Silence Noisy Browser Tabs with MuteTab

Silence Noisy Browser Tabs with MuteTab

Jesse Leikin
Aug 2, 2011

We've all been there. You find yourself with multiple tabs open and one just starts playing some ridiculous audio track. Unfortunately this always seems to happen when there are other people around, causing a bit of embarrassment. Finally, someone has come up with a browser extension to solve this modern day problem...

MuteTab is a Chrome browser extension created by Jared Sohn that allows you to easily see all of your tabs that are currently open in Chrome and determine where audio is playing. From the same screen, users are able to easily mute the audio or leave it playing. This is extremely helpful if you happen to be somebody who regularly has 10+ tabs open (and doesn't wear headphones or keep their volume down, which arguably could be the easier solution).

Instead of searching through each tab to find where the audio is coming from, you can view it all from one easy to control screen. One of the great things about MuteTab for Chrome is that it is smart enough to mute audio for games, ads, flash videos, and pretty much anything else that causes unwanted sounds to come from your browser.

Additionally, MuteTab has a variety of convenient options that allow for better control within your browser. One option in particular that caught our eye was the ability to have audio on all inactive tabs muted while allowing for audio on the current tab to continue playing. This proves handy for those time you find yourself switching between multiple YouTube videos.

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