Figure Out the Tabs Playing Unwanted Music or Video Ads in Browser
ou might be well aware about those irritating music playing on tabs or Ads in the background when you browse. This might be headache for you if there are multiple tabs opened in the browser as it becomes little difficult to identify which tab is actually making such kind of noise or which tab is responsible of such irritating music. Here is the tutorial how you can figure and close annoying music or video tabs in your browser.
If you are one who like multiple browsing or is used to uses multiple tabs in your browser, then it can be really annoying if one of the tab starts playing unwanted music or video. This can also be quite embarrassing if you are in work environment and all of a sudden music starts to play upon opening a tab.
Here is how you can figure out which tab is playing unwanted music or video.
For Google Chrome
If you are a user of Google Chrome, here is a way that can easily look for the noisy tab. An extension called MuteTab shows you exactly which tabs are responsible for making noise and also allows you to mute the particular tabs from a little icon present in the address bar.
Upon clicking on the little music note icon in the browser address bar, it shows the list of all the currently opened tabs and indicates you about the ones that is currently playing music or video. From there itself, you can pause or mute the tab, close it, or mute all tabs at once.
You might have come across a situation where loud music playing ad seems to pop up out of nowhere and you close all the tabs in the browser to get rid of the annoying music or video. In that case, this extension comes handy. Here is the link to download MuteTab for free from the Chrome Web Store.
Unfortunately, any such type of Add-ons or extension is not available for Firefox users, but there is way out. You can use BarTab, which puts the tabs on hold that are not accessed currently rather closing them out. Tabs that are suspended or on hold appear or are greyed out that can be reloaded anytime.
Alternatively, you can use an extension called Click To Play. This allows you to disable autoplay altogether by replacing Flash content with a static image that you can click on if you want the media to play.
To enable the extension in Firefox, type about:config in URL bar, then dismiss the warning that appears. Next, type plugins.click_to_play into the search bar, then right-click on it and hit Toggle. Restart your Firefox, you can find that the image has been replaced by Flash content.
So, if you are annoyed of the unnecessary video or music that starts playing out of nowhere in the browser, follow the procedures described here to figure the exact tab and stop them.