Mute Audio Directly From Tabs In Google Chrome

Web pages with audio content can be directly muted through the speaker icon in tab when using Mozilla Firefox.

When using Google Chrome though, this feature is not enabled by default. However it can be activated if needed.

Here is how :

First, type in :


google chrome hidden settings

Next, bring up the search box within Chrome through Ctrl+F and type in “audio”.

search box in google chrome

Scroll to Tab audio muting UI control. Click Enable at the bottom of the setting.

enabling tab audio muting UI control in google chrome

Finally, restart Chrome for the setting to be active by clicking Relaunch Now.

restarting google chrome after changing settings

From now on, directly mute audio from tab by clicking on the speaker icon.

muting web page audio directly through tabs in google chrome

All done.

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