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Google Chrome is testing audio activity for each tab

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Published on Feb 25, 2013

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François Beaufort
Google Chrome Team is working on identifying tabs that play audio in order to exclude them from the list of tabs to discard when memory runs out. In a first step, they've added a small indicator on top of the tab favicon to tell when a tab is actually playing audio. Youtube video work only if you joined the HTML5 trial at www.youtube.com/html5 You can already see it in the last chromium build (download-chromium.appspot.com).   Source: http://codereview.chromium.org/12328027/
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Chubachus
its cool but i would very rarely find it useful 
GunnarAztek
flaw, many times i have so many tabs open that i cannot see the icons anymore
Felewin
I would love them to make the tabs aesthetically and soothingly beat in a colorful pulse with their local music emittance, and potentially even have the visual pulsing match the rhythm. I have longed for such a feature not only because of convenience but because of aesthetics.
Felewin
Please make the tabs aesthetically and soothingly beat in a colorful pulse with their local music emittance, and potentially even have the visual pulsing match the rhythm. I have longed for such a feature not only because of convenience but because of aesthetics.
Cristian Miguel Ortiz Vilchis
Chromium?
Andrew Meyer
I'd prefer some kind of glowing effect inside the tab producing the sound - that would look much nicer. Overall though I really like the idea.
takayaz
I do not know whether it's related to, but non-active tabs do not sound
nilskp
Is this available yet?
Jordan Long
I noticed this a few hours ago, I thought my podcast website was trying to stay ahead of the curve
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