This article focuses on how to Disable auto playing adverts and videos in Chrome, Firefox and IE.
What to do if you're fed up with adverts playing as soon as you open a web page. Here we show you how to stop videos and media from auto-playing when you open a website in Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Recently there has been a big increase in websites that host autoplaying video adverts, this can be incredibly annoying if you're listening to music on your computer while browsing the web. Here we show you how to stop videos and media from autoplaying when you open a web page in Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Autoplaying video, or media adverts is main source of income for most of the entry level bloggers. And is what ultimately funds the production of the content you wish to read. .
How to stop autoplaying ads, videos and media in Chrome
Disabling autoplay videos and media in Chrome is simple. First of all you need to type "chrome://chrome/settings/content" into the URL bar. Then all you need to do is scroll down to the plug-in section, and select 'click to play'.
How to stop autoplaying ads, videos and media in Firefox
Disabling ads/videos in Firefox is a little different from the process in Chrome. The first suggested way to stop Flash content from playing is to enter Firefox's configuration settings by typing "about:config" into the URL bar, accepting the warning, then entering "plugins.click_to_play" into the search box and toggling the settings. However, we experienced limited success with this method.
If this technique doesn't work for you, we suggest downloading the add-on Flash Block.
To install this all you need to do is Google search "Flash Block Firefox" and install/enable the add-on, and then restart Firefox. Make sure you download from a reputable source. All Flash content will now be click to play, until you disable or remove the add-on.
How to stop autoplaying ads, videos and media in Internet Explorer
Stopping videos, Flash media and autoplaying adverts in Internet Explorer is the easiest the three. Simply go to Tools, Safety and then click on the ActiveX Filtering option. This will then put a tick next to the option, indicating that filtering is enabled.
I hope you will benefit from this article. If enough people block them, then perhaps the websites will get the picture and tell the advertisers to STOP using autoplay videos. If they let the advertisers know that their "auto-load videos" aren't making it through, then the advertisers will switch to a more effective form of advertising. That is the nature of marketing.