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How to Turn On or Off Play Sounds in Webpages in Internet Explorer

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Internet Explorer will play sounds in webpages by default in Windows. If you like, you can turn off playing all sounds in webpages (ex: YouTube) in Internet Explorer. This will effectively mute Internet Explorer without muting your system volume.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to play sounds in webpages in Internet Explorer for your account in Windows.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Turn On or Off Play Sounds in Webpages in Internet Options
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Play Sounds in Webpages using a REG file





Turn On or Off Play Sounds in Webpages in Internet Explorer OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Play Sounds in Webpages in Internet Explorer
To Turn On or Off Play Sounds in Webpages in Internet Options

1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for how you would like to open Internet Options.

2. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Internet Options icon, close the Control Panel, and go to step 4 below.

3. If you have Internet Explorer open, then click/tap on the Tools (Alt+X) icon on the toolbar, click/tap on the Internet options, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

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4. Click/tap on the Advanced tab, and check (default) or uncheck Play sounds in webpages under Multimedia for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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5. If you currently have Internet Explorer open, then reload the webpage to apply.






Turn On or Off Play Sounds in Webpages in Internet Explorer OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Play Sounds in Webpages in Internet Explorer
To Turn On or Off Play Sounds in Webpages using a REG file

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The .reg files below will modify the DWORD and string value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

PlaySounds DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On

Play_Background_Sounds string value

no = Off
yes = On


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Play Sounds in Webpages in Internet Explorer

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_On_Play_sounds_in_webages_in_IE.reg

download

 3. To Turn Off Play Sounds in Webpages in Internet Explorer

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_Off_Play_sounds_in_webages_in_IE.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If you currently have Internet Explorer open, then reload the webpage to apply.

8. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



That's it,
Shawn