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Old 01-05-2019, 07:54 AM
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Warning for auto-start videos in links, please?

While browsing the Pit, 3 of these were attached to links I opened. Not good at work and I think I may have some hearing loss as well (headphones.) Please, can we ask for a warning when you link to a video?
Old 01-05-2019, 08:49 AM
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Were the links to YouTube, or were they to some site that isn't obviously videos? I generally hover over a link before clicking it to see where it goes.
Old 01-05-2019, 10:26 AM
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I'm not sure about the practicality of this. A lot of folks use script blockers and ad blockers and such that prevent auto-start videos from starting. The person posting the link may not even be aware that the page has an auto-start video on it.

Most browsers these days have settings to enable or disable auto-play. I just took a quick look at this link but it seems to have reasonably good descriptions for how to do this for Chrome and Firefox:
Old 01-05-2019, 10:31 AM
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News sites, not You Tube. And I can't install anything on the work system. But thanks.

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