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Tab Muter

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Re-enables the "Mute Tab" feature once found in Chrome itself.

Image from store Tab Muter
Description from store Once upon a time, Chrome had a feature hidden away in chrome://flags to allow users to mute individual tabs by clicking the speaker icon next to the tab's title. This was deemed "not good enough", as the Chrome developers wanted to remove the need for users to manually control tab audio, so it was removed in favour of the "Mute Site" feature. Chrome cannot yet automatically determine which tabs should be playing audio, so I made this extension to let the user make that decision. The button's in a different place due to Chrome API limitations, but apart from that, this extension should work exactly as the old "Mute Tab" feature did. This extension is free software; the source code is available at https://github.com/sersorrel/mute-tab. If you've found the extension useful and want to make a donation, you can do so here: https://ko-fi.com/sersorrel

Latest reviews

  • (2021-06-28) J Li: 有用 但是控制的是域 而不是单个标签 这个是chrome的锅 这个插件让这个右键选择项发挥作用了 很好了
  • (2021-06-10) TruthDr Dan: It makes my chrome keep auto muting all new tabs
  • (2021-06-06) かみかつき: It would be better if it can mute the background tabs.
  • (2021-05-24) Ana Cecília Reghini: It works well when I'm on the muted tab, but as soon as I switch to another tab, the other one is unmuted. I'd like to know if there is some way to solve this.
  • (2021-03-27) Jexx: works great! I use it so I can have it on while ignoring the lectures I have to watch for online school. I prefer just googling how to solve the problem cuz it's quicker
  • (2021-03-26) Aadhav JaiMurugesh: Amazing, works instantly, and amazingly!
  • (2021-03-20) Winged Hussar: Thanks, you should put a paypal in the description for donations
  • (2021-03-02) Roberto Seidenari: Come altre estensioni del genere, funziona malissimo con google meet. Se si aprono più stanze l'audio funziona in una sola di queste mentre le altre rimangono mute
  • (2021-02-26) Alec Centeno: Actually simple, Finally my teacher needed to shut up... thank you OP...
  • (2021-02-17) Milan s: it works!
  • (2020-12-07) 小木曾雪菜吖: 谷歌浏览器去掉将标签页单独静音的选项真的有些不应该,这个插件真的好用,你还可以设置成用快捷键把单独的标签页给一键静音,给五星好评吧。 ,
  • (2020-11-27) ooO Andy: 特别好用!感谢开发者!
  • (2020-11-16) CZ Gator: Just installed this tab muter app after trying out two others for Chrome that were not only clunky to use, but quickly got corrupted with pop up adware that would hijack Google search. Really glad to find this one, as it is very simple to use, simply go to a tab you want to mute and click on the icon on the toolbar. Click again to restore sound. It's the closest thing to having the feature Chrome deleted. Thanks!
  • (2020-11-09) Hutan Baghery Moghaddam: Works, thanks!
  • (2020-11-06) Kamil Hermann: Works as expected(for now)
  • (2020-11-01) V: works great thank you.
  • (2020-10-26) David Watkins: Seems to automatically mute every tab now and requires me to click it to unmute, and when I removed it it still muted tabs. very nice
  • (2020-10-22) Perry Wong: 86版本能用,能一键单标签页静音,正是我需要的效果,好评!
  • (2020-10-15) Florian: It just works perfectly, exactly what I wanted!
  • (2020-10-09) Jesse Jude: This extension is super handy to have and I recommend it for anyone who wants to watch YouTube during class because it makes it so easy to listen to your teacher by muting a tab with YouTube and then unmuting it. Also, it is really good for muting game music without having to go into the settings and it also is good for muting ads. It is really easy to access if you pin it and I use it on a daily basis and I could not live without it (I mean I could but it would just be less convenient). P.s. it is great at trying to find out where an annoying sound is coming from like because you can just mute each tab and figure out your problem.
  • (2020-10-08) Leon Tang: 能用,有用,但是5分钟后会导致Chrome浏览器 崩溃,所以你懂的,谷歌也变得不人性化,奇怪。
  • (2020-09-20) Sunkara Srinivas: Thank you! Works great and no additional permissions required.
  • (2020-09-17) 密密: 2020 9 17 貌似不能用使用了 点图标没反应
  • (2020-09-14) Vinicius Viveiros: dont work
  • (2020-09-08) Marks Polakovs: Is gut ja
  • (2020-09-07) Sprache Chroe: Was working until recently, no longer activates.
  • (2020-09-07) Dae Catt: The extension recently stopped working. It appears the "debug.js" file has been removed from the bundle which is causing background.js to fail to execute. Once the developer fixes this the extension should begin to work again.
  • (2020-09-07) Natalie Harger: This is the best tab muter I've found, it did however suddenly stop working. If it's a bug on their end I'm sure they'll fix it soon if it's something I did hopefully I'll find the answer soon.
  • (2020-09-07) Tino H: 7.9.2020 not working i can click on the icon but not works
  • (2020-09-07) Loki Lin: It's not work in 87.0.4252.0
  • (2020-07-10) Roger Dausman: Just got this extension and seems like it will be great but for the fact that it won't mute any tabs for Google meets (which is why I want it in the first place). Anyone have any idea why that might be? Thanks!
