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How to completely mute Chrome, permanently?

Not individual tabs, and not just until I close it. How can make sure that Chrome never emits another sound, ever? On Windows 10
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How to mute desktop speakers independently from headphones with Lenovo Realtek on Windows 7

We use a "ThinkCenter" (unfortunately I don't have more information about it and we don't have admin mode) desktop PC that produces sound from its internal speakers and we want to mute it but not mute ...
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sound – Turn off sound except beep (ALSA, Pulseaudio)

I use short beep tone in X.org. I want to keep sound muted (or at minimum volume) except the beep. I use ALSA. I need beep from xterm or applications that beep using X.org (xscreensaver). How can I ...
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Chrome Mute Tab Function

There are many other threads about this, all that list outdated information. The flag chrome://flags/#enable-tab-audio-muting no longer exists, and extensions posted by other users no longer work. I ...
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Linux HP 15 mute key light

I own HP 15-db0038nc laptop. It has LED on mute key, which indicates if sound is muted or not. It works on Windows, but it doesn't work in Linux (Xubuntu 18.04). I don't see it in alsamixer. This is ...
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How to have macOS always be muted upon being opened

An example of why this kind of thing is important. Say I'm watching a video on YouTube to fall asleep, and my computer powers off to conserve battery. I wake up and pack up my computer in the morning ...
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Is there an easy way to tell if my mic is really muted?

I have a Dell computer running Windows 10, which I often use for Skype and other teleconference collaboration. Sometimes, these are large calls and it's very important for participants to mute ...
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How can I mute my laptop for an hour

I get into meetings and mute my laptop. But forget to unmute it when I come out. This leads me to miss the notifications from my outlook. Is there a way to mute the laptop for say 1 hour. It should ...
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How to watch my headset mic working?

Using a Logitech H540 USB headset, Ventrilo 3.0.8, and Windows 10. When I'm gaming with my friends, my headset seems to mute by itself. I often don't notice until someone says they can't hear me. ...
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How can I set and use alternate icons on touchbar buttons with BetterTouchTool?

In BetterTouchTool, I made a simple mute widget. The provided code (down below) works perfectly fine, but now I want to have the touchbar button change to its alternate colour and icon when the mic is ...
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SfB Mute Individual Chats

I understand this question has been asked before, but I believe I may be using a separate version of Skype than the rest of those asking and being answered. I would like to mute new message alerts ...
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Windows 10 mute not working once fully logged in

I have a strange issue - pressing the mute button on the keyboard, or selecting mute in the Windows volume control doesn't work. When I do that, it very briefly (for a fraction of a second) shows the ...
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Audio is muted after 15-30 minutes of listening to youtube

This one really drives me crazy. Every time I listen music on youtube on my laptop with headsets it somehow gets muted after 15-30 minutes. If I unmute it through the sound control icon in the status ...
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How could I make a timed mute button on windows 10?

I am aware of one method to put a mute button link on the desktop of windows 10, but is there a simple way to run this link twice within a time period? Would it be simple to make a script to launch ...
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Is there a setting/extension to default tabs to muted in Chrome?

I'm aware that I can right-click and mute pre-emptively as I open each new tab, but I'd prefer to just not have to worry about it, and in the event I actually want sound, I can re-enable it.
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Is there a way to mute just one of the Multiple Desktops in Windows 10?

I use the Multiple Desktops feature of Windows 10 to segregate distractions from work. When I switch to the "Work" Desktop, I don't want any of the non-work Desktops to distract with any sounds such ...
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How do I make a hotkey that mutes all sound when in a game

How do I make a hotkey that mutes all sound when playing a game? nircmd don't seem to work.
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Mute mic while shortcut pressed in Windows 7

I want to have a global shortcut/script to mute my microphone (visible as input device), but only while pressed. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. One more requirement: it has to work without ...
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Muting Realtek internal microphone doesn't work

I have a rather strange issue: Muting the microphone doesn't actually mute it. In the Microphone Settings panel I see it as being muted (graphically), my keyboard button that mutes it also lights ...
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Disable Google Hangouts notifications for everyone EXCEPT certain people or groups?

I would like to disable Google Hangouts notifications for everyone except certain people or groups. Hangouts is my primary method of messaging, so people often message me throughout the day. However,...
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How to enable mute button and wireless button LEDs on HP ZBook 15 laptop

I have an HP ZBook 15 laptop. When I first got it, it came with Windows 7 preinstalled. I reformatted the hard drive and installed Windows 8.1. There is a mute button and a wireless button on the ...
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Sound stops in Windows 8.1

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I could not find anything similar with a quick search at the forum. I have a strange sound problem. The audio may mute for apparent no reason while playing a ...
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Windows 8 HP laptop is stuck on mute

Ever since I ran an automatic update a few days ago on my Windows 8 HP Envy dV6, my computer will not play sound. The speaker button in the bottom corner says it's muted, but even when I adjust the ...
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Volume/brightness Icon changed somehow, want old ones back: Windows 7/ASUS

I successfully removed some adware off my laptop. Now when I lower the volume (with F11+FN), the usual popup icon changed to the old, ugly one. I'm pretty OCD about minor things, and this change ...
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Mute sound after a certain time for Windows? [duplicate]

Is there a way I can automatically disable sound on my PC after a certain time? Scenario: I go to sleep. Someone calls me on Skype or my Gmail Notifier plus application makes an alarm notification ...
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Volume Mixer automatically mutes game

