So, I DON'T want Firefox to block autoplaying of videos, as I like to put on Youtube playlists and work and it isn't feasible for me to rush over to my laptop and click e…
So, I DON'T want Firefox to block autoplaying of videos, as I like to put on Youtube playlists and work and it isn't feasible for me to rush over to my laptop and click every time the video changes.
I have the latest versions of Firefox (67.0.4).
I have gone to Options, Privacy & Security, and unchecked the box next to "Block websites from automatically playing sound". This did nothing. It still blocks Youtube videos from playing until I click on the video window.
I also went to the about:config page. All the settings there seem to be the opposite of what other users have used to disable autoplay (since I want to enable it). Pic attached to show which settings I have been looking at.
I have also gone to the exceptions page and added Youtube as an exception. Firefox still is not allowing autoplay (with and without the "Block websites..." box checked).
Does someone know of something I am missing? This only occurred after the 66 update, and I've been trying to undo it as it is becoming very annoying for me.
I have tested the same videos on Chrome and Edge (neither of which I prefer to use, hence trying to fix Firefox), and they play right away with no problems.
I will state that some videos do play automatically, but it is not often and is very sporadic.
What preference or option allows the icons for add-ons to show in the area to the right of the address bar?
In order to fix a problem I was having with a Firefox add on, I was advised to uninstall and reinstall Firefox. I backed up my Profile folder first and then did the unins…
In order to fix a problem I was having with a Firefox add on, I was advised to uninstall and reinstall Firefox. I backed up my Profile folder first and then did the uninstall/install. I then reinstalled the add-on that had been having a problem. The good news is that my problem was resolved. The bad news was that I needed to restore as much of my old configuration setup and things like history and bookmarks. The latter item was fairly simple, I just had to copy places.sqlite from my old profile folder to the new profile folder. Then I reinstalled the other add-ons which had been installed on my previous config. So far so good. The next task, which was probably the most complex and possibly troublesome was to actually restore all of the changes that had been made by me and Firefox itself to the actual config options. Although I didn't keep track over the years, I had made dozens of config changes to fix problems or to get Firefox to work the way I wanted it to. These changes were all made after searching on sites like this, so they were not done capriciously. So I wanted to restore these changes. I copied the prefs.js file from my old profile into the new profile. The only problem I noticed was the that the icons for all the add-ons disappeared from the area to the right of the address bar and search bar. I don't know what this area is called, but it also includes the 'hamburger" icon to open the Firefox menu.
Can anyone tell me which config option this is, or is it controlled by something else?
I upgraded o FF Rel 67.0.2 and it is just a pain after a pain. Things were changed but not for the better. The first problem I had with bookmarks was resolved by a nice, …
I upgraded o FF Rel 67.0.2 and it is just a pain after a pain. Things were changed but not for the better. The first problem I had with bookmarks was resolved by a nice, helpful person on this forum. But I have more bookmark problems.
1) All of the bookmark folders that had been open in the previous release I was on were all closed after the upgrade. Now I can't scroll down the bookmarks ("Show All Bookmarks") to find what I want as all of the folders were closed and I couldn't see what was in them, not the entries nor the sub-folders. I have been going through the annoying and time consuming process of going to each folder one at a time and opening it again. Is there some way to fix this awful FF upgrade "feature" and open all of the bookmark folders at one time?
2) Even though I I've been manually going through the bookmark folders (in "Show all bookmarks") to open them, when I use Ctl-D to bookmark a URL the folders are still closed. So I can't see what similar URL was saved where. Nor can I see the sub-folders. So question #2: is there a way to force FF to re-open all folders (and show the sub-folders) in the Ctl-D function when it displays the bookmark folder list without having to manually open each folder a second time in the CTl-D function?.
I have a windows 7 home network with two computers. Firefox is set up exactly the same on both computers. One computer suddenly cannot access any websites (usual cannot a…
I have a windows 7 home network with two computers. Firefox is set up exactly the same on both computers. One computer suddenly cannot access any websites (usual cannot access message). Internet explorer and MS outlook (for email) work fine. I have checked the usual stuff like firewalls (using Zonealarm) even with the firewall & Avirus off it still will not connect to ANY website.
Why am I no longer able to change some options ? why am I suddenly getting this message ? and how can I switch it off ? The message has only appeared recently. I have bee…
Why am I no longer able to change some options ? why am I suddenly getting this message ? and how can I switch it off ? The message has only appeared recently. I have been using Avast for years, so it can't be that. The only thing I've changed recently is sync-ing my Google Drive. I have seen lots of other posts about this, but, not being a techy, I cannot make sense of the answers/suggestions and am terrified of making any changes to the Registry Editor. Also, there is no policies.json file on my laptop, which is Windows 7 64-bit. Help .... please.