So while today is Amateur Day, I'll give you a little helpful hint.
I enjoy videos. I watch an awful lot of them, probably more than I should.
When I launch a web page and it has a video on it, that video should not automatically play. If it does, I am searching for a way to close that web page as fast as humanly possible.
I usually do it while at least growling at the laptop, and most likely with a few "invectives".
You know, four letter words.
So if you are looking at Facebook, and I do this far too much to support the groups around here that I support, here is a way to make your life a bit easier.
- Log into Facebook.
- Click the "Settings" gear in the right side of the blue stripe at the top of your Facebook webpage. Lately that gear has been changed to a little subtle blue triangle, point down. The link is here to put you directly on the page.
- The resulting "General Settings" page has a list of settings you can work with in the left pane of the web page.
- Click on the Video Settings link on the left at the bottom of the list or just click on this link.
- Video Settings has only one thing you can set here, the Auto-Play setting. Click on the "On" or "Off" button to set it the way you like.