Google Chrome Now Has a Media Control Toolbar

A lot of people have had to deal with a tab that they have opened playing music or an audio clip and if you have a lot of tabs open then this means that you probably will have a very difficult time locating the tab that is the source of all of this noise all in all. Google has been trying to update Chrome to make it easier for the browser to give you some kind of an indication as to where the audio that is playing is originating from.

However, the fact of the matter is that even now the only indication is a small black icon that you might not even see at first until and unless you are looking for it, and even if you found the tab you would have to navigate to it and try to find the source of the noise on the webpage itself, something that would probably take up quite a bit of time that you might not have since most people that have so many tabs open are generally on some kind of a deadline which means that every single minute counts for them.

It seems like Google Chrome has finally realized how big on impact this can have on the user experience because of the fact that the latest update is going to make it so that you will have a lot more control over the audio that is playing. Basically you are going to get a centralized playback control toolbar, a sort of media hub that will allow you to play or pause audio from a single location. The best thing about this is that it will help you control all kinds of audio or video from top of the browser within any tab, thereby making Chrome a much better place from which you can control various aspects of the media that you are viewing or listening to. This feature was first spotted back in July.
"With the latest Chrome update (M79 release), Chrome makes controlling audio and video in your browser easier—just click the icon in the top right corner of your browser, open the new media hub and manage what’s playing from there.", announced Deniz Ozkaraoglu, Product Manager, Chrome Media, in a post on Chromium Blog.
Chrome users can enable this feature by enabling "Global Media Controls" flag from this page: chrome://flags/#global-media-controls.


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