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Mute button in Flash Player

Every time I visit flash based web pages with audio content I wonder why there is no mute button in the right-click options of a flash file?. Why you may ask – I am listening to music in Windows Media Player like I am now and so I don’t want to mute my entire machine; I keep browsing and to my annoyance, a web page starts playing loud audio and I can’t mute that web page alone.

Since I haven’t heard anyone else raising this, I kept saying to myself I should be crazy. Thank God, I am not alone (or crazy) – I recently came across this same ask in an Adobe Employee’s blog, scroll down to the third comment section.

Adobe doesn’t seem to be listening (maybe they have muted themselves out to user comments :-)) as I don’t see this feature even in their new Adobe Flash Player “9” version released several months after this post.