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Auto Mute Tabs When Multiple Tabs Audible

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This extension mutes previous audible tabs when a new tab starts making sound. Toggle mute current tab: Cmd+Shift+8

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Description from store This extension lets you control mute status of multiple tabs. Often while you're listening to something from one tab, another tab starts to make sound. This can be annoying. So this extension will automatically mute the previous tab that was making sound. It works like a stack - think a stack of cards, only the one on top is visible - similarly, only the last tab that's making sound will be allowed to stay unmuted. Once the current audible tab stops making any sounds, the previous tab will be unmuted again. There are a few keyboard shortcuts you can use: Cmd+Shift+0 -> Mute all tabs. Cmd+Shift+8 -> Mute or unmute the current tab. Cmd+Shift+9 -> Unmute all tabs (although, if you have multiple audible tabs, only one will remain unmuted, rest will be muted by extension.) Any tabs you mute with these shortcuts will not be unmuted by the extension. You have to unmute that tab with one of the shortcuts. Added an Easter Egg feature - press Cmd+Shift+O to try it. It's not very relevant to this extension, but I don't want to create a new extension just for this functionality which I need.

Latest reviews

  • (2023-07-09) Mark Barnes: Would be even better if, when I switch to a tab that is NOT playing audio, that it muted the tab that WAS playing audio. When I switch to a tab that is not playing audio, I don't want to hear anything. Like "Mute all inactive tabs" works in Firefox. Thanks,
  • (2023-02-06) Shyamji Shandilya: Works as expected. Thanks:)
  • (2022-11-08) Sean Craig: Lat updated in 2015, yet is the best and only extension that auotmaitically mutes/unmutes as sound starts/stops on most recent tab. What this does other don't is unmutes the most recent tab when you pause or mute the current tab. This is nice, because when you're done for example watching the current tab, the most recent background tab (maybe your music) unmutes. No need to go unmute your music manually.
  • (2020-09-22) Brett Atencio RN: Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't, right now I'm watching YouTube but the audio is from an inactive tab, the last update was 2015! I'll have to find something current.
  • (2020-08-12) Michał Nawrot: Thanks bro! The extension works just as expected.
  • (2020-07-21) fetB: for a tab to become new, it has to be reloaded or the old "new" closed, which isnt always desired. Also, it would make a lot more sense to pause the inactive stream(s).
  • (2020-02-27) Dat Do: Awesome! I have been looking for this for a long time!
  • (2018-01-11) Ashley H.: This extension is great! It delays a little bit, but it works well any way. Auto mute, and then auto unmute. Really cool!
  • (2017-06-11) Matt: Hi there, I think this extension is great! I'd like it if the audio focus followed the active tab though, rather than the newest one playing audio. Also, could you lower the check interval a little bit, maybe to once a second instead of every three? Thanks!
  • (2017-05-12) Ethan Ferrell: Excellent, the only issue would be the delayed muting and unmuting of audio
  • (2017-03-04) Allan Pinto Soares: Exactly what i needed.
  • (2017-02-21) Christoph142: It's a bit tardy, but other than that, it's great. I love that it reactivates the background tabs when audio stops in active tab. :)
  • (2016-09-29) Tancho K.: How long have I dreamed of this? Finally! and it's just as comfortable as I hoped. Now add some kind of fade-in/-out and I you can have 6 stars and ma money.
  • (2016-03-25) Gurkanca Paylaşım: Müthiş faydalı bir eklenti. Thanks great helpful
  • (2016-02-05) One Glar: Really awesome!!! helpful! Thanks)
  • (2015-12-15) Shashi K: works as promised!

Latest issues

  • (2022-05-30, v:0.1.0) Sandro Alvares: Keypress Windows
    What is a keypress CMD to windows? its dont have mac. How do i replace keypress?


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4.4074 (27 votes)
Last update / version
2024-06-08 / 1.5
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