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Media opened in a background tab will not play until the tab is selected

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For Firefox 56, media opened in a background tab will not play until the tab is selected. How can I play the media opened in a background tab without selecting the tab?

For Firefox 56, media opened in a background tab will not play until the tab is selected. How can I play the media opened in a background tab without selecting the tab?

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Try to toggle this pref to false on the about:config page.

  • media.block-autoplay-until-in-foreground = false

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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Try to toggle this pref to false on the about:config page.

  • media.block-autoplay-until-in-foreground = false

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.