How to Enable Click To Play Plugins in Firefox

By Taylor Gibb on October 8th, 2012


Have you ever opened a webpage only to have all sorts of multimedia on the page just start playing? Firefox has a hidden feature that was designed to prevent situations just like that. Read on to find out how to enable it.

Enabling Click To Play Extension in Firefox

Open Firefox and navigate to about:config.


You will be sarcastically warned that you about to void your warranty, just click on the “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button to move on.


Now search for:



Next you need to toggle the setting so that the value is true.


Once you are done restart Firefox. To test it out, head over to YouTube and click on any video, you will notice you will have to click on the plugin to activate it.


That’s all there is to it.

Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+

  • Published 10/8/12
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