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Disturbing the peace? Here's how to bring back silence.

It’s ironic that when researching this topic to make sure my points were consistent, a video popped up and began to play automatically. I couldn’t find it quickly on my screen and had to simply press ‘mute’.

What’s most annoying about autoplay videos is that they assume you want to know more than you do. It feels like the creators think you have the time and desire to simply zone out, watch and listen to whatever pops onto your screen.

If you're like me, having them appear can feel like getting a crank call or someone coming to the door to sell carpets you don’t need at dinner time, every time.

If haven’t already figured out how to fix this problem, here’s what you can do.

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How you stop autoplay videos depends on what site you’re on. You used to be able to disable videos by going into the preferences section of your browser, but these days it's better to stop them site by site.

It sounds cumbersome, but since a lot of users visit many of the same sites, daily, it can work to alleviate some of your annoyance.

On most sites, you can go to ‘preferences’ section and navigate your way to a video-free world from there.

With Facebook, for instance, go to Settings > Videos and disable the option "Videos in News Feed Start with Sound." If you don’t see the option yet, it’s coming your way soon, Facebook says.

It's not a difficult thing to accomplish and it can give you some added peace in a busy world.

For a complete list of details on how to turn off autoplay videos on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Netflix, follow this link .