Save limited Internet Data to accomplish more work

Simple ways you can save your limited Internet Data to accomplish more using your notebook.

If you are browsing on a limited network, it’s probably a good idea to reset your gadget and turn off unnecessary software and application that could be consuming your data in the Background.

Stop automatic Video Playback

Save data by stopping automatic video playback in your internet browsers. In Google chrome and Mozilla Firefox, you can turn off automatic video playback

Chrome:

  1. From the Menu on the upper-right corner and click Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click the Show advanced settings.
  3. In the advanced setting scroll down to the Privacy section, and click the Content settings button.
  4. In the Content Setting dialog box, scroll down to the Plug-in section and select Click to play. Don’t choose Run automatically.
  5. Click Done to close the setting.

You can still watch your videos but you will have to click on the gray jigsaw icon that has replaced flash player.

If the advance setting didn’t work, an alternative would be to install a plug-in like Flash Control, you can click the plug-in and change the setting.


Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2.     Press Ctrl + Shift + A or type about: addons.
  3.     Click on “Plugins” section and find “Shockwave Flash” plugin.
  4.     Click the drop-down menu besides the plugin and choose “Ask to Activate” option.

Some HTML5 videos will continue to auto play, you need a little tweak to stop this too:

Type “about:config” the following in the address bar

Search for “media.autoplay.enabled”

When you find the option, right-click it and select “Toggle” option, to change the option to false.

After this process, you will have to manually click to play most internet videos.