PC Doctor March 23, 2018

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Dear PC Doctor:

I frequently have several tabs open in my browser. I’ll have email, Facebook, a news site, etc., open all at once. I’ll be working away, when suddenly, one of the sites starts autoplaying a video with loud voice or music and it makes me jump out of my skin! I don’t want to turn the sound off for my computer – is there a way to tell Chrome that I just don’t want to hear whatever random video a website wants to play?

Thank you,


Dear Jumpy:

Good news! The answer is ‘yes.’

When you have your browser open, hover your mouse over the folder tab for the site you want to mute. Right click. You will get a drop-down menu. From that menu, choose “mute site.” You’ll know you’ve succeeded, as the tab will now show a speaker icon with a diagonal line crossed through it, indicating no sound.

I hope this helps!
Until next time,
Happy computing!

PC Doctor

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