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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 12 months ago

Last reply by Figureguy 12 months ago

If I use autoplay, Firefox crashes, I shut autoplay off and can't play any video clips on any sites...CATCH22

I have auto update and installation checked. I have very few sites where ABP allows ads. I have Bitdefender for antivirus. I have reset Firefox at least 5 times this past… (read more)

I have auto update and installation checked. I have very few sites where ABP allows ads. I have Bitdefender for antivirus. I have reset Firefox at least 5 times this past 6 weeks. This has gotten old. I have tried starting without the Add-ons, but what's the sense of having Add-ons available then? If I try to use Firefox with the autoplay feature for videos on sites like NFL.com or NASCAR.com, Firefox will in short time crash (Firefox is not responding), ..usually when I have more than 2 tabs open, but has done it with a singular tab open. As a matter of fact, it will sometimes crash before loading the page. If I use FIrefox with autoplay disabled, I can't even prompt the video to play. It doesn't even show up in the play section when prompted. So what's the sense of that? After resetting Firefox, I fail to understand why in the most viewed panel, why my most viewed aren't there after each reset? Also, why doesn't it populate my most viewed consistently? That being, if I go to the same sites all the time, why don't they show as most viewed? I get sites showing up I've only been to once in a month, instead of multiple times in a day. My final thing...why does Edge keep prompting me to install it while using Firefox? I have Edge already installed when Firefox crashes and it has a fresh install from just 2 weeks ago. But I still get these annoying notifications. I know this is long, but this is what happens when you try diligently to do as the instructions show in the Help section multiple times...only to come to the same conclusion. Can someone please help?

Asked by Highhorse 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

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sites create new windows and play behind current window not a tab no soumd?

Hello, I would like to stop certain porn sites from playing videos in a window that they are able to open and hide behind the open window. This appears to be a major flaw… (read more)

Hello, I would like to stop certain porn sites from playing videos in a window that they are able to open and hide behind the open window. This appears to be a major flaw to allow this. I do not know what this is called in the settings.

Asked by splash1 2 years ago

Last reply by McCoy 2 years ago

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Why on some website content (e.g. animated GIFs on Twitter and Giphy) does blocking HTML5 autoplay also prevent manually playing media?

I have only just noticed this issue, having not encountered it before. It's a problem for both embedded content and content on Giphy. There used to at least be media cont… (read more)

I have only just noticed this issue, having not encountered it before. It's a problem for both embedded content and content on Giphy. There used to at least be media controls available to start the media playback, but that does not seem to be the case now. First encountered this on Firefox v61, and updated to 62.0 and am still experiencing the same issue.

The key is that I do not want any media to autoplay without me interacting with it, but now it seems that animated gifs are not even presenting me with media controls to activate them. If I enable media.autoplay.enabled, the animated gifs will autoplay successfully, but then all of the other content that I do not want to autoplay will also autoplay.

Asked by InTheBoilerRoom 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

How to really stop autoplaying videos

I can't stop autoplaying videos in FF77. I disabled them in the options, and also set media.autoplay.blocking_policy = 2 and the videos still play automatically after re… (read more)

I can't stop autoplaying videos in FF77. I disabled them in the options, and also set

media.autoplay.blocking_policy = 2

and the videos still play automatically after restarting FF.

Asked by useruser 4 months ago

Last reply by useruser 4 months ago

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Cannot turn off autoplay in Yahoo. Used to work but doesn't anymore

I have done everything suggested on this page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1238091#question-reply Let me repeat: I've tried every suggestion. None work. H… (read more)

I have done everything suggested on this page:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1238091#question-reply

Let me repeat: I've tried every suggestion. None work. Has Yahoo gotten sneakier within the past few days? Anything else I can do? Running 63.0.1

Attached is a pic of my settings.

Asked by SHELLIEMAC0602 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years 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

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autoplay options have effect - cnn.com, etc

I have never been able to get autoplay options to prevent blasting out audio when stumbling onto a malicious website like CNN. This is a major privacy problem as perhaps … (read more)

I have never been able to get autoplay options to prevent blasting out audio when stumbling onto a malicious website like CNN. This is a major privacy problem as perhaps you don't want the world to know you are studying how to seek legal or medical help etc with audio blasting out at max level.

I don't know why this is so hard to manage since detecting loud audio isn't that difficult and it seems like browsers have all sort of hooks into media features of the operating systems they run on.

Can't firefox take samples of the audio (we don't need advanced signal processing here), determine that it is blasting out, and kill it?

