How Do I Manually Start Autoplay?

Many internet users are fed up with autoplay videos. Even while browsing feeds, videos start playing unbidden and consume data/deplete batteries simultaneously – an irritation for all parties involved.

Many websites and apps employ autoplay videos as “addictive features,” to keep visitors on their pages for as long as possible, earning them advertising revenue in return. These techniques are known as “stickiness.”


Autoplay can be controlled via various settings on a web browser. A Permissions-Policy header indicates the browser’s willingness to autoplay media; its autoplayPermissionsPolicy field may either be empty, which indicates default behavior will apply, or can contain one or more origins where autoplay media may be permitted.

When the browser establishes a policy, it may also set a flag to enable or disable autoplay. This flag may be activated by users when trying to autoplay video or audio files in their browser; you can easily enable or disable this flag through the Preferences menu of Options dialog box.

Users can also disable Autoplay on individual websites by switching off “autoplay” in the settings menu. Reddit, for instance, automatically plays videos when users visit its platform; this may become annoying over time but users can opt-out by selecting the “User settings” button under their username in the upper-right corner.

Change the Windows Registry Settings To turn off Autoplay, access the Run box and type regedit. When the Registry Editor appears, navigate to AutoplayHandlers key and double-click. In right pane of Registry Editor, create new 32-bit DWORD value named DisableAutoplay with its value set to 1.

This setting will disable AutoPlay for all connected drives to your computer; however, you will still be able to manually play media on specific drives. These settings won’t impact mobile devices or applications that rely on AutoPlay for playback purposes.

If you want to disable Autoplay on one specific device, simply open your Control Panel and navigate to “Devices and Printers.” Select your preferred option before clicking “Save changes.” Once done, rebooting will ensure that these settings take effect and if your preferences need updating simply repeat this process for additional flexibility with Autoplay features. This method makes use of Autoplay easy!

Control Panel

The control panel provides one of the easiest ways to manage autoplay settings. It is located in Start search box and you can open it by typing ‘control panel’. After opening it, click on ‘AutoPlay’ button to switch autoplay on or off, as well as test your settings by inserting removable devices.

If you need to change the Autoplay settings on Windows 10, but don’t know where to begin, the Local Group Policy Editor might be just what’s needed. With its simple and user-friendly interface, this tool makes modifying Windows 10’s AutoPlay policies less of a chore without rebooting your computer – not too mention that using it makes for faster administration than the Control Panel!

Press Win + R to launch a Run box, type in “ms-settings:autoplay” and then click ‘OK’ – this will bring up the AutoPlay tab of Devices section of Windows 10 Settings menu, with toggle switch to enable or disable AutoPlay for media and devices.

Alternative Way to Customize Autoplay Settings When changing Autoplay settings, another flexible tool to do so is through Registry Editor. This tool offers greater customization opportunities than Control Panel and should allow for greater personalization of settings. To open it press Windows Key + R then type regedit. Once open navigate to NoDriveTypeAutoRun value on right pane and change its Value data to 0x00000091 (145).

If you’re having issues with Autoplay, temporarily disabling and then enabling it again might resolve your problem. Otherwise, update your Windows 10 software, rebooting, or try disabling and then enabling again may work more effectively.

Search Input Box

Search input boxes provide users with an initial method for initiating searches within an InstantSearch experience. It accepts text-based queries, displays a loading indicator to indicate search progress, and is supported by most browsers; furthermore, their type=”search”> element allows for customization options such as whether autofocusing should occur.

Make your search input box stand out and be easily identifiable so users know they can enter text in it. Do this by strongly contrasting its color against its surrounding environment, adding submit icons or buttons, and making sure it has adequate size to be easy use.

Command Prompt

If you have used a flash drive as a SpeedBoost drive, it could interfere with the AutoPlay function on your PC. To fix this, disconnecting and running a command to clear any autoPlay related issues is all it takes: simply press Win + X to access Command Prompt (Admin).

Enter “net start shellhwdetection” into the Command Prompt and hit Enter; after which, your Autoplay settings should return and work as they should. If that doesn’t do it for you, try editing your registry editor by searching for NoDriveTypeAutoRun value name with value data of “91.” Be aware that rebooting after making this change.