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How do I stop the auto pop up videos found on many news sites in all browsers?


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#1 eyespider

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:21 PM

Hi I've tried media.playback.enable = false in mozilla config however this disrupts youtube. Nothing plays on it.

 

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/police-chief-calls-parents-help-13455670

 

If you click on a story on my local new site it auto starts downloading and playing a video. Sometimes I just want to read the story. There must be a way to disable this without disturbing youtube?

Also annoying are the videos that follow you down the page when you scroll down.


Edited by hamluis, 09 August 2017 - 05:50 PM.
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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:50 PM

Get the Ghostery addon and check all video players in it's settings.

 

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ghostery/



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:53 PM

No script would also be a good one for you.



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:08 AM

privacy badger might also help



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:36 AM

I used to use Adblock Plus, HTTPS Everywhere, and Ghostery add-ons/extensions under both Firefox and Chrome.

 

Based on information on these forums I dropped Adblock Plus and Ghostery and substituted uBlock Origin for the two of them.  I am not denigrating either of those products, both of which are good, but I am impressed at how uBlock Origin combines their functions and actually blocks certain things I had had no success in blocking in the past.  It also does so without disabling scripts which, for me, is a no-go as it disables too much wanted functionality.


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#6 eyespider

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:58 AM

Hi thanks I've installed Ghostery I will now check out the others. many thanks



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:53 PM

Noscript is pretty effective for this, by pretty effective I mean nothing more than images and text load until you choose to allow otherwise. Available for firefox. I swear by this add-on/extension myself and haven't browsed any sites, bar a small number of trusted ones that I've accessed via another browser, without it for several years. This extenson will take some getting use to, you'll have to get to grips with the fact that you'll be often reloading a page a few times when you first open it until you can pick the necessary sites to allow scripts from. Personally I feel this a price worth paying to control what type of content loads in my browser, but you might find it weird at first. You can choose to allow sites like youtube while not letting others play videos.
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