With the upgrade in the Google Chrome browser to version 64 (exactly Version 64.0.3282.119 here), there’s a feature that I’m going to be using quite a bit, methinks.
I’m an early riser and reader. Unless I’m outrageously tired, I’m up and doing some morning reading around 5am. I’ve mentioned this before; I get a good hour before the dog rises and wants to begin his day. But there can be moments when all these good intentions and planning go to waste.
I freely admit that it’s my fault and I could definitely do a workaround. But the thought to do that only kicks in around here when I visit a website that automatically plays music or a video upon visiting it. With planning, I could have muted my computer but I’ve always relied on scrambling to mute the tab once the sound starts to play.
In Chrome 64, it’s now possible to mute a site. Just find the offending site and right click on the tab to get the popup menu.
Select Mute site and that’s that with the noise. You’ll get a visual that the site is muted with a little muted speaker icon right in the tab.
Change your mind? Right click on the muted tab and unmute it.
I know that people were excited when webpage standards allowed for auto play upon landing on a page. It was done with good intentions. However, over time, it’s become annoying and even intrusive. I like the fact that I can now decide whether or not to allow an entire site to use/abuse me. I suspect that it won’t be long before other browsers incorporate this feature.
Sometimes, it’s the little things.
Oh, and there are a lot of other things that came in version 64. Read about them here.