If you want to control the volume of a single tab in Google Chrome without affecting your entire system or all of Chrome, there’s a simple trick you can use. In this how-to guide, let me show you how to easily adjust the volume of individual tabs in Chrome.
By default, Chrome doesn’t have an option to adjust the volume of a single tab unless the website you’re on provides its own volume controls. When a site doesn’t have media controls, changing the system volume is often the only option.
When websites don’t have media controls, one of the most common ways to adjust Google Chrome volume is by changing the system volume.
For example, let’s say you’re listening to a podcast or music, and a video starts auto-playing on another tab. In that case, reducing the system volume would affect your overall experience. Instead, it’s better to change the volume of the individual Chrome tab.
Fortunately, changing the volume of a single tab in Chrome is easy. Just follow the steps below, and you’ll be good.
How to Adjust Volume Per Tab in Google Chrome
In the Google Chrome browser, there are no built-in options to control each tab volume individually. So, we are going to use a free extension to adjust the volume of any tab as we need. The extension is called Volume Master.
First, open the Google Chrome browser if it is not already open.
Now, follow the link below to open the Volume Master extension page. Here, click on the “Add to Chrome” button to install the Volume Master extension. If you see a pop-up, click on the “Add Extension” button.
The above action will install the extension. Once installed, click the extension icon next to the address bar, find the Volume Master extension in the list, and pin it to the address bar. This makes it easy to use the extension whenever you need it.
Now, go to the tab that is playing media, click on the extension, and adjust the volume level as needed. You can also click on the extension and then click on the tab name to get the tab instantly.
That’s it; that specific tab’s volume is changed. No other tabs are affected. If you want to adjust the volume of other tabs, do the same thing. i.e., go to that tab, click on the extension, and adjust the volume as needed.
Update: Previously, this post showed how to adjust individual tab volume using a free extension called Volume Control. However, it is no longer available in the Chrome store. So, the article is updated with a new extension.
Control Individual Tab Volume in Chrome — Conclusion
The good thing about the extension is that it remembers the tab so that even if you reload or navigate to some other page, the tab volume will stay the same. For example, if you mute the tab, it will stay muted even when you visit some other page or reload the page in the same tab. In addition to controlling the tab volume, you can also boost the volume of any tab you want over and above the regular volume. Just drag the slider all the way to the right.
Keep in mind that if you close the tab or reopen the same media playing page in some other tab, the volume will go back to default.
I hope this simple and easy Chrome how-to guide helped you.
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