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I open nearly all my links in new tabs. So, say I just opened a YouTube video, but then found another video on the right hand side that is better, I open it in a new tab, and hear both videos playing at the same time.

So, I'm looking for a chrome extension that:

  • can automatically mute all tabs except for the active one
  • can preferably pause any videos playing in those tabs (optional)
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I found an extension that mutes everything but the active tab.

I tested it on YouTube. When I switched tabs, the other tab muted itself, but unfortunately the extension does not pause the video.

It's called Mute Inactive Tabs, on the Chrome Web Store.

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The free Chrome extension MuteTab used to be able to do that but it doesn't seem to work anymore, at least for me with YouTube videos.

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As of now, Google Chrome doesn't provide any easy access for extensions to mute a tab:

  • ok, +1. i didn't think of ckecking the Chrome API to see if this was possible. – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Aug 12 '14 at 22:44
  • I found an extension that works! See my new answer, in case you're interested :) – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Sep 28 '14 at 16:16

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