Along this line, how do I prevent these things from taking over my audio settings? Case in point, when I go to a news article on my local fish wrapper’s site, they start an endless stream of these videos. While they are down in one corner of the screen — they have audio at 100% volume. If I mute the audio, the next video un-mutes it and puts it right back to max. In many cases the audio has nothing to do with the content, either.
Sure, I can turn the speakers off — but then maybe I forget to turn them back on, and in the meantime I may miss other sounds I might want.