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Chrome Extension Helps Find Noisy Tabs 108

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the where-have-you-been-all-my-life dept.
mutetab writes "I recently wrote a Chrome extension called MuteTab that helps you narrow down which tab is making a sound by detecting which tabs contain plugins, HTML5 audio/video, and Java applets. It also gives you a right click menu that will mute tabs (via Javascript APIs when available, otherwise hiding them like FlashBlock does) and can automatically mute background tabs. Be sure to read the FAQ writeup to learn about some ways we can improve detecting which tab has sound and mute it." This really seems like stuff that should be a built in browser preference: like maybe an option to only allow audio out of the visible tab.
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Chrome Extension Helps Find Noisy Tabs

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  • Is this the place? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by BrokenHalo (565198) on Monday August 01, 2011 @08:37AM (#36946476)
    The submission is fair enough in its own way, but I can't say I'm overly impressed that it appears to be a direct advertisement for the submitter's product.
  • Choice is good (Score:5, Insightful)

    by ElectricTurtle (1171201) on Monday August 01, 2011 @08:39AM (#36946498)
    Blanket rules like only allowing sound from the visible tab are rather bad for things like internet radio, so being able to select tab by tab which should output sound and which shouldn't sounds great. It would be best if it were off by default so that you don't get spammed by audio ads.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 01, 2011 @09:16AM (#36946936)

    Random Camel Case and UPPER CASE, unnecessary bold type, an asterisk that doesn't have a reference, homemade ordered lists, fake section breaks, section breaks around a singular coherent sentence, parenthetical expressions that are standing alone, nested parenthetical expressions, a post script in a text editable field, and two sets of initials, all in an anonymous post? I think you've just scored some kind of award for the least visually appealing, non-troll post on Slashdot.

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