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How to disable auto-playing videos on ALL sites by default with Google Chrome

If you’re like most people you hate it when a video begins playing automatically just as soon as you load a web page into your browser.

Yes, it’s true that many of the most popular sites allow you to toggle a setting to disable auto-playing videos, but not all of them do.

What’s more, it’s a major hassle having to wade through every site’s settings pages to just to disable auto-playing videos, especially on sites that you don’t visit all that often. 

Luckily, there’s a fantastic browser extension for Google Chrome that blocks every auto-playing video on most any website, by default. It’s called AutoplayStopper, and it works like a charm!

After you install AutoPlayStopper you’ll no longer have to deal with auto-playing videos when you visit your favorite websites. In fact, you won’t have to deal with them on virtually any websites at all!

Of course you’ll still be able to play any video you want to watch simply by clicking the Play button. They just will no longer start playing on their own.

Sound good? If so, you can follow the steps below to install AutoPlayStopper on your computer:

1 – Visit this page with your Chrome browser.

2 – Click the Add To Chrome button.

3 – Click Add extension. You should now see a new icon for the AutoPlayStopper extension in the upper right-hand corner of your browser window.

That’s all there is to it. You’ll now be able to visit most any website with your Chrome browser without having a video start blaring at you the moment you arrive.

Note: You can choose to enable auto-playing videos on certain individual sites (YouTube, for example) by adding an “exception” for that URL in the extension’s settings. You’ll find instructions for doing that on the extension’s web page at the above link.



August 19, 2019

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