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BEST APP FOR STOPPING VIDEOS FROM AUTOMATICALLY PLAYING

Postby patricia » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:22 pm

Does anyone know of the best app. to download to stop the vidoes from automatacally playing. Very annoying. There are so many to choose from, however I do not want to download an app. with viruses etc. :?

I know I can do it in google chrome etc but then as I watch the TV through the computer I need to download one instead. :thumbup:
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Re: BEST APP FOR STOPPING VIDEOS FROM AUTOMATICALLY PLAYING

Postby spanish_lad » Sat May 04, 2019 6:50 pm

on which website ? if you mean on facebook, theres a setting "play videos automatically" that you need to change.
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Re: BEST APP FOR STOPPING VIDEOS FROM AUTOMATICALLY PLAYING

Postby patricia » Sat May 04, 2019 7:01 pm

Hello Spanish lad no it is the Daily Mail ones, so irritating. There are quite a few to download however I am always nervous of download viruses etc, so just wondered if any had download a reliable one.

Oh most probably no one reads it and so do not have any need to down load one :P
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Re: BEST APP FOR STOPPING VIDEOS FROM AUTOMATICALLY PLAYING

Postby elusive » Sat May 04, 2019 9:24 pm

You mean something else for a microsoft laptop? Apps are for tablets

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Postby patricia » Sat May 04, 2019 9:33 pm

No I use a tower, I do have a lap top but I prefer my tower and desk, especially if I am typing up documents etc.
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Postby El Cid » Sat May 04, 2019 10:32 pm

elusive wrote:You mean something else for a microsoft laptop? Apps are for tablets


Really?

Microsoft seems to have moved on a little faster than you have!

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/windows-10-apps

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Re: BEST APP FOR STOPPING VIDEOS FROM AUTOMATICALLY PLAYING

Postby markwilding » Sun May 05, 2019 1:05 am

So as not to hear these videos, I maintain mute my the sound on my commuter and only unmute it when I need to listen to something.
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Re: BEST APP FOR STOPPING VIDEOS FROM AUTOMATICALLY PLAYING

Postby elusive » Sun May 05, 2019 6:24 am

Was only aware of surface type apps.forgot they do touch screen now. Presumed something like that would be changed in the general settings rather than needing an app. I moved on from microsoft years ago. To much bloatware and hassle when theres far easier alternatives for computing.

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Re: BEST APP FOR STOPPING VIDEOS FROM AUTOMATICALLY PLAYING

Postby patricia » Sun May 05, 2019 7:25 am

The are but when I want to play videos or stream the tv they stop those from playing so I need something to download. :thumbup:
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Re: BEST APP FOR STOPPING VIDEOS FROM AUTOMATICALLY PLAYING

Postby elusive » Sun May 05, 2019 2:44 pm

Ok i get you. Hopefully someone will know

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Re: BEST APP FOR STOPPING VIDEOS FROM AUTOMATICALLY PLAYING

Postby Beachcomber » Sun May 05, 2019 4:00 pm

I am sure some clever-clogs will come up with some reason why it is not a good idea but I use a combination of No-Script and Flashblock add-ons to my Pale Moon browser which block most unwanted videos. It just needs a click on the arrow in the centre of the video screen to set it in motion if it is something you want to watch or you can set a permanent override on selected sites.

I don't know about glorified toys such as smart phones and tablets as I would never use them for proper work or online banking etc.

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Re: BEST APP FOR STOPPING VIDEOS FROM AUTOMATICALLY PLAYING

Postby patricia » Sun May 05, 2019 5:10 pm

Thats interesting Beach. Pale moon browser!! I must have a look at that and also No script and Flashblock. I do have to say those videos are tedious to say the least.
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Re: BEST APP FOR STOPPING VIDEOS FROM AUTOMATICALLY PLAYING

Postby Beachcomber » Sun May 05, 2019 5:30 pm

Yes, Pale Moon or Firefox. I don't know about the likes of IE or Google Chrome because I avoid them like the plague.


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