Chrome is, without a doubt, the most popular internet browsers in the world, with hundreds of millions of users across computers and smartphones. It saw a lot of opposition from some high-ranking Google employees who argued that there was no place for a new competitor in the browser wars.
However, the initiative knows by co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Several former Mozilla Firefox developers and after a demo was presented, those who opposed the idea changed their views. The rest, as many knows, is history.
About “Smart Mute”
One of the best advantages of Google Chrome comes in the form of a large number of extensions that can add many new features that aren’t available otherwise. One of the most popular ones is the Smart Mute features. This extension will automatically mute new Chrome tabs when content is being played from an active Chrome tab.
Smart Mute is an excellent choice if you want to open a large number of tabs but don’t want to mute them manually when you are already listening to something. However, if you do not wish to use an extension to gain this benefit, the same result can be achieved by following the tutorial featured below.
How to use “Smart Mute”
The procedure may seem to be a bit daunting at first, but it can be implemented in a few minutes:
- Launch the Google Chrome browser on your PC or laptop.
- Select the URL bar and enter the following line: Chrome://flags. Hit Enter to continue.
- A list of relevant flags will be displayed. Look for the Audio Focus Enforcement section and enable the option.
- Track down the Media-session-service and enable the option.
- Click the Relaunch Now button and wait while Chrome restarts.
Congratulations! The “Smart Mute” feature is now ready to use on your device, and you can open several tabs without problems.