how to disable sound in the browser under xp

December 27, 2014 at 16:13:56
Specs: Windows XP, 3core/2GB
I know that PC BUS used to supply the software capable of muting the sound in any chosen browser, independently of Operating System

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December 27, 2014 at 23:29:56
Use the volume icon in the system tray. You can't apply mute just to the browser, it's a system wide setting, as is the volume level.

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December 28, 2014 at 01:05:13
Whatever sounds your browser is annoying you with are usually in the C:\WINDOWS\MEDIA folder and can be disabled in CONTROL PANEL--SOUNDS AND AUDIO DEVICES--SOUNDS.

I have all the windows noises disabled on my computer and can't understand why anyone would want their computer sounding like R2-D2.

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December 29, 2014 at 14:05:06

"can't understand why anyone would want their computer sounding like R2-D2".

I don't think the issue is Windows sounds but internet sounds. I am annoyed by sites that play sounds without user input though. I immediately close them out.

I almost always have music playing when on the computer. That is one reason.

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December 29, 2014 at 16:43:57
I no longer have an XP PC, but with Internet Explorer 11 on a Windows 8 PC there is an option to disable sounds being played in webpages. Maybe this option has been around a while and maybe it is available for other browsers also.

For Internet Explorer 11 you open a webpage. Click on the setting cog icon at the top right of the window. Click on "Internet Options". Click on the Advanced tab at the top right of the window. Scroll down to the multimedia options section and uncheck "Play sounds in webpages". Restart the computer and you should be set.

Hopefully this is relevant to your situation.

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December 29, 2014 at 17:22:57
If the sound is coming from the site itself then there's nothing to disable in SOUNDS. I was thinking of all the beeps, boops and clicks that occur when windows is doing something. Most software-installed sounds are put in the WINDOWS\MEDIA folder and show in SOUNDS so if their browser installed any that's where they'd likely be.

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January 2, 2015 at 21:26:32
Thank you all for interesting answers. My situation is very similar to that of OtherHill, I also like to enjoy my own music (and sometimes watch the movie on second screen) while working on XP machine but all those sounds from websites are pretty much annoying and distracting. I do not use Internet Exploder as I don't trust its wonderful security, I use Mozilla Firefox. There is also another reason for me to use MF as I use it on other devices running Linux, Android and Windows 7 respectively and I'm used to simply syncronize passwords, bookmarks etc across my devices wihtout the need of changing the browser.
As mentioned before, I remember there used to be the program that would offer sound control in XP similar to that of Windows 7, I just can't remember the name of it and the website I got it from is not much in the shape at the moment.

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January 2, 2015 at 23:00:45
Is this what you were using?

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