IE 7 / IE 8: Disable Sounds in Web Pages

If you are tired of having your browsing experience suddenly interrupted by embedded sounds in the web page you are viewing, you can easily disable this feature. This can be an important step to take if you find yourself doing a lot of surfing at work.

1. Open Internet Explorer.

2. Click Tools and select Internet Options.

3. Select the Advanced tab.

4. Scroll down to the Multimedia section.

5. Uncheck the Play sounds in webpages checkbox.

6. Click the OK button.

To re-enable this feature, simply go back and re-check the checkbox.


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  • frustrated

    This does NOT work

  • Rahul

    I did it , It does not work 🙂

  • Jim

    This is the standard answer that every “expert” gives. It seems logical that it should work.

    But it does not work! At least not on my system, IE 8.0.6001, XP Pro with all updates.

    Is there a real “expert” who can give a real solution. Or is there a solution? Other than just immediately leaving such an offensive website?

  • Anonymous

    do you have to reboot the machine after changing setting.