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Smart Mute

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Listen to audio one tab at a time.

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Description from store Tired of having multiple tabs play audio simultaneously? Take back control of your audio experience with Smart Mute and listen to audio one tab at a time. ---------------------------- NOTE: - This extension does NOT pause any media, it will only mute it. - Short-keys and right-click settings are not currently available but are being considered for future release ---------------------------- Additional Features: Mute / Unmute Tab Individually Mute or Unmute tabs temporarily without having to Whitelist/Blacklist every website you visit. Silent Mode Prefer to browse the web in complete silence? Give Silent Mode a try. Silent Mode prevents any audio from playing in your browser. Pairing this feature with Smart Mute's Whitelist feature can give you even more control of what you hear while browsing. Whitelist Enjoy listening to your favorite podcast or music playlist in the background while you browse the web? Ensure your listening experience never gets interrupted again by adding it to Smart Mute's Whitelist. Blacklist Hate when websites have auto-playing videos and advertisements? Add those annoying sites to Smart Mute's Blacklist and hear the sweet sounds of silence. Additional Permissions Required Smart Mute's Whitelist and Blacklist feature requires access to website URLs. This information is used — in real-time — to compare the websites a user visits and those that are listed.

Latest reviews

  • (2023-10-16) ѕαмυlι ναlтσиєи: not sure what is happened, but its not work (latest chrome version). You need to go extension settings and turn it off and again then it maybe works.
  • (2023-10-02) Octavio Rios: For now, seems to be working great! Keeps only one recently audible tab unmuted.
  • (2023-09-29) martin ward: This is a great extension and does what is supposed to do.
  • (2023-07-13) Yannick MTZ: Best extension th !!!
  • (2023-07-05) Tony Tse: Please make a Firefox version!!
  • (2023-02-22) Abid Hasan: Awesome this is very useful.
  • (2023-02-21) Baron BarrabanaHorse: finally i can shut up all of these boys
  • (2022-11-15) devilevil86: Compatible also with Edge Ver. 107.0.1418.42 The best automatic tab muting ever! Compatibile anche con Edge Ver. 107.0.1418.42 La miglior app per silenziare le schede in modo automatico!
  • (2022-09-17) Giorgos: used to work great. the last few months i have to turn mute on and off several times to get it to work
  • (2022-09-07) Brian Duffey: Where did silent site sound blocker go? Long time user of that plugin and was much much better than this one which does not seem to work well. Constantly mutes current tab even after I unmute it or even whitelist it. Makes it near impossible to watch youtube videos.
  • (2022-05-17) Leo Tsang: Was working fine before but now will automatically mute the current tab and requires users to click to a different tab and back to the original tab inorder for sound to play. Makes the extension very annoying to use.
  • (2022-05-13) Moshfiqul Alam Labib: most productive app of the year
  • (2022-04-18) Andrew Horvath: This extension worked perfectly until a few months ago. I'm not sure if the issues I'm experiencing are due to an update made to Chrome, or a change made to this plugin. Basically this plugin will oftentimes require me to click from one tab to another to un-mute the tab I'm watching. This mainly happens when opening a new tab. Also the plugin will occasionally randomly mute the tab I'm watching which requires me to click to another tab and back to unmute.
  • (2022-03-04) Leandro Camargo: Works like a charm.
  • (2022-01-06) Nithin Vijey: i found it on accident
  • (2021-10-19) JABE: It isn't working correctly as of lately. I've tried removing it from chrome, restarting my device and disabling/re-enabling it again. Normally it would mute all other tabs when I was on a specific one. But now its muting all tabs by default and I have to keep manually going up and unmuting the tab. Even if the tab is playing media with sound it doesn't unmute the tab I'm on unless I do it myself.
  • (2021-10-04) 7-C Sarthak Rathi: that's a nice extention
  • (2021-09-20) Ishaan Sharma: best for the guys who play games during online classes😂
  • (2021-06-12) HsuX: Have you considered adding shortcut key functions?
