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Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Sep 15, 2016

Noisy Website Tip

Most of us spend a lot of time on the Internet and in doing so, open lots of tabs as you surf, so you’ve probably run into this scenario:

You’re in the middle of reading a news story on a website when all of the sudden some commercial video starts blaring from one of the other sites that you have opened, but you have no idea which one it could be.

You have to then go clicking through all the open tabs to figure out which one of the previous sites is causing the obnoxious noise...what a pain!

The wizards over at Google must have had just about enough of this themselves, because they made a tweak to their Chrome browser to minimize this irritation.

With Chrome, whenever a background website is generating any kind of noise, a small icon that looks like a speaker will appear on the right side of the tab so you quickly identify the offending site.

You can pause the video by clicking on the tab to find the video or simply click the X on the tab to shut the whole page down.

It’s just another reason why Google’s Chrome browser is still one of my favorites!