In any case I have never been able to get any impact from autoplay settings other than to screw up my browsing experience so bad I have to reset to defauts to even manually play a video.

Addins like no script are so restrictive they render browsing impossible.

Asked by Robert 8 months ago

Last reply by Robert 7 months ago

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Firefox 66 (macOS) reverting to playing YouTube videos automatically

I finally some months ago had managed to stop Firefox 63 (plus 64 and 65) from playing videos (i. e. on YouTube) automatically. In the course of finding the solution for … (read more)

I finally some months ago had managed to stop Firefox 63 (plus 64 and 65) from playing videos (i. e. on YouTube) automatically. In the course of finding the solution for this I had been told here in the forum that "no autoplay" would become the default in a future version of Firefox.

One or two days ago I then read that Firefox 66 would finally do this. Great. However, after updating to Firefox 66 videos on YouTube play again (unlike in my Firefox 65 with modified settings) automatically and with sound - blissfully ignoring the setting "Block websites from automatically playing sound" in the Firefox preferences.

With all due respect: Is this a joke? It was possible before to disable autoplay, now not anymore - what's the progress here? What is good about disabling the disabling of autoplay? And, no, youtube.com is not in my exceptions list (nothing is).

How can this be fixed?

Asked by resucami2 1 year ago

Last reply by koooper 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 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Youtube autoplay videos when switching tabs (I don't want that)

Okay, so before, when I loaded up 100+ Youtube videos, they stayed when switching tabs - no autoplay. Suddenly they decide to autoplay when switching tabs - note, I've no… (read more)

Okay, so before, when I loaded up 100+ Youtube videos, they stayed when switching tabs - no autoplay. Suddenly they decide to autoplay when switching tabs - note, I've not done anything to my settings or plugins. Fair enough, maybe you changed something (which you often do, without informing). So I check the options. It was on "Block audio", which obviously didn't work, so I tried "Block Audio and Video" - which WORKS, but now both the video is paused (which I want) AND the audio is set to mute (which I DON'T want) - so... what does it take to have Youtube wait for a click to start playing a video loaded in a background tab, but KEEP AUDIO ACTIVE, so I don't also have to unmute the damn video?

Asked by langbakk 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months 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 2 years ago

Answered by philipp 2 years ago

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autoplay cannot be blocked

I have the about:config autoplay set to "1" as you are supposed to, but when Firefox updated the other day autoplay has been enabled again. I have downloaded an add-on to… (read more)

I have the about:config autoplay set to "1" as you are supposed to, but when Firefox updated the other day autoplay has been enabled again. I have downloaded an add-on to try and block them, but I want to know why we can't block them ourselves, or why setting the about:config autoplay to "1" no longer works.

Asked by CDukes 1 year ago

Last reply by koooper 1 year ago

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Yahoo Videos no Longer Blocked

Hi, Just when life was tripping along nicely and all Yahoo's videos had been prevented from auto-play, along comes the latest version of FF -- Version 66.0 which appears … (read more)

Hi,

Just when life was tripping along nicely and all Yahoo's videos had been prevented from auto-play, along comes the latest version of FF -- Version 66.0 which appears to have thrown AdBlock & AdBlockPlus into turmoil and released their hold on the videos.

Any knowledge about this, or should I be looking elsewhere for the cause?

Best regards,

Ian

Asked by IanGreen 1 year ago

Last reply by Pj 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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Stop ALL videos autoplaying - not just those with sound

Previously I had the 'autoplay' option set to false. Now with the update (I'm on 63.0.1, Windows, 64 bit) I have media.autoplay.default = 1 media.autoplay.ask-permission … (read more)

Previously I had the 'autoplay' option set to false. Now with the update (I'm on 63.0.1, Windows, 64 bit) I have

media.autoplay.default = 1 media.autoplay.ask-permission = true media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed = true

I want all videos to not play, not just those with sound. How can I stop all videos playing?

Thanks.

Asked by ChrompSquad 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years 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 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Videos autoplaying even with all the new settings

Until today the options for stopping videos auto playing worked OK, suddenly they don't work at all. I had changed all the settings in about:config - please see screen … (read more)

Until today the options for stopping videos auto playing worked OK, suddenly they don't work at all. I had changed all the settings in about:config - please see screen shot attached - a couple of weeks ago when they suddenly started auto playing and that solved the issue, but now I am back to square one. Even when I have ensured that the autoplay option is changed in the preferences section they are still auto-playing. Any suggestions please as this is driving me crazy!

Thanks in advance for your help. It is much appreciated.

Asked by KezzerN 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago