November 2, 2022
Firefox 66 auto-audio play blocker

The Newest Firefox Browser Now Automatically Silences Annoying Auto-Play Videos

The much-anticipated Firefox 66 auto-audio play blocker is now here and ready for users to enjoy a more serene experience…

Back in January, team Mozilla announced it would introduce a new auto-audio play blocker with version 66. Now, that time has come.

Firefox 66 Auto-Audio Play Blocker Debuts

With Mozilla Firefox 66, the browser will prevent sound from automatically starting by default. Meaning websites can’t play audio without specific user interaction.

The desktop version triggers a pop-up, prompting users to allow the media to play. While on mobile, the media will continue to play, but silently until the user intentionally interacts with the player itself.

In addition to the auto-play blocker, the latest version of the Firefox browser will fix another annoyance. It includes scroll anchoring, a technology which addresses the issues of slow-loading ads and images which suddenly change the position of a page.

Firefox version 66 also brings with it multi-tab searching, search in private browsing mode, clearer alerts in regard to insecure pages, as well as Windows Hello support for the password-free Web Authentication standard.

Back in November of last year, the Firefox browser began warning users when they came across breached websites. Prior to that in October, Firefox started preventing cookies from tracking users from site to site.

Owen E. Richason IV

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