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What’s one of the most annoying things that happens to you in any Internet browser you use? For me it’s when you have more than one tab open and one of them plays something like an advertisement with audio and that audio blasts through your speakers interrupting whatever your doing. Well Google appears to have a simple fix to that. Google Chrome may soon be getting Noise Indicators for your open tabs if they have any sort of audio playing on them letting you know that is where the sound is originating from.

Apparently the Noise Indicator feature is being tried out in a test version of Chrome. It would place a small visual indicator an any tabs that are generating audio. The feature is up and running in the latest Chromium and Canary test builds for Chrome which means it will more than likely come to the next version of Chrome.

The technical reason for the tab is so that Chrome can keep track of tabs that are actively being used for playing or recording audio so it wont close the tabs when memory runs out. But for the average Chrome user the feature will just be an annoyance stopper.

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Nicholas Terry

Nicholas Terry

(Author) - I am currently attending college to receive my degree in Computer Science with a pipe dream to someday work at Google. I love everything about android and smartphones and always love learning more about them or anything else tech wise. I also love developing Android apps and learning new types of code in my spare time. My current devices I use are my LG Optimus G and Nexus 7, Pebble watch is still on the way.
Nicholas Terry

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