Chrome Will Soon Let You Permanently Mute Websites

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Chrome will be getting a new feature that should please those of you who hate auto-playing videos: you will soon be able to block sound on a per domain basis using the page info bubble. Sites on which you disable sound will remain that way until you turn them back on, and this could be indispensable for pages you have to visit on occasion that load up videos.

    ...the Chrome team is still experimenting with this feature. In the early version, the sound toggle is in the page info popup, which you can access by clicking on the far left of the address bar. That's either an info icon or a "Secure" label for sites that have HTTPS enabled. There are already various toggles in there now for things like Flash, JavaScript, notifications, and so on. Soon, a sound toggle will be added that works in the same way.
     
  2. Arcygenical

    Arcygenical Will Watercool for Crack

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    Can we disable auto fullscreen without plugins, too?
     
  3. blkt

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    Eh...but it still is taking up your resources to play the videos. I have a better idea, block the entire offending domain from your browsing habits.
     
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    there are several news sites that auto play without any way of disabling. This is a start but I'll still avoid these sites until they learn not to auto play video.
     
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    Even worse is when the auto play video is inserted into the middle of the article, which moves the paragraphs up and down. Then when the video finishes they move again. I'm trying to read a news story and it's like the story is trying to avoid me. So annoying.
     
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  6. Galvin

    Galvin 2[H]4U

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    I use firefox and when something like that happens I switch to reader view.
     
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    that doesnt work on all sites though. Im not sure what the criteria is but reader mode only works under certain conditions.
     
  8. sadsteve

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    Heh, I just don't browse with my headset on unless there's something like a trailer or youtube I want to watch.
     
  9. King of Heroes

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    What Chrome needs is an equivalent to NoScript, which allows you to block ad serving domains and prevent them from loading to begin with.
     
  10. Paul_Johnson

    Paul_Johnson [H] Admin Staff Member

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    I doubt google would want to do that.
     
  11. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I propose one better. Mute all sites by default, and sound can be enabled on a one by one basis by the user.
     
  12. Kdawg

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    scriptsafe already does that, lets me block autoplaying videos from loading.
     
  13. Burticus

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    I want this today. Well, actually on Monday when I'm at work. Nothing pisses me off more than trying to read news or an article and some unwanted video starts autoplaying on the page, and I forgot I have my volume turned up to max like I do at home. There have been many panic inducing attempts to shut my computer up, usually I end up closing Chrome totally in a panic, and lose whatever I was working on/looking at.

    OR if someone could make a location/network aware volume preset... when at location X = volume is 25%, at location Y = volume is 100%