Question re: Internet Explorer.

If I have multiple Explorer windows open, is there any way to silence one or more of those windows without muting the entire computer? Bonus points if your answer includes neither a suggestion that I use Mozilla instead of IE nor a suggestion that I buy a Mac instead of a PC.

7 Responses to “Question re Internet Explorer.”

  1. Doctor Hmnahmna Says:
    January 29th, 2007 at 7:25 AM

Can you be a little more specific? Are you annoyed by the navigation click? Are you talking about sounds associated with Web content?

You can silence the click like this:
Go to Start-Control Panel
Open Sounds and Audio Devices
Click on the “Sounds” Tab
About 3/4 of the way down on the list of sounds is the Windows Explorer sounds
Select “Complete Navigation” in the list, then select “(None)” in the Sounds pulldown menu directly below the list.
Click “Apply,” then “OK”

This will silence the click for all Explorer windows. If the sounds are associated with Web content, I would have to do some research.

  1. gatorbob Says:
    January 30th, 2007 at 7:39 PM

An excellent question and one that I’ve been trying to figure out for a while (note: I use Firefox on a Mac). I think the kids will have to help out the old dogs on this one. Let me know if you get a good answer.

  1. imnotretarded Says:
    January 31st, 2007 at 1:17 PM

if you get internet explorer 7 here: then you should be able to use tabbed browsing which should solve your problems. oh and i know the bears are in the playoffs and all but i was seeing if you have been watching the penguins lately? Eaton is back and Crosby is awesome to watch. i have been to 4 games so far this year including his 6 point game against philadelphia. Me and [the Arabic Camel] are on the same intramural soccer team… which is borderline pathetic. Our goalie says he is all-state from key west but is [awful] and half or team must have last played soccer when the were 6 years old and eating ants on the field. Hope all is going well.

  1. blueroses Says:
    February 2nd, 2007 at 9:52 PM

I waited, in hopes someone might reply with more of an answer than me, but as it seems no one is going to– I’ve looked everywhere I can think and haven’t found a way to mute one window while leaving the remaining capable for sound. Sorry.

  1. VDV Says:
    February 3rd, 2007 at 2:24 PM


How have you gotten to see 4 Pens games? Do you fly up? How did you get to see Pens-Flyers?

  1. blueroses Says:
    February 3rd, 2007 at 6:16 PM

haha, for some reason these didn’t show up yesterday. Hm. Nevermind, then.

  1. imnotretarded Says:
    February 5th, 2007 at 1:35 PM

i took a penguins road trip in December. stopped in DC to see that awesome 4 goal comeback then saw 2 more games in pittsburgh vs the flyers and islanders. Then i went to the game in tampa a few weeks ago. Im definitly going to the next game in tampa, which ia a sunday at the end of the month. You should come especially if you havnt seen crosby and malkin play yet.