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How to mute a tab in any browser
Sometimes, you’ll be browsing the web, and the page you’re on starts to play audio. It’s quite annoying, especially if your speakers are at full volume and you don’t know which page the music is coming from if you have multiple tabs open. The music usually starts playing because of an ad on a page or a promotional video. When that happens, here is how to mute a tab in Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge.
How to mute a tab in Chrome
To mute a tab in Chrome, the most popular browser out there, right-click on the tab playing audio and select Mute site. To unmute a tab, follow the same steps and select Unmute site.
How to mute a tab in Safari
In Safari, you can mute a tab by clicking on the speaker icon in the navigation bar in any tab that’s playing audio. You can also right-click any tab playing audio and select Mute tab to turn off the sound. To unmute a tab, click the speaker icon again or right-click it and select Unmute tab.
How to mute a tab in Firefox
To mute a tab in Firefox, right-click it and choose Mute tab. You can also click the speaker on any tab currently playing audio to mute it, just like on Safari. To unmute a tab, right-click it again and select Unmute tab or click the speaker icon again.
How to mute a tab in Edge
In Edge, you can mute a tab by right-clicking it and choosing Mute tab. Note that this only works for the latest Chromium-based version of Edge. To unmute a tab, right-click it again and select Unmute tab.