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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:29 pm    Post subject: Disabling autoplay in Firefox Reply with quote

hi

Okay, I've had enough of the current excessively annoying habit of websites autoplaying videos. Height of inconsiderate.

I've tried to follow instructions on the web to disable them.

My media.autoplay.embed option was already set to false.

However, for the Flash option (via Tools -> Add-ons -> Plugins -> Shockwave Flash, (or OpenH264 Video codec from Cisco), my only options available are "Always Activate" or "Never Activate", the "Ask to Activate" option is greyed out.

How do I get it to be NOT greyed out so that I can select it?

thanks, Ian
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi iandoug,

Not sure this is the right solution for you, but have you ever tried the "Adblock Plus" add-ons? I use the basic one and the "Pop-up Addon", they work pretty well.

I hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Efo wrote:

Not sure this is the right solution for you, but have you ever tried the "Adblock Plus" add-ons? I use the basic one and the "Pop-up Addon", they work pretty well.


Thanks, I already use AdBlock. It's not the ads that are autoplaying, its mainstream websites that have a video as first item on the page, and it autoplays.

I can deal with YouTube autoplaying, because I go there to watch a video. But when I'm on a financial site, I'm there to read the item, not get blasted by their videos...


Cheers, Ian
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ian,

can you provide I link I can try out and see if I can figure it out for you?

Efo
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Efo wrote:
Not sure this is the right solution for you, but have you ever tried the "Adblock Plus" add-ons?

A little off-topic, but you should consider uBlock Origin. :wink:

To block Flash videos, maybe Flashblock ?
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