Here’s a list of 3 mute extensions for Google Chrome which you can use to easily mute sounds when you have multiple tabs with audio and video playing open. Going from tab to tab and muting sounds manually can be a bit time consuming, so if you want to mute them all at once, you’re gonna have to use third party extensions.
Today we’re gonna be talking about three such extensions available for free from the Google Web Store. Let’s see just how exactly can we mute multiple tabs at once when using Google Chrome.
We’ll start things off with MuteTab. When you install the extension, you will notice that an icon was added to the top right browser corner, where extension icons usually go.
Left click on the icon opens up a list of open tabs and shows you controls next to tab names for muting them. It doesn’t matter if it’s audio and video that’s playing, MuteTab mutes them all.
Mute Everything works similarly to MuteTab, except it doesn’t show you a list of currently active tabs where audio is playing, but rather mutes them all when you click on the top right corner mute icon.
As soon as you click on the top right corner mute icon, all the currently active audio and video streams that you have playing are gonna be paused. Extension is gonna automatically detect them and pause them, regardless of how many tabs you have open.
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Streamkeys: Global Music Player Hotkeys
Streamkeys extension works a bit differently from the previously mentioned mute extensions for Chrome. Since Streamkeys is a keyboard shortcut extension, you’re gonna have to use your keyboard for muting tabs.
It also doesn’t work with all online media players. Only some like SoundCloud, MySpace, Grooveshark, Pandora, Spotify and a couple more are supported. If you have several players open throughout your tabs, like for example when you’re browsing through SoundCloud samples and you’d like to mute them all, all that you have to do is hit Alt+Shift+M, if you’re on Windows. Mac users have to use Cmd+Shift+M, as you can see from the screenshot above. Other media playback controls for the supported audio and video player controls are also supported, not just mute.
There aren’t that many mute extensions available in the Chrome Web Store, so we’re only limited to the three that we mentioned on the list above. Since there aren’t that many of them, you can try them all and let us know how they worked for you. During our test, the very first extension from the list, Mute Tab was the very best because it offers a lot of information and control over what gets muted where. If on the other hand you want an easy way to mute everything, all the available tabs, you’re gonna have to use Mute Everything.
Like we said, try them all out and let us know which one you think is the best in the comments down below.