How to Find Which Tab is Making a Noise in Google Chrome and Mute It

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When you have lots and lots of tabs open, it’s extremely annoying to suddenly hear a background tab playing some loud noise or music, and then you have to hunt down the right tab to close. Here’s a great Chrome extension that gives you better control.

Head over to the Chrome Web Store and grab a copy of the MuteTab extension.

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Confirm your installation by clicking on the install button.

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Once the extension is installed it will create a small icon alongside your existing extensions.

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When you click on the icon you have some pretty nice options, you can choose to mute all the tabs.

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You could choose to Mute the current tab if you know some noise is on the way

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If there is noise coming from a tab in the background and you need to focus on the current tab you can mute all the tab except the on that you are currently on

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Alternatively you could just mute a specific tab that you think could be the culprit

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MuteTab [Google Chrome extension]

MuteTabe [website]

Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+

  • Published 02/14/12
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