Opera GX - youtube videos keep randomly playing out of nowhere on tabs
ziggythezog last edited by
this issue just started happening but for some reason, while im watching a youtube video, out of nowhere a random mix of other videos will start playing too in a much louder volume. i think probably youtube's max volume.
ive made sure it's not any tabs in the background because it just randomly starts and stops and seems to stop when i leave the tab. it also shows the sound icon on the tab im on when the videos start randomly playing.
help plis :,)... i just wanna watch my goofy little videos
GreatDarkBeast last edited by
Yeah, the same thing is happening to me.
If I am playing a YouTube video and I have a second YouTube tab open, audio from a video (Yes, even completely random videos I've never even watched before.) will start playing in the background.
It only stops when you click on the second YouTube tab and then go back to the original tab you were watching.
However, I've also noticed that this isn't even triggered just by being on the YouTube tab at all, if you leave a YouTube tab open and go to a completely different website, the tab will start playing sounds from random videos as well.
I have a feeling this has something to do with the latest update.
czoPredato last edited by
i guess its the new update i hope they'll fix it soon
kookhtime last edited by
same thing happening to me... when fix?!
burnout426 Volunteer last edited by
Some Chrome users are reporting that it's happening to them too. So, it's probably a Youtube issue or a generic Chromium issue. If that's the case, the only way an update of Opera would fix the issue is if it's a Chromium issue that's fixed in a new version of Chromium that Opera includes in an update.
I haven't been able to reproduce this problem in Opera myself.
SheIsBrooklyn last edited by
I found that this issue only happens when more than two tabs are open including at least one tab with YouTube open. It doesn't matter what kind of other tabs are open, if only one of them is YouTube, then it starts playing videos. This issue rarely happens with just 1 or 2 tabs open. It's only when I exceed that number. I think it's also worth mentioning that sometimes the audio of these videos doesn't even play on a YouTube tab, but on a completely different tab like Twitter or Gmail.
If it's a Google-related issue, I hope they're aware it exists since this seems to be a relatively new issue that not everyone is experiencing.
3aLI last edited by
Yes, me too. A youtube video sound started playing while i was registering on this forum to respond xD. For me, Everything you've mentionned is also true for me, but for one exception/a detail to clarify ; The videos's sound start playing even if there is no youtube tab currently open.
Generally the problem bothers me when i'm watching Netflix, and the sound goes away when i click on another tab, or after waiting for a bit. I hope they fix this.
suelif last edited by
I am a chrome user and have been having a similar problem for at least 4 months. First, I realized random videos from all over the world in my watch history that I never clicked or saw before. When I clicked them I saw that they had been liked by me. Even when I am actively watching videos on youtube these weird videos are being added to my recent videos/history. I tried to clean viruses, send e-mails to google and youtube but none of them didn't worked. 4 months later, random videos still appear in my history, some are liked and some are disliked by my account. And for about 3 months, random voices from different videos interrupt my tabs. Even when there is no video in the tabs they still get interrupted by these
youtube videos/voices. I don't know how to fix this and gave up on trying . Please let me know if you have a solution.
markozz last edited by
Same thing happens to me, opening Opera Task Manager (Shift + Esc) will show various youtube tasks and ending these tasks will solve the problem, temporarily. Also, i noticed that some videos (specially random music videos) are liked by my account. Running a malware scan returned nothing.
Here is a list of my extensions:
- Universal Bypass V13.15.2
- Dark Reader V4.9.58
- Ghostery V8.7.4
- Pop up blocker for Chrome - Poper Blocker V5.8.6 Build 2
- Return Youtube Dislike V220.127.116.11
- Slick color picker V0.21.1
- Steamcito: Steam con impuestos Argentina 2022 V1.21
- Tampermonkey V4.16.6160
- You(Tube) don't stop! V1.1.0
Cyrf last edited by
There is what I can only assume to be a bug with Opera GX that has made me switch browsers entirely. Seemingly randomly, Youtube videos in my history and home page will begin playing audio in the background of the browser, with no tab as a source to close.
On my headset is a button that I can press to play/pause videos currently playing on my PC. So when this bug occurs I press once to pause the ghost audio, then another video's audio will begin playing immediately after. Only after I pause the second video with my headset does it stop, but the bug will continuously occur so long as Opera GX is open. I cannot seem to find any pattern at which this bug will occur, it will simply happen at some point if the browser if open. Not only that, but after the bug occurs when I check my Youtube history AND likes there is a chance that it will be filled with completely random videos from different languages. A fresh install of Opera GX does not resolve the issue.
This has made Opera GX absolutely unusable as someone who has used this as their default browser for two years now. I can only hope this gets resolved at some point.