With awesome audio indicator for tabs.
Now here is a feature that some of us have been waiting for 5 to 10 years. After everyone said that it can’t be done, Google has just pushed a new bleeding edge build to its Canary channel, which will finally be able to identify tabs that are playing audio, meaning that you will no longer have to fiddle around to find the offender.
And this is how it looks like in action:
As stated in the Chromium Issue #12328027
Basically a throbber animation that cycles over a number of
frames on a bitmap. Currently only 6 frames, which is too little
but good enough for testing.
Note that the tab.cc logic should make it so that the audio indicator
is low on the priority. That is, if the tab is recording or broadcasting and
playing sounds that should show instead of the audio animation.
Welcome to the 21st century.
Google Chrome 27 Canary
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