Is there a way to turn off video autoplay?

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  1. beatrixpotter

    beatrixpotter Well-Known Member

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    I'm on a laptop and I'm sure glad I've not seen any of this. I love websleuths. But I don't spend time on websites that are spammy. And I don't definitely don't read on sites with stuff that obscures the view. I'm so glad they've fixed this though. Even though it was not bothering me personally I'm sure it would have chased away new visitors and posters as well inhibit old timers posting regularly. I sure don't want to lose a great website like this! Thanks, Tricia!
     
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  2. killarney rose

    killarney rose Well-Known Member

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    So are they getting rid of the annoying video at the top of the page, or are we stuck with that one?
     
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  3. Elainera

    Elainera Well-Known Member

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    At least it's not auto-playing anymore.
     
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  4. killarney rose

    killarney rose Well-Known Member

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    GoneGoldfishin' Well-Known Member

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    Mine is too, and it makes the site very laggy and jerky/jumpy. I don't even want to know what it's doing to my data usage.
     
  6. margarita25

    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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    Yay, no more Fotis Dulos.
     
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  7. Elainera

    Elainera Well-Known Member

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    I now only have a white space at the top where the video used to be. I'm on a Samsung phone.
     
  8. Elainera

    Elainera Well-Known Member

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    Scratch that, it's back. Must have been a glitch in my connection :rolleyes:
     
  9. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Video is back in the banner. I don't like it and spend little time on this site lately because of the banner video. Very distracting and causes slow loading and posting.
     
  10. otto

    otto Verified Expert

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    Yes, this is what it looks like on a laptop. The video blocks site information, such as which moderators are online. Maybe the video frame pixel size needs to be edited?

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  11. zecats

    zecats Well-Known Member

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    I’m not sure anyone is working on fixing it. Maybe admin thinks problem has been solved.
     
  12. otto

    otto Verified Expert

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    I think so. It goes back to what I was saying about "responsive" web design. Content should automatically format for the size of the device. At this time, the format does not work for the size of any device. A video in the title bar should not obscure other frames in the layout.
     
  13. Kiranerys

    Kiranerys #LiveLikeLizzy

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    Mine too
     
  14. BeachSky

    BeachSky Well-Known Member

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    I agree with You!
    Very slow & annoying to look or post.
     
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    rosemadderlake Well-Known Member

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    People are leaving because of this.

    Including me.

    Running Fox News videos? All the time?

    Jamming up my time and bandwidth....

    Why do I want to put me or my computer through this?
     
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  16. MsJosie

    MsJosie Well-Known Member

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    I did send it to you Saturday night about 1120pm central time
     
  17. MsJosie

    MsJosie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks....that is what I keep doing....and it comes back. I even looked to see if I downloaded any news, shopping sites etc., but I have not down loaded anything different. I will keep clearing history and web data every time it comes up.
     
  18. Spellbound

    Spellbound falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus

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    :( I figured you would have remembered. Much too annoying for me to keep clearing things or shutting other parts off. I rarely look around lately because of some of these annoyances.
     
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  19. neesaki

    neesaki Well-Known Member

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    Mine too.
     
  20. Kiranerys

    Kiranerys #LiveLikeLizzy

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    Me too,I havent really been on in a couple of days apart from checking if he stupid autoplay is gone!!, on the plus side I have got much more done in real life!!
    It's incredibly frustrating though because I have threads I want to check:(
     
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