Mute Tabs In Safari

Safari in El Capitan allows you to see which tabs are currently playing sound. You can click to mute or unmet individual tabs. You can also Control+click to see a list of tabs with sound. This is handy when a tab you are not viewing starts playing sound and you need to find it to turn the sound off.

Comments: 5 Responses to “Mute Tabs In Safari”

    Mark Scola
    9 years ago

    Hey Gary, great tip about Sound tabs!

    carl hammel
    9 years ago

    Hi Gary. I find this feature useful, for instance, to mute the videos that seem to accompany every Macworld page these days. They are slow to load, even though I have a fast connection, and so I am usually well into reading the article and the tiny video is out of sight at the top of the page when the audio starts. My question: if I mute the audio, the video still continues and eats up resources, no?

      9 years ago

      Yes, it uses resources. But don't worry about it unless it is causing you a problem. If so, then close those tabs completely I guess.

    9 years ago

    I tried control + click and nothing about tabs playing sound. I am running El Capitan. Is there something I am missing? Am I correct in assuming that click is right or left mouse click?

      9 years ago

      Control+click and "right click" are the same things, unless you have changed from the default mouse options.
      Muting only appears in that context menu if there is sound playing in that tab. You can watch the video closely to see what I am doing there.

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