Sites that autoload sound content may soon stop being an issue according to a recent report. Posted by Google’s François Beaufort, this reveals that developers are working on a mute/unmute sounds by domain option for Google Chrome.
Users Will Find it Easier to Mute All Sites
Google Chrome already comes with a mute option for sites with sound content, by it automatically loaded or not. However, this is a rather slow process, as users have to mute each individual tab, which can take a while when reopening a last session with many such windows.
Now, Chrome is developing and testing a new option which will allow users to permanently or temporarily mute all sites by ‘silencing’ their domain.
According to Beaufort “The Chrome team is currently experimenting with a setting to mute/unmute a website directly from the Page Info bubble. This will give you more control about which website is allowed to throw sound at you automatically.”
Users will reportedly have to access the Page Info popup, from the far left corner of the Chrome address bar. For HTTPS-enabled sites, they will then have to click on a “Secure label” or info icon.
Users that want to try this option already can do so through the latest Canary build for Google Chrome.
It remains to be seen whether this mute all option will be added to the stable build, and if so, if other browsers will follow with their versions of it. If adopted on a larger scale, it might even allegedly determine publishers from auto-playing sounds and videos on their websites.
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