How to mute entire websites in Chrome
How to mute entire websites in Chrome
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How to mute entire websites in Chrome

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Google has made it easy to mute noisy tabs in Chrome. Just right click the tab and select Mute Tab. You can also enable the audio muting UI control under experimental features, which lets you click on the audio indicator to mute a tab. But what if there's a website that constantly plays audio when you don't want it to? A new feature coming to Chrome will let you put a stop to it once and for all. And while it's not officially available in Chrome just yet, you can still try it out today. Here's how, for starters you will need to install Chrome Canary, the off updated, less stable version of Chrome that packs all the newest features. Open command prompt by pressing the windows key, typing cmd and pressing enter. In Cmd prompt change directory to where the Chrome Canary executable file is, type cd, space, followed by the path which should look something like this.Press enter then type chrome .exe, then type or paste the switch code, which is --enable-features=SoundContentSetting. Press Enter and Chrome Canary will open. Alternatively, you can create a desktop shortcut for Chrome Canary with the command lines switch bundled in. Right click on the Shortcut and click Properties. In the Target field you'll see the path to chrome.exe in quotations. To the right of this path, hit the Space bar and paste or type the switch code. Click Apply and OK Now in Chrome Canary you can mute entire websites. Go to a website and click the Information button in the far left of the address bar. Sometimes it may appear as a padlock icon. To mute the entire website, beside Sound click the dropdown menu and select Always block on this site. Now all audio from that entire website will be blocked. If you wanna re-enable sound go back to this setting and click Always allow on this site. For more tips and tricks and other how tos be sure to check out CNET.com/howto. [MUSIC]

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