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The power of modern computers makes me a little
with software. Right now, I have a whole bunch of
programs open*. Every now and again my computer
some noise, most often it's an ad, or a video attached to
news article I was sort of reading. Pinpointing it can be
So, there needs to be a little application,
sitting in the audio system tray, that lets you know the
source of any current noise. I could just keep it in the
corner of my second monitor and refer to it whenever I
start hearing an unsolicited noise. Then I should have
option of muting/tracing the exact source.
*Word/Excel, Adobe Illustrator, ImageJ, Endnote, Origin
Chrome (18 tabs).
I'll Tell Him
[theircompetitor, Jan 26 2015]
Browser Sound Tracker
[xaviergisz, Jan 26 2015]
||As long as your going to the trouble of monitoring audio outputs, might as well ban any sound not explicitly allowed.
||or Maybe install mute dummy speakers as the main speaker. And only switch apps you wish to hear to a second set of speakers that actually speak.
||" And coming up next just after the ad 'Monitors you can't see' Be right back"
||//switch apps you wish to hear to a second set of
speakers that actually speak// Way too hasslesome.
I'm with [bs] on this - just a little indicator
somewhere to indicate which window(s) are
||And a button to jump you right there. This happens all the
time on FB that you can have two videos with sound and you
cant find the first to turn it off because its too far up the
||My personal pet hate (I think the English language needs a
word here... oh, wait, goddit "1/favorite") is when two
copies of a video are playing 0.3s apart.
||Just as I was typing this, a weather report started playing in
another tab.... you couldn't make it up.
||Google Chrome now says "This tab is playing audio" when
you hover the mouse over it, thanks Google, we can file this