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How to disable the webcam in windows 10?

By moon982 ยท 8 replies
Jul 6, 2018
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  1. Does anyone know how to disable the webcam in windows 10? Both for the OS and the internet.

    I don't use the webcam or internet chat rooms.

    Also does any one know how to block videos in web sites? You go to a web site to read text and video many times adds start playing. It does not matter if you scroll down the web page the video will jump down well you are scrolling down the web page.
     
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 8,506   +553

    Disable a webcam? Desktop or laptop? Do what mr. fb does & put tape over it.
    In the websites I've been to & go to, if a video continues to play as I read down, there is usually a tiny x you can click so it quits.
     
  3. moon982

    moon982 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It is a laptop.

    Is there a no script blocker for fire fox or no flash blocker? Or are these video ads using some thing else than flash or script?
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 8,506   +553

    I don't use no script or a flash blocker, I just click the x or turn volume down if need be.
     
  5. Mark96

    Mark96 TS Rookie

    To disable the web cam you need to follow the instructions given below:
    • Open the run box and type devmgmt.msc and press ok.
    • Now expand integrated web cam and right click on your web cam.
    • Click on disable.
    Finally, your web cam will be disabled.
    About the video block on websites. you may try ad blocker tool. it may help you.
     
  6. moon982

    moon982 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Humm some times there is a X button and some times no X button.
     
  7. moon982

    moon982 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Note I should say I'm using firefox most of the time and some times IE.

    But firefox has ad on. I wounder if there ad on to block on video automatic play feature on web site loading.
     
  8. Netfox

    Netfox TS Member Posts: 55

    As for the videos I also tried to stop them somehow but it works like an ad and there's probably no chance avoiding it. Hate websites that allow this type of ads.
     
  9. Goamist

    Goamist TS Rookie

    To disable the webcam, right click on the Windows (start) symbol, bottom left corner, Device Manager -> Imaging devices and right click your webcam -> Disable device.

    If the videos on a webpage are an annoyance, you can either mute the tab in Firefox (if it's the sound that bothers you) or you can always use the reading mode, which should eliminate everything on the page, except for the text of the article.
     

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