  • (2021-06-09) Banya Rola: Just a note to thank you for this extension... The others stopped working in Chrome 91 and just got promises of a fix but they never got fixed.. I am very happy with this Smartmute 5.4.6 and thank you for developing it... Banyarola
  • (2021-05-31) Януш Павлов (ianpav): Какво стана с последната версия 5.4.5. Не работи вече . Старата си работеше перфектно. Става дума за браузер едге на майкрософт .
  • (2021-05-28) Wang Mr.: 目前唯一能用的~可惜這幾天CHROME更新後就怪怪的了~期待新版
  • (2021-04-09) OLEKSII NIKITIN: Good one. But should be manual control as well by RightMouse on tab.
  • (2021-03-15) pyoxic2010: Thank you for this smart addon!
  • (2021-02-09) ekarron: Great idea but the execution is okay. Would be better if it paused the video instead of muting the tab and then replayed the old video when done with the current one. I understand it may be made this way due to limitations but still it's not that convenient.
  • (2020-12-16) Carlos Brito: Works almost perfectly! When tab's are pinned, the auto mute doesn't work, both pinned tab play sounds at the same time.
  • (2020-12-16) Barry Peric: Great extension, nice easy management of sound across the browser. Great work!
  • (2020-12-01) michaela evelyne janice tio: My audio is now gone forever I would give it zero stars, but I have to give atleast one star to write a review. Thanks, Smart mute! :(
  • (2020-11-21) Parth Tiwari: Exactly what It should be. no more no less. Loved it.
  • (2020-11-16) Chris Serpa: Does exactly what I wanted! Smart Mute will only play sound through the tab you are looking at. Perfect!
  • (2020-08-18) Michael Montgomery: works great hate trying to look through to many tabs to turn some thing off in the back ground !!!
  • (2020-08-04) Robyn Livingstone: It mutes all tabs not just one.
  • (2020-07-23) Rohit Talwar: really a great feature, does what it says the best but I would like to suggest a feature idk if its possible or not but instead of muting maybe it could pause the video when we switch to a newtab and when coming back resumes it? nevertheless still a great extension.
  • (2020-04-16) Naveen Dahiya: Amazing Extension. Very useful
  • (2020-04-16) Glamorocc: Awesome. i found it while browsing extenstions
  • (2020-04-08) Niko Lehto: Essential for Chrome.
  • (2020-04-08) Hassan Taha: the best
  • (2020-03-16) D Schwartz: make it simple to operate like silent sound blocker
  • (2020-02-19) Dmitry Dmitry: Расширение очень нужно и хорошее! Но! Периодически без причины пропадает звук в принципе во всем браузере, приходится перезапускать само расширение чтобы звук появился, исправьте, плиз, если это возможно. Звук тупо пропадает, расширение выключаю, потом включаю и звук есть
  • (2019-12-18) Lester Lee: Loved it for CNN!
  • (2019-11-29) Noritake Satoh: My Facebook tab gets a single notification sound and my YouTube tab mute completely. It will be better to add a mechanism that causes the previous tab to re-open sound if the notification sound only play lasts a few seconds. Can setting that time will be ever better!!
  • (2019-11-11) Hiwa Jalal: it does what it say perfectly.
  • (2019-10-22) twig: idk if chrome coding allows it, but will there be a feature in an upcoming update to add the "mute tab" functionality to the right-click menu so one doesn't have to actually open the tab and hear the audio blare out in order to mute it?
  • (2019-10-21) Jorge Ojeda: Smart Mute es extraordinariamente útil! Antes de instalarla perdía muchísimo tiempo activando y desactivando el sonido de las diferentes pestañas, además ahora puedo evitar sonidos indeseados y evitar momentos incómodos en la oficina o en casa. Considero Smart Mute una extensión indispensable para navegar en internet. I Love it !
  • (2019-10-21) The Modern Monk: make you smart simple, but awsm keep it up, and bring the awsm ext. like this thanks a lot
  • (2019-10-21) Rizwan: Good,exceptional extension.
  • (2019-10-21) Haider Designs: Nice extension.
  • (2019-10-21) Relbma: Have been using this for a while now....one word..awesome. Never had a problem. This is always installed after Bitwarden as my 'can't use Opera/Chrome without it' apps. Well done!!!
  • (2019-10-05) Kelly Kane: Solves a long needed problem in Chrome of not being able to leave sound off everywhere and unmute on demand. Gets rid of obnoxious sound from unwanted autoplaying videos (that's 100% of them.)
  • (2019-08-31) Chris Kleinsasser: Awesome!

