1. MBSMD's Avatar
    Anyone know how to prevent video on webpages like CNN, ABC News, etc. from automatically playing on the touch-enabled Internet Explorer?

    So annoying.
    01-18-2015 06:59 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    The normal way would be: Tools>Safety>ActiveX Filtering; not sure if it applies to SP3
    01-18-2015 10:22 PM
  3. MBSMD's Avatar
    No such options I can see on the Metro version. Desktop IE, yes. Touch version, not as far as I can tell.
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    01-18-2015 11:10 PM
  4. jayk82's Avatar
    I've been wondering about this as well.


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    01-19-2015 07:41 AM
  5. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    I believe this is controlled by the Web site itself. There was so much noise about this for facebook that FB added a setting in options to turn it off.
    01-23-2015 11:15 AM
  6. MBSMD's Avatar
    I believe this is controlled by the Web site itself. There was so much noise about this for facebook that FB added a setting in options to turn it off.
    Yes, this is true. But there are simple ways on Desktop IE, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc. to stop it. Apparently no one knows how to do it on a Surface with Metro/Modern IE...?
    ven07 likes this.
    01-24-2015 08:45 PM
  7. ven07's Avatar
    This is probably a long shot, but since none of us have any bright ideas; have you considered syncing the settings? I mean set the active x option via a pc then select the option to sync settings across all devices?

    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/sync-i...ws-8-1-devices
    01-25-2015 10:52 PM
  8. James8561's Avatar
    Settings in desktop IE carries over to modern IE I believe. You should definitely give that ActiveX filtering a shot. Also, make sure you have tracking protection
    ven07 likes this.
    01-26-2015 02:26 AM
  9. MBSMD's Avatar
    Nope. Nothing I've done has been able to stop the auto play videos on sites like CNN.com when viewed on Modern IE. Is anyone able to go to CNN and not have a video automatically play? Easy to stop in other browsers...
    02-06-2015 06:18 PM
  10. jayk82's Avatar
    I'm struggling with this as well. Would love to know how to stop auto play!

    Sent by my Note 4 on Tapatalk
    02-06-2015 08:42 PM

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