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Pops up as a 5 second timer in the right upper corner of
screen counting down to when that obnoxious audio file is
going to play while you're surfing the web.
Pop up blockers don't necessarily stop videos that are set to
automatically start playing and blaring out their
soundtrack when you navigate to the page.
Sometimes the video is lower on
the page than where you're viewing so you don't expect it.
This warns you and gives you time to mute it and then see
it's something you want to hear.
It could also be set to off asking you if you want to hear it.
"Audio Track Requesting Play: Allow/Don't Allow"
You could have it play this.
The siren warns that an audio commercial is about to play. [doctorremulac3, Aug 12 2014]
Incoming audio countdown icon with mute button
[doctorremulac3, Aug 14 2014]
||No Script, a script blocker can block out that kind of stuff, but the collateral damage is the page layout and/or functionality..
||But what if you don't notice the timer? Obviously it
needs an auditory warning too.
||I'm thinking a siren or klaxon sound.
||If this could prevent accidentally listening to
The Archers, then [+].
||Ideally you might be able to set it for the kind of
stuff you want turned off. For instance, I might have
it turn off modern dance beat music, but as I've said
many times, anything with bagpipes is great,
especially when it comes blasting out of my speakers
||However those with contrary taste might have:
"WARNING: BAGPIPE MUSIC IN 10-9-8..."
||//...like a spider sitting on a tower waiting to stiffen
its legs with a painful drone.//
||You know, it wouldn't be too hard to create bagpipe
canceling headphones that could be worn throughout
the day. You'd have a 5 second time delay of all sound
coming in which would take some time to adjust to,
but it would allow any unexpected bagpipe music to
be sensed by the circuitry in time for the headphones
to be shut down.
||This should be part of the next version of all operating
||The more I think about this the more I like it. I'd leave it on all the time myself.
||You could have a little line of bars lighting up from left to right leading to a green "Mute" icon like a fuse. The bars start lighting up and you've got whatever amount of time you've set it for to click mute or just let it go to hear whatever's coming. (see pic)