Chrome Enables Users to Mute Websites

Chrome Enables Users to Mute Websites
Google has released a Chrome 64 update for Windows, Mac, and Linux that introduces a new website mute feature for users.

(CCM) — Google has released a new version of its Chrome browser, dubbed Chrome 64, for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The new version comes with a slew of new features aimed at making the browser safer, faster, and more enjoyable. One of the most appealing new features on Chrome mutes websites that autoplay videos.

Websites that autoplay videos without any notification have been a source of complaints from Chrome users for quite some time. To prevent such nuisance coming from websites, Google has given users the ability to mute an auto-playing tab by right-clicking it and selecting to mute it completely. This is not the only step that the search engine giant has taken to protect users from forced advertisements on websites. It has also set up a new ad-blocking system that will offer guidelines on how to avoid pestering users to websites; failure to follow these guidelines could result in the sites being blocked on the browser.

Another Chrome 64 addition is HDR (High Dynamic Range) support for Windows users. (Note that this feature is only available for PCs with the Windows 10 Fall Creators update, a graphics card, and an HDR-compatible monitor). Additionally, Chrome 64 adds protection against Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities for both Mac and Windows users. In a blog post, Google states that the Chrome 64 update also includes 53 security fixes to protect users against attacks.

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