Disabling Auto Play Video Ads in Google Chrome on a Chromebook
Want to get rid of those annoying video/audio ads that automatically play when you visit a website? There is a really easy setting in Google Chrome on the Chromebook that can disable those ads from playing automatically.
To disable auto play video/audio ads:
1. Open Settings in Google Chrome
2. Click ‘Show advanced settings’
3. Click ‘Content settings’
4. Switch Plug-ins to ‘Click to play’ from ‘Run Automatically'
Voila! No more annoying ads! The ads will appear as a gray box with a puzzle piece in the center. Sometimes, however, the setting may disable video or audio you would like to auto play. To manage this, click on the puzzle piece with the red X on it, that is located on the right side of the address bar (see below). You can manage your preferences from there.