suggestion.

Asked by Tonoos22 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago