Prevent HTML5 video changing Chrome's icon and title

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I have a website that has an HTML5 video embedded in it. Anytime Chrome visits a site with such a video, however, it overwrites the page's <title> and shortcut icon to show pause / play symbols and the elapsed time of the video. Anyway to prevent this from happening?

Thanks in advance!

2012-04-03 19:50
by mbeasley
Cannot see this behavior at my place (using Chrome 17 on Windows), can you add how you embed and handle the <video>. Are you using some kind of fullscreen mode - m90 2012-04-04 15:24
@m90 Although I want to change this on a site that I'm developing, this behavior happens on any site with HTML5 video that I visit in Chrome (18.0.1025.142 m). For example, playing the video on this page will do it: W3 Schools HTML5 Tutorial - mbeasley 2012-04-04 15:34
Won't be of too much help for you, but even your example won't trigger the beahvior in Chrome 17. Let's wait for the update then. EDIT: Just noticed that I have been updated to 18 tonight and I still don't see it (18.0.1025.142 m on Windows Vista) - m90 2012-04-05 06:06
I have the latest Chrome and I don't see the icons you mention. I think you might have a Chrome Extension that does that. Can you check that out - Francisc 2012-04-05 19:39
Ahhhh! Thanks @Francisc - you nailed it. I had this extension buried deep among other extensions. Completely over looked that. If you submit is as an answer I'll mark it as such - mbeasley 2012-04-05 19:42
Haha, happy you sorted it - Francisc 2012-04-05 21:11


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I have the latest Chrome and I don't see the icons you mention. I think you might have a Chrome Extension that does that. Can you check that out?

2012-04-05 21:11
by Francisc