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FYI How to turn off AUTORUN/AUTOPLAY feature in WIN 7+ and WIN 10


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Just disabled the autoplay feature in Windows 10, it's far easier to do than in earlier versions of windows.

This will curtail the videoes that automatically play when you are reading something on a website, which startles and annoys like crazy.

Open the “Settings” app, and click on the “Devices” icon.


Click on “AutoPlay” on the left side, and switch on/off “Use AutoPlay for all media and devices.” With this switched off, you will never see the AutoPlay window pop up.


Switch to OFF

From: http://www.howtogeek.com/236241/how-to-enable-disable-and-customize-autoplay-in-windows-10/

Bit more complicated in earlier versions, but doable:

For earlier versions of Windows: http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-disable-autorun-autoplay-in-windows-7-and-windows-8/

Did you know you could do this? Began searching yesterday after a loud autoplay video really annoyed me.
Does this work? Because it sounds like that's an option usb sticks or something. Like when you plug one in and the option box will pop-up asking if you want to copy the files, open the window and do nothing or open/play any media files on it.
I will do, nothing worse than a news page taking forever to load because a stupid video is trying to play before the text has finished.

Edit: I don't know if it was a coincidence or not for you but I tried it and nothing. I did a quick search and it appears I was right. http://www.howtogeek.com/236241/how-to-enable-disable-and-customize-autoplay-in-windows-10/

"When you insert a removable device such as a CD, DVD, or memory card into your computer, you’ll often see Windows’ “AutoPlay” popup. AutoPlay detects the kind of disc or media you have inserted and automatically takes whatever action you request. But if you find the feature annoying, you can disable AutoPlay very simply in Windows 10."

This page tells you how to disable to autoplay of videos in Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer.

Edit 2: The first link was the same one you posted. I don't know how I didn't notice that when I made the post. :oops: Silly me.
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Hey Sylar it's cool:) Made me question if that was all I had to do. And there's more, thanks for doing that.

Looks as if you have to also change shockwave flash, to 'ask to activate,' to always ask instead of starting automatically in your browser. Makes for more permissions but I'll do anything to not be startled by some dumb thing.
Read this on a microsoft message board:

Blocking streaming video:

No, there is no exact solution. There are dozens of ways and methods to move video from the Source to the Client's Browers,...you have to account for every possible method individually. Some of the methods of blocking them will only work on Web Proxy Clients,...while SecureNAT Clients (and possibly Firewall Client would continue to work). That is the problem with there not being a single standard or method as to how things are done on the Internet.

If you block the known Streaming Protocols (like RTSP and others)......
If you block the known File Extensions (AVI, WMV, MPG, MPEG, FLV, SWF, MKR, DIVX, plus more).....
If you block the Player Signatures (Windows Media Player, Google Player, DIVX Player, Quicktime, RealPlayer).....

Yeah, looks like the best fix would be if sites made sure videos don't play on their pages unless you click play. I doubt they'd do that as it is far too simple.

A decent adblock add-on will deal with the rest.
I read various wrestling web sites for news and spoilers, most of them are full of pop ups and annoying videos that play when you're trying to read a page.
Disabling or turning off parts of Win 10 anniversary edition. Sucessfully edited the registry to remove the bandwith sucker cortana. Now it's about removing other apps that I don't use, and disabling micorsoft edge and a few other apps I dislike.

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