Your noisy PC
Picture the scene. You’re listening to downloaded music as you work – lost in the moment with Roy Orbison, his rich voice filling your head through earphones that block out all other sound.
You’re scrolling down a webpage, and BANG! Your heart nearly stops when an advert leaps into life.
Just as bad – or worse, actually – is the embarrassment of your PC making a noise in public.
There you are, perched on a high stool in a trendy coffee shop, researching the subject of e-commerce. You look so cool. You land on a page and … oh god, it’s a video. A jingling cacophony of royalty-free music is joined by an enthusiastic “Hi there!”
You fumble with your controls, glancing around apologetically, cursing your PC – like it had a will of its own.
Your PC doesn’t have a will of its own, though. You’re in control. So, let’s have a look at how to silence your PC when you’re using Windows.
If you’re using Windows, you can disable all sounds in your Internet browser by following these 8 steps:
- Click on Start
- Scroll down and click on Windows System
- Select Control Panel from the drop-down menu
- Select Network and Internet
- Select Internet Options
- Click on Advanced (top right)
- Scroll through the menu to Multimedia
- Deselect Play Sounds in Web Pages
To reinstate the sound, just go through these same steps and select Play Sounds in Web Pages.