Disable autoplay videos in Firefox

Unlike Google Chrome – it’s quite easy to disable autoplay videos in Firefox.

The functionality is built right into Firefox- meaning no third-party extensions required.

While it’s not absolutely perfect – it’s a whole lot better than Google Chrome’s failed attempt to block autoplay videos.

Here’s how:

  1. In the address bar enter about:config and hit enter
  2. In the search box, enter media.autoplay.enabled
  3. Double-click on the setting to change the value to false

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One comment on “Disable autoplay videos in Firefox

  1. It’s hard to judge of course, but, near as i can tell, about as many videos autoplay with this about:config fix applied, and even no-autoplay extensions used, as before.
    I have a philosophical bias for Firefox, but i’m starting to doubt Mozilla’s sincerity in barring environmentally-destructive videos.

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