screenshotDisable Autoplay for YouTube™  |  Download Disable YouTube HTML5 player from auto-playing.

Some of the important features of the Disable Autoplay for YouTube™ addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Disable Autoplay for YouTube™.

In short, Disable Autoplay for YouTube™ makes YouTube videos to stop auto-playing; has the option to start playing when a YouTube tab is focused. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

5 Reasons to Use Disable Autoplay for YouTube™

  • Allows you to stop YouTube video from auto-playing.

  • Several adjustments are available within the options page.

  • Toolbar button serves as ON|OFF switch to turn the addon on or off.

  • You can choose to play or pause YouTube videos when a tab is focused or unfocused.

  • Available for all browsers (Firefox, Chrome and Opera) and platforms (Windows, Linux and Mac).

YouTube Tutorial

This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Disable Autoplay for YouTube™?

    Disable Autoplay for YouTube™ is a lite multi-browser addon that lets you easily stop YouTube videos from auto-playing. Simply add this addon to your browser and start browsing YouTube. With this addon, videos are stopped from auto-playing when you open them. There is an option in the settings page to play videos when a tab is focused. Also, an option is available to pause videos when a tab is hidden. These two options are not active by default. This addon works for all YouTube videos whether they are embedded or not. However, you can disable this option from the settings page. Toolbar button serves as ON|OFF switch for this addon. In other words, you can simply click on the toolbar button to enable or disable this addon. The icon will change color accordingly. Green color shows an active state and dark gray color shows a disabled state.

  • 2. What options are available for this addon?

    Currently there are five options available for this addon. The first option lets you stop autoplay for embedded videos. This option is active by default. The second option is related to auto playing embedded videos with JavaScript. Some websites use JS to start auto playing YouTube embedded videos. You can disable this feature by unchecking this option. Option 3 is for stopping autoplay in playlist mode. This option is not active by default. Options 4 and 5 are related to play and pausing YouTube videos when a tab is focused or unfocused. When these two options are checked, videos only play when a tab is focused and pause when the tab is hidden (unfocused).

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Disable Autoplay for YouTube™?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. How can I disable this addon?

    In order to disable this addon, please press on the toolbar button once. When the color turns to dark gray, the addon is disabled and when this color is green, the addon is active.

  • 5. Does this addon works for YouTube in both Flash and HTML5 players?

    No, this addon only works for YouTube HTML5 player. Flash player will be deprecated soon for YouTube so there is no need to use this addon for Flash videos.

  • 6. How to access the options page?

    In order to access the option page, please visit the extensions page in your browser and click on the options button.

  • 7. How to install this extension in your Firefox?

    In order to install, head to Mozilla Store and click on "Add to Firefox" button. The addon will be installed into your browser without re-start. Similarly, you can install it in Chrome and Opera browsers.

  • 8. How to uninstall this extension from your Firefox?

    In order to uninstall, please go to your browser -> add-ons -> (extension name), then press on the uninstall button.

  • 9. Why this addon does not work instantly when I add it to my browser?

    When you first add this addon to your browser, please reload all YouTube pages. After reloading, the addon works as expected.


Reporting Bugs

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