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Hi Mike,

If you mute the chat in the upper right corner it will remember your setting on all future windows/tabs you open. If you are subscribed to multiple services, the mute doesn't carry over from service to service - you have to adjust volume once per service as users may want to get a ping on one service and not another at a given time.

You can also minimize the chat window next to the sound button - though this is required in each window/tab you have open. Many users have indicated that they prefer to have chat open in all their windows by default so 'they don't miss anything'.

Hope this helps.