How To Stop The Annoying Clicking Sound When Closing Tabs In Chrome

By default when you close a tab in Google Chrome you will hear a slight clicking sound. If this is bugging you then it’s very simple to turn off.

In Windows 7 go Start>Control Panel>Sound (in XP this is Sounds and Audio Devices)

Under the Sound tab, scroll to the bottom and you will see Start Navigation (just above Windows Speech Recognition) Select this and then use the drop down menu below Sounds: and choose None (at the top of the list)

Hit OK.

Stop clicking sound in chrome

That’s it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carnahanm Michael Carnahan

    Thank you

  • Dutchs

    “By default when you close a tab in Google Chrome you will hear a slight clicking sound. If this is bugging you then it’s very simple to turn off.”

    this is not true, chrome does not make any sound when closing tabs by default but it’s an underlying problem i have yet to find, its actually caused by a “windows explorer” window you have open, no clue why or how but closing some or all (more precisely the culprit one) fixes it.
    more info can be found here: http://superuser.com/questions/129790/how-do-i-turn-off-the-click-sound-when-closing-a-tab-in-chrome

    • Angelo Manos

      confirmed

  • Duh

    No, that’s not it; it is still happening for some reason, you just can’t hear it now.

    Do you also sweep dirt under the rug instead of actually removing it? ◔_◔

  • David

    I was getting a constant clicking at times in Chrome. I suspect one of the extensions may have been triggering this windows event with windows/tabs in the background. Making this change seems to have fixed the problem of the annoying sound.

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