How many times will it have happened to you that several pages at once have started to play sound? Surely, if you are one of those who have 50 tabs open at the same time, you know what I’m talking about. And how awkward it is to find what tab is sounding to silence it.
It seems that someone at Google has noticed, because Chrome has released a function that prevents it. This function makes only the tab that we have open sound. Mute all other tabs. And, although it is not activated by default,can be activated on your Chrome with 4 easy steps.
What does this new function consist of?
This function is very practical because makes us hear one thing at a time. For example, if we have something playing in the background and open a page that is going to play something, Chrome will mute the tab that is in the background.
If we want to hear it again, we just have to go back to the tab and play it again. And yes, this can be fatal if you have a YouTube video with music and suddenly an ad starts playing. But and in the worst case, just go back to the tab and play it again.
How to turn off sound from Chrome tabs except where we are
Please note that this functionality is not yet complete and needs to be improved. For example, if you play YouTube videos in the background to listen to the music, this functionality will force you to be in that tab always. If you still want to try it, follow the next steps.
- We copy and paste the following into the address bar, as is:chrome: // flags / # enable-default-media-session
- We look for the section that advertisesManage audio focus across tabs to improve the audio mixing. We changed Disabled by Enabled.
- We restart the browser to apply the changes.