Muting Chrome Tabs

For some time now, Google Chrome has had a nifty feature: a little speaker icon appears on any tab that’s playing sound. That way you can easily figure out which tab is playing music, or an auto-play video, and kill the noise.

But it’s like Google didn’t think that feature all the way through. What would be really cool would be the ability to click on that little speaker icon and mute the tab completely. Well guess what? It’s now a hidden feature in Chrome!

Just open a browser tab and paste the following into the address bar:


Click the Enable checkbox and restart Chrome. Now you’ll be able to click on the speaker icon to mute a tab:

Chrome Mute Tab

Pretty cool!

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