I am running a game (3d movie maker) and the Volume mixer has set the sound right down to 0. So I put the volume back up, but as soon as I click back to the game, the volume goes right back down ...
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Disabling the mute button on internal laptop keyboard

On my laptop, the mute button is jammed in a really weird position. The volume control is flickering on and off rapidly. It's really tiny and I won't be able to physically fix it unless I take apart ...
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Muting individual landlines and skype lines so that people can answer questions in a class or conference

I want to conference call in people on landlines and Skype and then mute / unmute certain ones. It seems that this can be done to Skype users on the conference call but not landlines. I've read ...
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How to tell my Macbook to never use the speaker but only headphone

The macbook is used in the office. So I do not want to make it sound in the speaker. It should output sound when there is an earphone connected to it. Otherwise no sound. Is it possible to configure ...
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Saitek Cyborg v7 keyboard muting with backspace button?

Whenever I hold backspace on my keyboard to delete a line of text, my computer mutes. Why? How do I stop this? MadCatz wants me to send my keyboard in to them for 'warranty service' when I know it's ...
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I do not know how to get my mic to work on my Mac OS X

I have had this Mac for 4 1/2 years. I have never been able to figure out how to get it to register/record my voice. I cannot figure out how to use Skype. Skype tells me my mic is muted. However, ...
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Windows lowers volume because of “communication”

Randomly, or at system sound (usb connect for example) Windows 8 lowers the volume of all other sources. (Same problem can exist on windows 7, just look online). This is happening because of the "...
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No sounds played in google chrome tabs

I have somehow muted all the tabs in my google chrome. Youtube and other flash players are playing video, but there is no sound. In Window 7 Volume mixer I can see Google chrome icon and it has ...
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How do I make a mute hotkey in windows 7

Now, I actually already made a hotkey to mute the volume. I got nircmd and put in this command, Nircmd.exe mutesysvolume 2. The problem is that it doesn't work when I start up a PC game (like ...
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Is it possible to mute your computer through the command-line interface? [duplicate]

Currently, I can press the mute button on my keyboard, making my sound turn off. Is it possible to do this through cmd.exe so that I can run it with other things I have in that program?
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Ubuntu and XFCE: unmute sound

I've installed XFCE for Ubuntu and use it as my default X session. After this change some sound problems appeared: I can mute sound with alsamixer or with hotkey on a keyboard. But just reenable it ...
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How can I set sound to mute by default, but automatically “un-mute” when I plug in headphones in Windows 7?

I want my Windows 7 machine to autmatically un-mute when I plug in headphones, and then return to mute when i unplug them.
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Is it possible to schedule my laptop to mute and unmute at a specific time?

I always used to wake up to my favorite radio station on my alarm clock. However, I have moved and can no longer get that radio station over the air. To solve this problem, I would like to stream the ...
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Set mute button to always mute in OSX

Does anyone know of any hacks for OSX that will set the mute button to always mute rather than toggle? I would feel much better knowing that when I am hitting the mute button to avoid producing any ...
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Skullcandy 50/50 - Weird Noises Even When Audio Is Off

Bought Skullcandy 50/50, connected to my laptop and noticed "laser" like or circular saw cutting like sounds that can be hardly heard. I muted everything and still hear them. This happens only with ...
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how do I tell the computer to stay mute no matter what

Does software have the ability to mute/unmute the system volume? And if so, how can I prevent this? I was thinking this should be possible like I can set a settings that tells the computer to no ...
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Mute Flash in Google Chrome Mac OS X (or just mute any app in Mac OS X)

Is this possible using an extension for chrome or using a 3rd party app?
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Anyone know of a program that will mute sound if my headphones are removed?

It really annoys me when my headphones get pulled out and my sound blasts through the speakers. I'd like it to just automatically mute. Does any software exist that will do this? I'm running ...
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Cannot re-enable sound notifications for Skype on Windows 7 SP1

I've tried to reset everything related to sounds/notifications to default configuration. My Skype on Windows 7 seems to be muted since the last time I set it to be so - i.e. when it keeps popping up ...
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Is there a shortcut to mute sound in Windows 7?

I keep accidentally muting my sound while playing a game, and I'm not sure how. Is there a shortcut I might be unknowingly executing? I'm certainly not using the windows key as I play.
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visual notification when sound is played while muted

Is there a way to get a visual notification when a sound is played while the volume is set to "mute"? I.e. whenever a certain program produces a sound, its task bar button should flash, or regions of ...
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Make 'volume up' from 'mute' go to volume step one not previous volume on Macbook Pro

Currently, on my Macbook Pro (OSX 10.6.5), I will often use the 'mute' button to turn the volume off, for example if I'm working at night. I may then watch a video or something, and decide to have the ...
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Can't change volume of sound card

I got a new external USB soundcard. It's a Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro II. It was a simple plug-and-play thing. I'm using Windows 7. The moment I plugged it in, Windows recognized it and I ...
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How do I mute foobar2000 when Windows is locked?

I find strange that my Windows 7 continues playing music it is locked. I would like that it be mute in that state, or at least that it stops/pauses the music player. How to configure it? I use ...
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Google talk makes sounds even when my laptop is muted

This is very strange. I have my laptop on mute. The mute works for almost everything (as it should), but when I get Google Talk messages, it makes a sound! I have Windows XP running on Lenovo x200. ...