As we are currently working on a music website we were especially interested to hear that Google Chrome are about to add an ‘audio icon’ to any tabs that are making noise.
How often does it happen that there are a number of browsers open with multiple tabs on each and you find yourself wondering where the noise is coming from.
Once they release this feature you will be able to tell immediately which tabs have audio running.
The tabs are also designed to tell the Chrome browser which tabs have audio running.
As you may know Chrome closes tabs if it is running out of memory.
With this new feature Chrome will discard the tabs with the audio indicator active last.
So if you’re listening to something in a tab near the back of all your tabs Chrome won’t assume that it is inactive.
This function is already in the latest build of Chrome meant for developers and ‘early adopters’ but at present it’s not always stable.
Expect to see it in an update to Google Chrome in the very near future.
Google Chrome Audio Tabs – Irish Web Design