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rwooduk
 
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Post Posted May 30th, 2019, 1:29 pm

Hi,

Can someone tell me if the newest Firfox update has changed automatic play of youtube videos in new tabs?

Let me explain....

I am on a Youtube page watching a video, I decide to watch a different video in the same window and just click on the video I want to watch. The video just automatically plays.

However, if I want to watch the different video in a different tab, I open it in new tab and I then have to click the RED play symbol in the video frame for it to play.

Previously, I could click to open in a new tab and when I switched to that tab the video would just start playing.

I watch a lot of Youtube videos and it's a PAIN having to click to play the video when I just want it to play automatically.

Or is it just me this is happening to?

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Post Posted May 30th, 2019, 2:29 pm

Options > Privacy and Security
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Uncheck.
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rwooduk
 
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Post Posted May 30th, 2019, 4:40 pm

mightyglydd wrote:Options > Privacy and Security
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Uncheck.


Awesome! Many thanks!!! \:D/

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Post Posted May 30th, 2019, 4:45 pm

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#KeepFightingMichael

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Post Posted June 1st, 2019, 3:40 pm

Here's some more info on it if you're interested: https://blog.mozilla.org/firefox/block-autoplay/
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Post Posted June 2nd, 2019, 7:07 am

That helps, some.

From what I saw, didn't see, I knew there had to more going on to account for peculiarities I was seeing.


(Article, published - after the fact, & still wasn't too clear - to me.)
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