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:
(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.