Automatically un-mute tabs that were playing when using "Prioritize active tab" option



  • I'd like tabs, that are automatically muted because of "Prioritize active tab" option to be un-muted again, when active tabs stops playback/is closed.

    My use case:
    I have a tab with music playing. While surfing in other tabs, I may want to watch, for example, short video. So when I start playback, music tab becomes muted and this is great. But when video in current tab is over or tab is closed, I need to manually un-mute music tab to keep listening.

    Also I understand that this feature needs to have more investigation.
    For example what if I switch from current tab with short video to another tab and start another playback. I guess in this case something like stack of muted tabs can be used. So that once playback that muted previous tab in stack is over/tab closed, then pop next tab, if it is still playing - keep it playing, otherwise pop next tab and so on.
    Of course this should consider that there can be several tabs playing at the same time, so this stack should hold something like arrays of tabs.
    Anyways, technical implementation is up to Vivaldi team.



  • That's how it used to work but since 2.1 or something it's broken like you explained.

    I used to listen to spotify in one tab and browse reddit on another. When something with sound in reddit occurred the tab with spotify got muted. Then a few seconds shortly after sound goes away in the reddit tab spotify tab unmutes itself automatically and continues playing music.
    I want it back 😞

    So I also would like this option to work properly again.



  • @acanthophis said in Automatically un-mute tabs that were playing when using "Prioritize active tab" option:

    When something with sound in reddit occurred the tab with spotify got muted.

    Unless you have tab audio set to Play only in active tab or Prioritize active tab, that was a bug in my book, because if I don't tell Vivaldi otherwise, all audio tabs should countinue playing even if I have another tab active. And infact it does.
    As for now, you can set keyboard shortcuts to quickly mute all other tabs than the currently active one, and unmute all tabs, so it's just a matter of learning to press a key whenever you need it.



  • @iAN-CooG mute other tabs does not work if you have several windows.
    And still having it automatically is better than pressing shortcuts 😉

    @acanthophis I didn't know it was like that. I only discovered this option couple of weeks ago 🙂
    Since it was working but does not work anymore, maybe devs can consider this as regression and higher priority 😃



  • @iAN-CooG said in Automatically un-mute tabs that were playing when using "Prioritize active tab" option:

    As for now, you can set keyboard shortcuts to quickly mute all other tabs than the currently active one, and unmute all tabs, so it's just a matter of learning to press a key whenever you need it.

    You can certainly set keyboard shortcuts or mouse gestures to unmute all tabs.
    But it doesn't work if there are more than one windows open. When I play spotify in one window and I have sound going on in another window, spotify stays muted. Doesn't matter if I try via mouse gestures or keyboard shortcut. I have to open the window with the spotify tab in order to get the gestures/shortcuts to work.

    As I said before, if the devs just didn't fuck around with the Prioritize Active Tab all of those issues would be resolved.
    I mean, the option even implies some sort of ranking order in which sound is muted/played, not just a simple on/off.


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