Add feature to mute tabs without extensions

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Add feature to mute tabs without extensions

Unread post by Mockingj4y » 2018-06-02, 13:55

Hello all!

Please add a mute sound in the tabs. This is not enough, since I switched from Firefox to Pale Moon.
It is desirable that it works like in Firefox — the tab is muted when you click on the speaker icon and when you click again — tab is unmuted.

Sorry for my bad English :(

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Re: Add feature to mute tabs without extensions

Unread post by Moonchild » 2018-06-02, 13:57

Extensions are there for a reason. Extensions are a core part of this browser's underlying principles, to add features specific to YOUR workflow.
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Re: Add feature to mute tabs without extensions

Unread post by Mockingj4y » 2018-06-02, 14:26

Moonchild wrote:Extensions are there for a reason. Extensions are a core part of this browser's underlying principles, to add features specific to YOUR workflow.
I know. I use extension "Expose Noisy Tabs"and this extension don't work at all sites. Other browsers has this feature build-in. This can't be in Pale Moon?

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Re: Add feature to mute tabs without extensions

Unread post by coffeebreak » 2018-06-02, 18:58

You might find this setting helpful, it blocks media from playing in background tabs.

about:config -> media.block-play-until-visible = true
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Re: Add feature to mute tabs without extensions

Unread post by Nightbird » 2018-06-02, 19:00

Hello,
Since you have problems with the extension (or sites), the best is that you contact the developer :
https://github.com/wsdfhjxc/expose-noisy-tabs

ps : the extension works only with HTML5 media elements and Flash is not supported.
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Re: Add feature to mute tabs without extensions

Unread post by SpockFan02 » 2018-06-02, 20:42

Yeah, the extension doesn't work with Flash and that's why it doesn't work on all sites. I wish the feature was built in, too, and worked for all audio!

It was added in Firefox 42, and it works in Basilisk. Ostensibly most of the back-end work is already in UXP, so maybe it wouldn't be too hard to add the feature to Pale Moon, but I don't know.

I have what I believe are most of the relevant Bugzilla bugs, if anyone wants those without finding them themselves.

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