  • (2020-04-02) Mati Hooti: A great extension. I've been using it ever since google removed the normal option to mute a tab. And in all honesty, I like it more. Having the mute button in a fixed position is great.
  • (2020-03-09) JustChange MyNameDamnit: Thank you for this. The trade-off here is we'd have to add another icon to the toolbar to get mute tab functionality back, albeit only on active tab (have to switch to the tab to mute). It's just really bad Google removed this option, it's one feature I couldn't live without since I moved from Firefox and now I'm starting to think about going back. Firefox has tab muting with a single click working out of the box, no silly hidden flags. And the best of all is that we can remove the close button from all tabs so it doesn't interfere with the muting. Is it possible to remove the close button from all tabs in Chrome? Also, can you default to the light icon for incognito?
  • (2020-01-01) Gaming Tech With Fahad: Best extension ever iam playing Generator Rex Evo Showdown its music is very bad its music making me very angry i open chrome web store and search for muter than i found Tab Muter i add this extension to my uc browser and i tap on the extension Mute tab that app is very good i give it 5 stars
  • (2019-12-06) raccoon sama: It's really sad that Google removed this and that pkcastings on reddit said that it requires a bunch of code but then proceeded to say that Firefox and other browsers also contain that complex code. Excuses. btw it's a good idea to switch to Firefox or even MS Edge.
  • (2019-11-28) Chimamore Lin: Some thoughts for possible future updates: 1.Custom-able keyboard shortcuts 2.Left Click options to mute all background tabs except current page 3.Blacklist for annoyingly noisy websites Cheers and thanks for the great work.
  • (2019-11-04) TheVoidpure123: Lightweight and simple, perfect. Big middle finger towards chrome devs for removing the original feature.
  • (2019-10-25) Luma Medina: Works perfectly
  • (2019-08-18) Angry Hulk: The only problem I have with this extension is that it always starts Muted. It's very annoying to have to unmute every single website I go to by default.
  • (2019-08-16) Justin J.: works like a charm
  • (2019-07-21) Jordan Goodwin-Madden: Life saver. I used to like the muting tabs feature in Chrome until they removed it. This extension does the same thing; despite the button being in a slightly different place but it works flawlessly. It mutes/unmutes the tab you are currently viewing and ONLY that tab (it won't mute the whole of Chrome - just the tab you're viewing at the time of pressing the mute/unmute button).
  • (2019-07-12) Osman Osman: Thank you for adding this.
  • (2019-07-04) D Sarkar: Suggestion : Please change icon color as it is very difficult to see the icon and click to unmute tab if we have chrome Dark mode enabled. Both are black which is making it difficult for us.
  • (2019-06-28) Jason Yu: Thanks god there is this extension Google is stupid removing this
  • (2019-06-20) JBishop29: Very Nice. Coming from Firefox I was missing this feature and I learned that Chrome had this at one time. Glad you made this, thank you.
  • (2019-06-16) Maximilian Wolf: Works best so far. Thanks for this! The only thing I would love to see is the option back in the context menu while RMB on a tab. But anyway ... does what it say's and doesn't mute all tabs like other extensions. <3
  • (2019-05-31) abowman: this is not a restoration of the tab mute functionality. the idea of tab mute is to click on the audio icon of the tab when you are not in it to mute it from another page. if you have to open the tab to mute it, you could just mute the audio source in the page itself.
  • (2019-05-23) David Ziegenhagen: Omg thank you, don't understand why Google removed this or at least just changed it to an option between mute site or tab so people can choose.
  • (2019-05-16) Jordan: No idea why Google keeps insisting on removing the ability to mute individual tabs. First they removed how clicking the icon would mute it, but now you can't even right click and mute a tab. You used to be able to fix this by going into your Chrome flags, but now even that option is removed. My guess is they want to make it harder and harder for users to be able to mute ads. This is the next best alternative. The only annoying thing is you have to actually go into the tab you want to mute and then click the extension. But that's not the devs' fault, it's Google's.
  • (2019-05-15) Cklodar: Thank you for making this! Removing users' ability to mute individual tabs was an incredibly dumb thing for chrome devs to do; if they thought doing so would make chrome more light-weight, they should realize that they're only forcing users to have to load an extra extension.


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4.5 (118 votes)
Last update / version
2021-03-21 / 1.4.2
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