Is there a way to turn off video autoplay?

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  1. oviedo

    oviedo Well-Known Member

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  2. mickey2942

    mickey2942 Well-Known Member

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    Can't stand it. Thanks for curing my addiction to this website.
     
  3. oviedo

    oviedo Well-Known Member

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    And I can’t see new posts either ugh and we have the Kelsey Berreth trial going on
     
  4. otto

    otto Verified Expert

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    Hopefully the site technician knows that the video is a problem for many users and the settings can be modified soon.

    Websites only work as a responsive interface on phones if all the details are sorted out, and the video pop-up is incompatible with a responsive interface.
     
  5. tabitha111

    tabitha111 Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely annoying. I mostly access Websleuths on my Kindle, so no way to do a Java fix. So distracting.
     
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    tabitha111 Well-Known Member

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    I'm wondering why a mod or admin hasn't addressed this by now?
     
  7. kaen

    kaen Trying to be a good human.

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    IF the change in the media/auto-play ads was a glitch it would have been easy to communicate this. I believe this is probably a new monetization strategy.
     
  8. MJPeony

    MJPeony SF Bay Area

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    If we keep posting it will soon be in the top area of “trending discussions”.... right next to the pop up video! :cool:
     
  9. angelainwi

    angelainwi Certified Trauma Counselor

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    I have not seen the WS Site Admin dude online here in awhile?? Like days....
     
  10. oviedo

    oviedo Well-Known Member

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    There’s always someone online ....
     
  11. Igirl

    Igirl Member

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    It’s completely annoying! Please fix this.
     
  12. angelainwi

    angelainwi Certified Trauma Counselor

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    I am willing to pay too
     
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    Dre Well-Known Member

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    Yes yes I’m broke af but I will totally pay to make it go away!!! Paying for WS is absolutely doable, and fair.
    Nothing like realizing your addiction lolol :D
     
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  14. chasing.halos

    chasing.halos May today be the day. Justice for Abby & Libby

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    Mods-Please address? It’s unbearable.
     
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  15. TGIRecovered

    TGIRecovered Well-Known Member

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    Did someone kidnap Tricia?
    Holding WS for ransom?
    My keyboard is all glitchy on WS only.
    Why is no one official responding to us?

    SOS...-...-...-...!
     
  16. MJPeony

    MJPeony SF Bay Area

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    <modsnip>
    You may have already tried this, but try closing out your Safari tab and then logging back into WS. Didn’t work for me until I did that.
     
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  17. Curious Me

    Curious Me Long-Time Member from back in the day

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    This worked for me in google chrome on a regular computer.
    I actually like to use a different browser, but it only worked for me in google chrome.

    1 - Clicked little lock symbol on far left hand of address bar
    2 - Went to Site Settings for Websleuths
    3 - Disabled Java for just this WS site
    4 - No video popups and less ads

    Thank You musicaljoke!
     
  18. Curious Me

    Curious Me Long-Time Member from back in the day

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    There's two of these threads open about unhappiness over big persistent video popup screen. I left this message on the other thread, but will copy it here hoping it will work for someone else.

    This worked for me in google chrome on a regular computer.
    I actually like to use a different browser, but it only worked for me in google chrome. I STILL HOPE WS FIXES THIS FOR US. I'm now forced to use a different browser.

    1 - Clicked little lock symbol on far left hand of address bar
    2 - Went to Site Settings for Websleuths
    3 - Disabled Java for just this WS site
    4 - No video popups and less ads

    Thank You musicaljoke!
     
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  19. Sprockett7701

    Sprockett7701 Well-Known Member

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    Count me in as not impressed...I don’t mind the video in place of the ad at the top of the page but the one in the right hand corner is hella annoying...mind you I’m still sad about not being on tapatalk any more ha ha
     
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  20. Curious Me

    Curious Me Long-Time Member from back in the day

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    Blocking Java in the WS site on google chrome makes me lose my "Recent Posts" and "History" tabs, so I'm still not a happy camper.

    Please do something to make it tolerable as in able to be endured.
     

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