I am an idiot.
I loathe autoplaying ads and vids, and have at times frantically searched through multiple open tabs in order to track down the offending bit and TURN IT OFF. If I can’t find it before I lose my mind, I simply turn off the computer’s sound.
Turning off the sound isn’t a bad tactic, by the way, but flash-infestations also slow loading times on this old laptop, and as IAMVERYIMPATIENT, I wanted. . . something more.
Okay, so I knew that there were solutions out there, but despite my deep and profound rage at autoplay, I couldn’t be arsed to track down those solutions.
(So I don’t always make sense; this surprises you?)
Cue the sound of angels.
If you have been as irritated-by-Flash and lazy as I’ve been, today’s your lucky day. Y’all know I don’t shill for products, but this sucker’s free, easy, and goddess-as-my witness, works.
Can’t beat that.