Do websites that auto-play ads or videos drive you mad? (They should.) Especially when you reopen Safari and several of them in remembered tabs start playing simultaneously? Crazy-making.
Since OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Safari can put an end to that cacophony on your Mac.Â Whenever audio is playing in a tab, an audio icon appears next to the name of the tab and at the right of Safariâ€™s Smart Search field. Click either one to mute the tab.
If youâ€™ve ended up with multiple tabs playing, you can mute all those except the current tab by Option-clicking either of those audio icons. And, finally, click and hold the audio icon in the Smart Search field for a menu with Mute and Unmute commands, and a list of all tabs that contain audio.