Mozilla to automatically block autoplay videos with sound from Firefox 66


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Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/mozilla-to-automatically-block-autoplay-videos-with-sound-from-firefox-66-86085/

A new feature in Mozilla Firefox will block automatically playing videos with sound. With the new functionality, the browser developer hopes to get rid of an annoyance of many internet users. The new feature will be introduced in Firefox 66 for both PC and Mac.


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Good, I am glad to see this.


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Hm, my old AddOn “https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/mute-sites-by-default/” for FF is also nice :slight_smile:


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This one caught me by surprise a few weeks ago when YouTube videos would no longer automatically start. I’m on the beta-update channel, so ended up with Firefox 66 not realising about this. There is an option to except the current site, which I did for YouTube and now videos automatically start as before on YouTube.

It’s certainly a great feature. I often open news stories across many tabs to read later and it’s rather annoying when a tab in the background starts playing noisy ads out of the blue, especially if I happen to be in the loo and the speakers were turned up. :confounded:

I still remember the 1990s when it was common for websites to have midi files playing in the background.