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Chrome’s Click to play feature can avoid “Chrome wakes me up in the middle of the night, with monsters.”

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/21

A while ago I came across this very neat bug report:

Issue 224182 – chromium – Chrome wakes me up in the middle of the night, with monsters. – An open-source project to help move the web forward. – Google Project Hosting.

It isn’t so much a bug report, but a big annoyance with many browsers and web-sites: they auto-start playing video or audio (or other “active” content) as soon as the page loads, even in a background window.

The Chrome’s Click to play feature can help avoid this: you can configure this to the individual site and plugin level to select which ones to auto-play or block.

It increases your security, speeds up browser load times at the cost of a click here and there to enable a sites active content (on some sites: a lot of clicks, but alas: they should redesign to be less dependent on active content).

–jeroen

–via: Issue 224182 – chromium – Chrome wakes me up in the middle of the night, with monsters. – An open-source project to help move the web forward. – Google Project Hosting.

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