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Archive for September 22nd, 2015

by Tom Nelson

With the introduction of OS X El Capitan, Apple brought a few new features to Safari, including the ability to mute audio from those annoying auto-start ads and site videos.

SafariMuteMenu

Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

Of course, the ability to mute sound in a tab is nothing new; Chrome has had this functionality in one form or another for quite a while. Apple’s implementation is a bit more straightforward; it doesn’t require you to find a GUI setting and turn the feature on; instead, the mutable tab feature is on by default.

All that’s required for the tab muting function to work is to have a web page that auto-starts audio when you open the page in a tab in the Safari browser.

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