Some of the important features of the Mute Tab addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Mute Tab.
In short, Mute Tab enables you to mute all tabs simply by pressing a toolbar button which serves as an ON|OFF switch.
4 Reasons to Use Mute Tab
Toolbar button serves as ON|OFF switch to mute or unmute all tabs at once.
You can unmute a single tab with mouse right click.
Very lite addon with no background activities when not in use.
Available for Chrome, Firefox and Opera on all operating systems.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Mute Tab?
Mute Tab is a multi-browser extension that helps you quickly mute all tabs with just one button (click). Toolbar button serves as an ON|OFF switch, once pressed, the icon will change accordingly (color and shape). Please note that if you want to unmute just one tab, simply right-click on a tab and then click on the "Unmute Tab" item. Note: if you manually unmute a tab, the addon will NOT change it, even if you click on the toolbar icon.
2. How do I turn the extension OFF?
When the extension is active toolbar icon will have a red line across a sound button (disabled sound icon). This means all tabs are muted. On the other hand, when the addon icon is turned to simple sound icon, tabs are unmuted and the extension is inactivated. Alternatively, you can disable the addon by visiting the browser extensions page and clicking on the disable addon button.
3. How can I download the source code for Mute Tab?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. Can I whitelist a website or domain?
No, currently there is no feature to whitelist a website for mute or unmute. Toolbar button simply mutes or unmutes all tabs at the same time. Please note that tabs that are unmuted by the user are not affected by this addon.
5. Does this addon interferes with other addons in my browser?
No, this addon does not have any interference with other addons in your browser. You can have it working fine while addons are in use.
6. How can I install this addon for Firefox android?
Unfortunately this addon is not available for mobile version of Firefox at the moment. In future, support for mobile versions will be added.
7. How can I uninstall this addon from my browser?
In order to remove this addon from your browser, please visit extensions page in your browser and then click on the remove this addon button.
8. Is this addon available for Safari browser?
No currently it is only available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers in desktop machines (Window, Linux and Mac).
9. When not in use, does Mute Tab addon has any background activities?
No, Mute Tab addon is very lite and will not have any background activities when not in use. In Chrome you will see an – inactive - word next to the addon name when it is not in use. This means the addon is turned off automatically and no resources are in use at all.
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