Tuesday Tip: Muting Audio in Google Chrome

By Richard Stokes

I like to look at espn.com, and like more websites these days, it’s got video all over it that starts playing the moment you go to their site.

Sometimes I’ll forget that my speakers are turned on, and then all of a sudden ESPN starts blaring the audio portion of the embedded video. This startles me depending on how loud I last had my speakers, and it no doubt annoys my co-workers in the process.

If you use Google Chrome as your web browser, there is a way to stop sites from doing that, and it will remember this preference for the next time you visit that site. This “memory” feature is not yet available in other browsers such as Firefox, Edge, or Safari.

When you are visiting a site you want to mute, move your mouse up to the top of the tab in Chrome and right-click with your mouse. A menu will pop up, and you will see an option to “Mute site.”

Mute Site in Chrome | Network 1 Consulting

The next time you open that specific site, all audio will be muted regardless of the volume setting features on your computer. Remember this if you end up wondering why the audio won’t play and your speakers are turned all the way up!

To unmute it, simply follow the same procedure and select “unmute site” instead.

Richard Stokes - Network 1 ConsultingRichard Stokes

With 18+ years working in the technology sector in a combination of outside sales and strategic consulting, Richard is committed to delivering the right solutions and services for clients and business partners.

rstokes@network1consulting.com or 404.997.7652

Network 1 Consulting is a 20-year-old IT Support company in Atlanta, GA. We become – or augment – the IT department for law firms and medical practices. Our IT experts can fix computers, but what our clients value most are the industry-specific best practices we bring to their firms. This is especially important with technology, along with regulations and cyber threats, changing so rapidly. We take a proactive approach to helping our clients use technology to gain and keep their competitive advantage.

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