Opened 7 months ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#33865 assigned defect

Maybe disable all auto-play

Reported by: pospeselr Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Parent ID: #33534 Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor: Sponsor58


If we set media.autoplay.default=5 audio and video become click to play (0> allow all, 1 => block audio, 5 => block audio+video). Seems like a good default for tor network in general from a bandwidth perspective?

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comment:1 Changed 5 months ago by mcs

Making all media click-to-play on Tor Browser's Standard security level is a departure from Firefox's default behavior and might surprise some people. However, as Richard said, doing so might make sense from a network load point of view.

We would need to verify that setting media.autoplay.default to 5 does not interact badly with NoScript's "click to play" logic (currently enabled on our Safer and Safest security levels).

Possibly related: #22985

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