Stop videos and adverts auto-playing in your Chrome Browser.
One of the major annoyances when surfing the web is multi-media content such as videos and adverts auto-playing in a browser window.
Whilst 3rd party extensions like ad-blockers can be added Chrome itself has simple yet powerful ways to give you control over what plays and how.
Within the Advanced Chrome Settings you can disable auto-playing of all multi-media content or even disable specific plug-ins.
To disable auto-playing multi-media content:
From the main settings menu in Chrome (“Hamburger Menu” top Right)
- Open Settings
- Select +Show advanced settings
- Select Content settings
Scroll to Plug-ins and
- Default is Run Automatically
- Select Click to play
Broken Web Page Elements
Note that when you disable auto-play and select click-to-play video players and similar content will appear “broken” within a web page unless/until you click them.
You can optionally disable individual plug-ins for a specific media type:
- Click: Disable individual plug-ins…
- Select the appropriate setting for a given plug-in
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