YouTube auto Pause and Resume

YouTube auto Pause and Resume

Pause YouTube player when page is hidden and resume when it is active again

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What is YouTube auto Pause and Resume?

YouTube auto Pause and Resume is a Firefox add-on that automatically pauses the YouTube player when the page is hidden and resumes playback when it becomes active again.

Stats date:
Users: 100 ▼ -1
Rating: 3.78 (18)
Version: 0.1.2 (Last updated: 2021-02-16)
Creation date: 2017-02-07
Weekly download count: 4
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
Size: 48.16K
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

This extension does not add any UI element and uses no resource at all. Only on YouTube pages, a very tiny script is injected which controls the player's playing status based on document visibility status. When a YouTube tab is brought to the front, the player automatically resumes exactly like pressing the play button and when the document is hidden, the player will automatically pause exactly like when the pause button is pressed.

For FAQs and other useful YouTube enhancer extensions please visit:

Change Log: 0.1.1: It is possible to disable and re-enable the extension from the toolbar button. This is useful when you want to listen to YouTube videos in a background tab.

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User reviews
Does not work for me at all
by Kenneth Rosenstroem, 2023-03-28
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Risk impact

YouTube auto Pause and Resume may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

YouTube auto Pause and Resume has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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