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How to fully disable sound in Firefox?

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  1. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    Does anyone know how to disable sound for Firefox permanently?

    I used an extension called "muter," but the problem with it is that after I close Firefox and open it again, sound is playing again until I click the muter to mute. And even though the muter extension has the option to Remember the mute and stay muted, that option doesn't seem to work unfortunately.

    Is there any way to completely disable sound in Firefox?

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  2. frostbyte

    frostbyte Junior Member

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    Assuming you are using Windows, so right click the volume-control icon in the system tray and choose "Open Volume Mixer". You can then individually controlling the volume for each application (including Firefox) which is open, including muting them.
     
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    That could work for 1 profile. But I need to set a mute across about 20 different Firefox profiles. And I want each profile to remember the mute.

    The volume icon won't remember it after a computer restart for example.

    There must be some way to do this with Firefox. Kill all sound on every profile I want.
     
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    laur.laurix Power Member

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    Disable sound driver.
     
  5. Scorpion Ghost

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    That won't work because that would disable all sound for the entire computer.

    I still want to be able to play movies and music using windows media player or whatever, and I still want sound to work on my main/default Firefox browser, and Chrome, etc.

    I just want to disable sound for all my other Firefox profiles.
     
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    :) do u want a foot massage too? Go to run-type msconfig-search for firefox process and sound config-disable it from there.
     
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    Foot massage sounds nice :D



    Thanks for that. I'll try it and I'll inform if it works.
     
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    fascinated by why you need this
     
  9. HoNeYBiRD

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    Probably he runs those profiles simultaneously with iMacros for instance and it can get really annoying when multiple instances starts to play sound at the same time or even just one instance, if you want to do something else in the foreground. :)
     
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    Snitch!!!! :D

    hahaha you got me bro. That's it. Those seconds to disable sound all the time add up. We need to be efficient. No wasting time on stupid shit.

    I mean, if it's just Youtube, and you're logged in, you mute it and it stays muted. But then there's also Soundcloud, and random websites that have autoplay sounds (hate those fuckos).

    So that's pretty much it. 5 stars Honeybird got it :)
     
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    I attempted this. After opening RUN and typing msconfig, I get this:

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    And I looked around, but can't figure out how to proceed.

    Can you help? A little more detailed explanation for what next?

    p.s I'm running Windows 10

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  12. Scorpion Ghost

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    Honeybird. Since you know exactly what I'm trying to do and why, do you have any advice on how I can accomplish it?
     
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    I'm not sure how to make the muting permanent, but you can install this addon for each instance and whenever you start an instance, you need to click a button to mute it. They won't stay muted after restart unfortunately, but it's just a click away. :) Maybe someone is capable of modifying the addon to remember settings, the .xpi file format is basically a .zip, probably even you can edit it.
     
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    I know. I already use that extension and it does the job. But I want to perfect it and avoid having to do even the 1 click, you know what I'm saying?

    Fucked up thing is that that extension already has the option in its settings to disable sound and remember that. So that it stays disabled. But if you select that, after restarting the browser, now you need to do 2 clicks to mute it instead of one. So that setting is broken as fucking fuck.

    Frankly, I was thinking that there may be an option in Firefox's processes or whatever, where you can manipulate various Firefox settings and stuff. But a Google search really produced no helpful results.

    Oh well. Thanks man. If I figure it out, I'll write how it's done.
     
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    Find an answer on Firefox Support Forum. I think nothing will help you in your case, however, someone has suggested Flashblock plugin. May it help you...
     
  16. HoNeYBiRD

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    You do that.

    I guess you'll need to dig deep. I checked the about:config and there's no option to disable the sound there either. That would have been the easiest.

    That only blocks flash based sound, it's true that most annoying ads are flash based and if you don't use an adblocker, you can mute those with it, but it won't be good for html5 or java, so it's only a half solution, if any.
     
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    well you can try launching the program with a batch file


    go.cmd
    Code:
    start firefox.exe -P profilename
    SLEEP 5
    nircmd muteappvolume firefox.exe 1
    
    note: you need to download nircmd.
    i don't use windows so i didn't test it but the above should work.
     
  18. JustUs

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    Fairly simple:

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    1) In firefox url bar type about:config
    2) search dom.audiochannel.mutedByDefault
    3) double click on it to set if true

    4) search dom.webaudio.enabled
    5) double click on it to set it false

    It will mute sound only for firefox. Hope it helps
     
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    That worked! Fuck yeah man. Thanks a lot. You just saved me time in life, and that's precious.

    All Hail Sabbas!!!