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The Final Dakar
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May 30, 2017, 04:29 PM
 
How do you stop this shit?
     
subego
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May 30, 2017, 05:31 PM
 
On mobile?

Do you have an example?
     
And.reg
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May 30, 2017, 06:13 PM
 
News sites. I wait until they start playing, then click Pause at the first chance that I get. *shrug*
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The Final Dakar  (op)
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May 30, 2017, 06:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
On mobile?

Do you have an example?
Desktop. Any news site.
     
Brien
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May 30, 2017, 07:27 PM
 
A lot of them have audio now too. Yay.
     
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May 30, 2017, 09:30 PM
 
Yes, super annoying. And the videos follow you down as you scroll down. Super annoying again. I have blocked all videos from Youtube Finance, but haven't figured out how to block CNN videos yet. I almost never want to watch the video as it is much faster to read the corresponding content instead.
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May 31, 2017, 02:59 AM
 
In Safari it can be blocked. Show the internal debug menu by entering this in the command line while Safari is closed:

defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeInternalDebugMenu 1

Then open Safari, go to the Debug menu -> Media flags and select "Video needs user action". This USUALLY works to block it, but it seems some sites use Javascript to force video to start anyway. I tend to boycott such sites.
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May 31, 2017, 04:20 AM
 
That seems to work for CNN videos. I rarely read CNN, but when I do, this will help!
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