Enable Chrome’s ‘Mute This Tab’ Shortcut In The Dev Channel

Enable Chrome’s ‘Mute This Tab’ Shortcut In The Dev Channel

Ever have a tab start playing audio without your permission? The latest version of Chrome’s dev channel lets you mute the tab with a simple click.

Chrome recently added an icon that indicates which tab is playing a sound, but the dev channel just made this feature even better: now, you can click that icon to mute the tab. You just need to enable a quick flag first:

  1. Type chrome://flags/#enable-tab-audio-muting into Chrome’s address bar and press Enter.
  2. Chrome should automatically scroll down to the “Enable Tab Audio Muting UI” flag. Click the enable link below it.
  3. Restart Chrome.

Remember, this is only available in the dev channel for now, so you’ll need that installed for this to work. Hopefully, this will make its way into the stable version of Chrome soon. If you don’t want to use the dev channel, check out the MuteTab extension, which performs a similar function.

Google Chrome Gets Experimental Audio Muting Functionality [Ghacks]


  • I hope this works with flash as well. Nothing worse than having obnoxious games or ads blaring sounds at you from another tab. Hell even a volume control would be nice. Maybe I want to play a simple flash game while watching some TV on Netflix, I’d like a little sound from the game, but nothing as loud as I’d want to Netflix….

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