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We have already discussed How to Stop Auto-Playing YouTube Videos and Ads on Chrome, Opera, Firefox, and Others. Another problem that we often come across is auto-playing songs and ads. It diverts our mind and concentration while working.
This is the same with every browser be it Chrome, FireFox or anything. Over here, we have brought you 4 tricks and useful extensions you can apply to mute the auto-playing videos without visiting the web page. Take a look at these steps from here.
1. Mute Tabs with one click
The easiest and universal way to stop auto-playing tabs from distracting you is to just right-click on the particular tab and you'll get a menu option. Here you can find an option called Mute Tab. Just simply click on the option and you are good to go.
It is worth remembering that this trick is applicable for all browser, Chrome, FireFox, Safari and Opera.
2. Use Chrome-Extensions Mute Tabs By URL
If there are certain sites you already know that it might auto-play videos, as a chrome user you can stop those websites by using extensions named Mute Tabs By URL.
It allows you to create a blacklist of sites that will be automatically muted when you open them. You can also unmute a tab, by overriding the settings.
3. Use MuteTab
MuteTab is another option Chrome users can use to create a blacklist of sites that will be automatically muted. You can also use this extension to mute all background tabs, mute all tabs, or unmute all tabs.
This extension further provides you an option to create a list, where the websites will not be auto-muted even if you use Mute All Tabs option.
4. FireFox Users can install MuteLinks
Similar to Chrome's extensions Mute Tabs By URL and MuteTab, FireFox users can install an add-on called MuteLinks. After installing, you can go into the MuteLinks preferences through the addon's page, and simply add the sites to your blacklist. MuteLinks doesn't, however, allow users to white list sites.
5. Bulk Mute on Opera
Unlike Chrome, FireFox, and Safari, Opera web browser gives users an additional option to mute all tabs altogether without using any extension or addon.
You can simply right-click on one tab and click on Mute other Tabs option that comes in the pop-up menu. Hit it and you are done. You can unmute the tabs in the same way.