Posts Tagged ‘audio’

Chrome to Throttle Expensive Background Pages

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Although this sounds like a good idea in many ways, the possibility of impacting notification services and messengers does seem like a serious drawback.

Google plans to roll out a change in Chrome Stable soon that will have the browser throttle timers in background tabs to improve battery life and browsing performance. The motivation behind the chance is that some pages consume a lot of CPU when they are in the background. Google mentions JavaScript advertisements and analytics scripts explicitly but it is not limited to that.
The core idea is to limit the processing power that background tabs get in Chrome once the feature lands.


Noise Control Brings Tab Audio Indicators and Muting to Firefox

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

So far, this feature is only available as an app in Firefox, but it’s still encouraging to see Firefox catching up with Chrome in the field of audio control. Now if IE would only get on board too …

One of the Chrome features that I like a lot is that the browser displays audio indicators if audio is played in a tab in it. Even better, it offers options to mute that audio with a single click on the tab. Gone are the times where you had to mute the browser’s sound output, go through tabs individually to find the offending page, or even close the browser completely to disable the sound from playing on your system.


Google Chrome gets Experimental Audio Muting Functionality

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

If you’re in the habit of having multiple tabs open while using Chrome, then you’ll definitely find this feature to be helpful.

Depending on how you browse the web, you may have encountered situations where audio suddenly started to play in the browser. It is sometimes easy to pinpoint the tab and location where the audio is coming from, while it may not be as easy at other times.


Unseen – A 4096-Bits Encryption Communication Service from Iceland

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Growing levels concern regarding communication privacy issues has given rise to scads of new encrypted email services … Like this one for example:

Quite a few companies and individuals aim to improve communication security. is third service that I have reviewed in the past 24 hour period that promises to improve user communication security and privacy (the other two are ShazzleMail and Telegram). Unlike the two services, Unseen is a complete communication product that combines email, audio and video calling, and chat in a single service.


Chrome Beta Adds Support for Finding Noisy Tabs

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

This is a great idea; it definitely seems more effective than just hitting the mute button every time a hidden tab starts blaring advertisements.

Google continues to innovate its Chrome web browser, and the latest beta to roll out from the Mountain View-based company is no exception. This time around the search giant attempts to solve a nagging problem that has, no doubt, plagued many of us over the years. In fact, since the days when tabs came to the web browser. You have likely experienced the issue — you have multiple tabs open and one suddenly begins playing music or an ad, or some sort of audio. Its a major annoyance that sends you scrambling around to determine where the offending noise is coming from.


Fixing No Sound Issues in Firefox and Chrome

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

If you’re having audio problems with either Firefox or Chrome, you might want to take a look at this …

I had one of the strangest experiences ever in the past 24 hours. Yesterday evening I noticed that I was not getting any audio in Firefox. I first thought this was a hiccup and restarted the browser to see if this resolved the problem. It unfortunately did not. I then tried to play videos on other sites first to see if it was a site specific issue or global.