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HowTo: disable video autoplay in Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Getting really annoyed by YouTube’s insistence to autoplay (and not even stop the previously playing video) everytime you navigate to a browser tab that shows YouTube content (say using CTRL+TAB / SHIFT+CTRL+TAB to find a tab you’re looking for when you have too many and they only manage to fit their icons so no title to pick one)?

The way to stop it in the newest Microsoft Edge browser (that’s based on the Chromium engine, same one that Google Chrome uses), is to press the three dots button at the top-right and select Settings.

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When at Settings, select “Site permissions”, scroll down and click the arrow button on the far right to open “Media autoplay”

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Finally, select “Limit” from the dropdown menu.

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And you’re done.

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