Browser Add-ons, Google Chrome, TubeStop

TubeStop for Google Chrome

Notice: TubeStop was discontinued on December 25, 2012 and is no longer supported.

When Google released a document today showing the design process for Google Chrome extensions, I thought it would be fitting to have one of the first third-party extensions for Chrome address a major shortcoming of one of Google’s other products. With that thought, I give you:

Install TubeStop for Google Chrome

What is TubeStop? It’s an add-on that stops YouTube videos from autoplaying, whether you’re on YouTube.com or anywhere else on the Web. It was originally written as a Firefox add-on.

(In order to try it out, you need to be running the developer version of Chrome, and you may need to invoke it with the “–enable-extensions” flag.)

To install TubeStop, just download the tubestop.crx file linked above and drag it into Chrome. After Chrome finishes animating a download icon, TubeStop is installed. You don’t even need to restart the browser; you are now free to browse the Web without the imminent threat of YouTube autoplay.

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2 thoughts on “TubeStop for Google Chrome

  1. hi – Have you moved the program somewhere? Great idea good thinking re ‘twits like me” except it does not resolve any more. I have been trying to see who else writes my kind of similar stuff.Your help appreciated.
    Regards
    Clive

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