Frequently, I am listening to a podcast, music or even watching a movie in another window while I am editing video in Pr.
When the audio is played, this becomes extremely annoying. I can, of course, change the volume using the Windows built-in feature, but that is far from convenient. I want a single "mute button". I expected the far-right audio visualization to feature such a thing, but its buttons don't mute anything.
This is one of a number of things that really bother me about this otherwise great and polished piece of software.
You can mute individual audio tracks, either in the Audio Mixer or in the Track Headers. For now that's the best you can do. If you'd like a global mute button, please file a feature request here:
That doesn't help if it's not part of a track, though. I'm talking about the video which is not yet part of the timeline.