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Handsome Recluse

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How do you block the loading of autoplay videos (for bandwidth) with an updated and still supported AdBlock/uBlock Origin/AdGuard filter lists e.g. CNET?
This is making me want to go NoScript or uMatrix.
 
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ander

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If you're using Firefox, you can block practically all auto-play video now (including CNET's!) by changing one setting. Here's what to do:

1. Open a new tab. In the address bar, type:
about:config
...then press Enter. If you see a prompt that says "This might void your warranty!", click "I accept the risk". (It's just a safeguard for users who don't know what they're doing.)

2. In the search box, type:
media.autoplay

3. An item should appear called media.autoplay.enabled. Double-click it to change its value from True to False, then close the tab.
 
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