Your guide to muting browser tabs, Method to mute the audio playing in one of your tabs in Edge, Chrome, Opera, Firefox, and Safari or All browser others.
Mute sound in Edge
Microsoft’s browser finally has joined the tab-muting party. With the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, Edge now lets you click the speaker icon of a noisy tab to mute it. You can do this on your current tab and also on background tabs without leaving your current tab. You can also right-click the tab and choose Mute Tab.
Mute sound in Safari
Safari offers the same two tab muting options as Firefox and Edge; you can just click the speaker icon to mute a tab or right-click and choose Mute This Tab. In addition, Safari offers a blue speaker icon in its URL bar, which you can click to mercifully mute all tabs when you have rogue tabs playing audio in the background.
Mute sound in Opera
Opera offers the best way to mute browser tabs, particularly if you have more than one background tab that has started playing audio. Just right-click your current tab and click Mute other tabs. You can also click the speaker icon to mute background tabs or right-click a tab and choose Mute tab. Opera displays a small, audio-levels icon for tabs that are playing audio, and then it switches to a speaker icon when you mouse over a tab.
Mute sound in Chrome
Google’s browser displays a little speaker icon on any tab that is currently playing audio. To mute the audio for a tab, right-click the tab and choose Mute site. You can perform this maneuver without leaving your current tab.