Tuesday, 30 January 2018 13:54

Geek of the Week: Mute Annoying Auto-Play Vids!

Last week, Google updated the Chrome Browser to include a feature that can help make your late night or at-work web surfing less terrifying.

Have you ever visited a website that, at first, seems pleasant enough...but all of a sudden, a video starts playing automatically and you can't figure out where the video is to turn it off? That's a thing of the past with this new Chrome Browser update.

When a video auto-plays, right click on the tab at the top of the browser and select “mute site”. Next time you visit, the video will play, but it won't make noise unless you physically un-mute it.

** To see if you have the most recent version of Chrome, go into settings (the three verticle dots on the right), then click the three horizontal lines to the top left of the screen.  At the bottom of that menu is “about google”. Click there to update if necessary.

 

For the time being, you can right click on the tab and select “mute tab” to hush the video...but the browser won't remember this the next time you're online.

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