The Internet has developed a lot over the past few years. With advancements in technology, Google has introduced a new feature that allows you to mute entire websites in Chrome. The feature will be useful when you visit websites that automatically play videos. You all have noticed that auto-playing videos often come with advertisements, but there are also many other sites that choose to play their own content automatically with the sound turned on by default. In this article, we’ll provide you with a useful guide on how Windows users can use this latest Chrome feature. Read on.
Google has made it simple to mute entire websites in Chrome. Just right click on any tab and select the Mute Tab button. This option would help you mute websites for repeated visits until you decide to unmute them.
You can also enable the Tab audio muting UI control feature that allows you to click on the speaker-shaped audio indicator to mute a tab. Well, you can find this setting in Chrome’s experimental features by typing chrome://flags inside the address bar.
Let’s have a look at how to mute websites in Google Chrome.
Mute Entire Websites in Chrome
If a website is constantly playing an audio and you don’t want it to play then you can use this new Chrome feature. Scroll down a bit to know how to mute audios from entire websites in Google Chrome.
- First of all, download and install Chrome Canary on your Windows system
- Once you’ve installed it, you can log in to your Google account and go through the standard Chrome setup process
In order to enable the latest muting feature, you will need to open Chrome Canary through the Command Prompt while executing a command-line switch
- Open the Command Prompt by pressing the Windows key
- Type cmd in the search box and then press Enter
- Under Command Prompt, you can change directory to where the Chrome Canary executable file is
- Type cd followed by the path, which by default should look like C:\Users\[your name]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome SxS\Application
- Next, type exe, space, and then type or paste the following switch code:
- Once you’re done, press Enter
Optionally, you can create a desktop shortcut for Chrome Canary linked with the command-line switch. You need to right-click on the shortcut and click on Properties. In the Target field, you will see the path to chrome.exe in quotations. Now, paste the switch code and click on the Apply button.
Now, when you will open Chrome Canary via the command line switch or the desktop shortcut you’ve created, you can mute entire websites in Chrome. All you need to do is just click on the information button at the left side of the address bar. This will open up a pop-up window where you can click on the drop-down menu to the right of the Sound option and select the Always block on this site option. And that’s it!
You May Also Like: How to Take Screenshots in Google Chrome Without Extensions