Saturday August 26, 2017

Chrome Will Soon Let You Permanently Mute Websites

Chrome will be getting a new feature that should please those of you who hate auto-playing videos: you will soon be able to block sound on a per domain basis using the page info bubble. Sites on which you disable sound will remain that way until you turn them back on, and this could be indispensable for pages you have to visit on occasion that load up videos.

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...the Chrome team is still experimenting with this feature. In the early version, the sound toggle is in the page info popup, which you can access by clicking on the far left of the address bar. That's either an info icon or a "Secure" label for sites that have HTTPS enabled. There are already various toggles in there now for things like Flash, JavaScript, notifications, and so on. Soon, a sound toggle will be added that works in the same way.

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