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Lise
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Since: 11.12.01

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I will fully admit to being old and crabby about this... but is there a setting or an add-on for any browser that will keep those little embedded song players from automatically starting when I load a page?

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NoScript for Firefox?
Lise
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I wish it was a little more targeted... but that will work.
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Assuming that most of them are Flash-based, try the Flashblock extension. Like most blockers, it takes a little while to build up the whitelist of sites where you don't want it to block stuff, but it's worth it in the end.

Also, it shows you just how many sites have some Flash going on in the background that you never knew was there.
Lise
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maybe I'll try that, the script blocker seems a bit like wearing a helmet and tying pillows all over my body to use the internet.
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Ladies and gentlemen, the following public service message is brought to you by your friends from D-Generation X, who would like to remind each and every one of you that if you're not down with that, we've got two words for you...

Is it QuickTime you're talking about? If so, you need to make a settings change in the QuickTime Control Panel widget (open it up, click the Browser tab, and uncheck the "Play movies automatically" box).



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No, I don't think so. I mean like those embedded music players people put on their personal web pages or social networking thing.
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Unfortunately the simplest way to embed music is built into HTML, the embed tag. I'm not sure if Flashblock or NoScript will block them.

In AdBlock, you can set up a filter for *.mid and it will prevent any midi files from loading. You could do the same thing for *.mp3, but that's going to basically entirely disable mp3s in Firefox, which may or may not be appropriate for your situation. Don't know if FlashBlock has similar filters because I've never used it.
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