Microsoft Edge has some really good features. You can use it to read eBooks, highlight PDF files, integrate Cortana, set tabs aside for later use, enable or disable developer tools, import/export bookmarks, etc. Still, there are some basic features Microsoft Edge doesn’t have till now and therefore users prefer other browsers in such cases. As an example, the option to mute a tab in Microsoft Edge was not there where other browsers have this feature for years. The good thing is it is now possible to mute any tab playing audio in Microsoft Edge browser.
The feature to mute or unmute individual tabs in Microsoft Edge browser has come with Windows 10 preview build 17035. This might disappoint you that Windows 10 Fall Creators Update didn’t come with this feature. However, if you are already using preview build 17035 of Windows 10, then you can mute/unmute tabs in Microsoft Edge right now. Otherwise, you need to wait until next stable release of Windows 10.
In the meanwhile, you may have a look at the image below. As you can clearly see, I had muted tabs that were playing audio in the Microsoft Edge browser.
Let’s see how to do this.
Steps To Mute A Tab In Microsoft Edge Browser:
1). Launch Microsoft Edge browser and play some audio or video in a tab.
2). You will see Volume icon on the audio playing tab. Simply tap on the volume icon. This will instantly mute that tab.
To unmute the muted tab, tap on the volume icon again. This is the simple way to mute and unmute any tab in Microsoft Edge browser. It’s the same feature many web browsers already have.
3). You can also use tab’s right-click context menu to mute/unmute a tab in Edge browser. Do a right-click on audio playing tab and you will see Mute tab option. Tap on that option and tab will be muted.
To unmute the same tab, right-click on the tab and select Unmute tab option. Or simply click on volume icon directly.
So, this is how you can unmute or mute a tab in Microsoft Edge browser. Earlier, the only option you have to mute tabs in Microsoft Edge is mute the entire browser using Volume Mixer. Now you don’t have to mute the whole browser as you can mute individual tabs. I guess this basic feature should have come with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update but that’s not the case. Still, it’s not too late. Microsoft Edge has to bring basic and useful features time to time to remain in the competition. And this is another good step in that direction.