Firefox lately just sucks, with slow opening of ad-heavy sites, constant Flash crashes, and high CPU usage on some sites which results in heat and noise from the laptop fans cycling up. I get the need for ad revenue, but content creators are killing the internet. I'm just looking for some peace and quiet without having to actually resort to blocking all ads, so I decided to try Chrome.
Automatic video playback is nasty and painful, and Chrome seems to have no out-of-the-box way to prevent this.
I am trying to follow this procedure to stop any videos from autoplaying.
In Chrome settings/Privacy, there's supposed to be a "Plug-ins" section with options for Enable, Disable, and Click to Play.
The highlighted part above doesn't work because the "Plug-ins" section is not there in the popup window.You can disable flash without using a Chrome extension. In the Chrome menu, go to settings and scroll down to Show Advanced Settings. Click this and under the Privacy heading, click Content Settings. In the pop-up window, scroll down to Plug-ins and select the Click to play radio button.
Also, the URL "Chrome://plugins" does not offer "click to play" for any plugins.
Yes, I'll accept any ideas for other browsers, too. I think this is a fail on Chrome/Google's part, and that makes me want to just keep looking for another browser.