DDE_Server

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Raise your hand if this has happened to you. You've got 20 tabs open, and one of them seems to be playing music or rolling a video. You're driving yourself crazy clicking around to find out which one it is, and now you're starting to get mad. Fortunately, Google's got a new button for the Chrome desktop browser that lets you pause (and play) music and videos from the tab you're currently in, without making you go through the nightmare of finding the culprit first.

The button is convenient for those who typically have multiple tabs open, your computer volume up and a need to quickly shut the music off.


The new feature is still in its experimental phase, so it may function differently once it's officially released. Here's how it works and how to test it out for yourself.



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Make sure you've got the latest Chrome update.
Angela Lang/CNETDo this Chrome update first



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Screenshot by Katie Conner/CNET

Make sure you've got the latest update on your desktop, Chrome 77. If you know you already have it, then scroll to the next section.

1. In your Chrome browser, select the three stacked dots in the upper-right corner.


2. Mouse over Help and select About Google Chrome. If it says Google Chrome is up to date, you can skip this section.

3. Click Relaunch. Make sure you've saved anything you're working on, because this will restart your Chrome tabs.

Now you've got the latest Chrome version and can move on to the next step.
 

Burrito

Level 21
Verified
This is good.

Often having a buttload of tabs and multiple windows open, this is a periodic issue for me.

I'll wait for the final release.