Latest issues

  • (2022-09-23, v:5.4.7) Michael Willion: Smart Mute stops working after restart
    The Smart Mute stops working after I restart my PC (Win 10 Pro x64, Google Chrome browser). This happened several times.
  • (2021-09-12, v:5.4.7) Tenzin Gyatso: Not working
    Please fix this extension. Nothing else out there, this one was perfect.
  • (2021-09-05, v:5.4.7) shirepirate: No longer works, or at least "silent mode" does not work
    This extension appears to be broken. Enable Smart Mute ticked on, "silent mode" ticked on, new sounds still play from new tabs on sites i've never visited before. Used to be so great, please fix it!
  • (2021-06-09, v:5.4.6) Yatin Jethi: Notice Update page opens up on browser
    Every time i am opening my browser your chrome-extension://apadglapdamclpaedknbefnbcajfebgh/views/chrome91.html opens up please take a notice if it remove
  • (2021-05-28, v:5.4.4) Sazzad Hossain Sakib: Mute Not Working Recently!!!
    It's not muting the current tab properly. Quickly fix it please...
  • (2021-05-26, v:5.4.3) Jan Riber Christensen: Smart Mute does NOT work correct after Chrome browser update to Version 91.0.4472.77
    - on Windows 10 fully updated Please, please fix this
  • (2020-12-24, v:5.4.3) r.e.m: this extension has been acting up lately,
    video plays on current tab but tab remains mute.
  • (2020-11-26, v:5.4.3) David: Muting repeated audio content
    I'm interested in your thoughts on the possibility (in general or in the app) of muting any repeated audio content. I think running a kind of convolution hash thing with a limited buffer of stored hashes might make this feasible. Probably smarter stuff is doable eventually. Idea would be to mute for example bloomberg repeat internal promos. If it is open source it would be interesting to have any pointers.
  • (2020-07-21, v:5.4.3) fetB: pause?
    Can you add the ability to pause instead of just muting? There is no need for playing media when it's muted
  • (2019-06-20, v:5.3.1) Lester Ingber: left click should open Whitelist options?
    Hi. Once Whitelist is active, I think that the tabs under Edit Whitelist, Add URL and Add Domain, should be shown immediately (perhaps even without the current list unless that is separately clicked on), to that it is easy to add a new entry? Thanks.
  • (2019-01-02, v:5.2.3) Renesis 3: Smart unmutting
    I love your extension. Hope it's still maintain. I think you could push it an extra mile by adding smart unmutting : Let's say I'm listenning to Spotify, then while surfing the web I click a video. The smart mute comes handy great. I think it would be nice that my spotify tab get unmute when I am finished with the video.
  • (2018-12-14, v:5.2.0) himynameisgeoff: Tabs un-muting temporarily
    Background tabs are un-muting for a second. So I hear the background tab audio mixed with the foreground tab audio at least 2 or 3 times a minute.
  • (2018-07-11, v:5.1.0) De Kift: Update not OK
    This was a great extension but since the update (July 11th), the icon of some of my tabs is replaced by the speaker mute icon (my tabs are all very small; I don't know what happens with normal width tabs). Those tabs don't even have sound so I don't understand what's going on. I'm afraid I have to uninstall or disable it. I really *hate* the automatic extension update of Chrome. Would love to go back to the previous Smart Mute version...
  • (2017-11-16, v:4.1.2) 刘雨晨: 非常喜欢这个插件
  • (2017-05-15, v:2.0.1) Exclusion list
    Is there an option to exclude particular sites?


13,437 history
4.5 (102 votes)
Last update / version
2023-08-25 / 5.4.7
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