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Background Noise on Websites: Love It or Leave It?

While it seems there are far fewer websites containing background music than there were, say, eight or nine years ago, occasionally I'll stumble across a site that starts playing music upon entering. Recently, I've noticed it on sites from restaurants to resorts, even my most recent website of the day.

I absolutely cannot stand music and noises that play on a site — especially if they play in a loop. Given my penchant for keeping a high number of browser windows open on my computer, sometimes I can't figure out where the noise is coming from. In fact, that's exactly what just happened to me . . . the Droid noises on the Verizon Wireless site confused me for a solid five minutes.

What about you? Do you detest the background noise as much as I do, or are you a fan?

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rebelkate rebelkate 5 years
I leave the volume off and only turn it on when there is something I need to listen to.
Sasseefrass Sasseefrass 5 years
Definitely leave it. I usually have multiple tabs open when I browse. The cacophonous insanity that results when I have the misfortune of landing on more than one site with background noise (or videos that auto-start) usually ends up with me abandoning my search entirely instead of tracking down which tabs are the offending ones.
Akasha Akasha 5 years
Normally I keep my computer volume off unless I' listening to something particular,but there have been the times when I have forgotten to turn it off and them gotten busted for doing something other than what I was supposed to be doing. Please take music off websites.
AlisonMcg67 AlisonMcg67 5 years
Computer volume is off at all times, unless I want to listen to something.
miaaquino miaaquino 5 years
Leave It! It's annoying most of the time. :/
bethinabox bethinabox 5 years
So annoying!
weffie weffie 5 years
HATE. Especially on pop-unders! They always get me busted for being off-task :)
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