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How do I stop or silence by default all embeded sounds on websites?

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Firefox 20.0.1 in a work environment. All sounds are distracting, whether Yahoo! videos with unwanted audio for example, or any other auto-playing audio or background sound.

Chosen solution

hello misterr1000, you could make use of the built-in soud mixer in windows 7 in order to mute individual applications (like firefox and the adobe flash player): http://mingersoft.com/blog/2011/01/adjust-and-mute-volume-for-individual-windows-applications/

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.7 r700
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.21.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • Nitro PDF plugin for Firefox and Chrome
  • SiteAdvisor
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
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  • 5.1.20125.0
  • WidevineMediaOptimizer
  • ActiveTouch General Plugin Container Version 105
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
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  • RealNetworks(tm) RealPlayer Chrome Background Extension Plug-In
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
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  • RealPlayer Download Plugin
  • HP Product Detection Plugin
  • HP Active Check Plugin
  • Shockwave Flash 11.3 r300
  • np-mswmp

Application

  • Firefox 20.0.1
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Extensions

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  • Virtual Account Numbers for Firefox 3.8.0.10 (citius@orbiscom) (Inactive)

Javascript

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Graphics

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Modified Preferences

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  • browser.display.background_color: #C0C0C0
  • browser.display.use_system_colors: True
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 4
  • browser.privatebrowsing.dont_prompt_on_enter: True
  • browser.search.useDBForOrder: False
  • browser.startup.homepage: http://my.yahoo.com/?fr=yfp-t-403
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20130409194949
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  • browser.tabs.onTop: False
  • browser.zoom.siteSpecific: False
  • dom.disable_open_during_load: False
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  • dom.w3c_touch_events.expose: False
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  • privacy.cpd.downloads: False
  • privacy.cpd.formdata: False
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Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
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Chosen Solution

hello misterr1000, you could make use of the built-in soud mixer in windows 7 in order to mute individual applications (like firefox and the adobe flash player): http://mingersoft.com/blog/2011/01/adjust-and-mute-volume-for-individual-windows-applications/