Sound in Firefox
June 9, 2005 7:56 AM   Subscribe

Is there a way to disable sound in Firefox, expecially from Flash?

I have the sound in my system settings turned up all the way, and music in WinAmp playing at about 5%. I went to Sleater-Kinney's website, tabbed over while it loaded in the background, and about had a heart attack when I was blasted with music from a flash intro.

I even hate that little brrrrrp sound it makes when you search for something on a page and it dosen't find it. Can I shut Firefox up completely?
posted by andrewzipp to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This doesn't really answer your question, but you might enjoy the Flashblock extension, which replaces all Flash animations with a button you have to click to play.
posted by rafter at 8:10 AM on June 9, 2005

Best answer: The typeahead error sound can be disabled by surfing to "about:config", finding "accessibility.typeaheadfind.enablesound", right clicking, and selecting "toggle" to set it to false.
posted by Plutor at 9:08 AM on June 9, 2005

Best answer: Also, if you like Flash but not the sound, you could try Flashmute. It's an app, not a Firefox extension, unfortunately.
posted by Plutor at 9:16 AM on June 9, 2005

I haven't tried it yet, but the Remove It Permanently extension is said to go far and beyond simple flashblocking - I haven't looked closely at the details.
posted by peacay at 9:43 AM on June 9, 2005

With Remove It Permanently, things are still downloaded, they just won't appear -- the removed element is simply set to display: none. It's possible Flash would still play sounds in this situation.
posted by kindall at 10:51 AM on June 9, 2005

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