Chrome on Windows

Google and contributors of Chromium are working on multiple improvements for the Chrome browser. After testing the Tab Groups, Tab previews, Google is now working on another new feature called “Focus Mode”.

The new focus mode can be enabled by users when navigating the web. It’s not clear as to how the feature is supposed to work but by the looks of things, the focus mode could block notifications and allow users to browse the internet without any distractions.

It appears that Google plans to bring this nifty addition to all platforms including Windows. The new focus mode is currently being tested internally and while the flag is already live in Chrome Canary, the focus mode is not working at the moment.

Chrome Canary is an early-release, experimental version of Google’s Chrome and it basically allows the company to test new features before implementing them in beta and main version.

The feature is still in its early stage of development and there has been no ETA announced as to when it would be enabled for the stable version.

Focus Mode is also expected to be on similar lines to Focus Assist available for Windows 10 users which automatically blocks notifications when the browser is used in full screen.

Extension activity improvements

Google is also working on allowing users to see Extension activity for its Chrome browser which also helps users to freeze things if any unusual activity is spotted.

Google has released this feature in the Chrome Canary browser. It can be enabled by tweaking the flag (–enable-extension-activity-logging) and accessing the Chrome’s extensions page.

The extension feature could help both researchers and users to identify any malicious extensions. Since the feature is currently in its early stage of development, it’s not known when the company would release it to the stable version.

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Akshay Waghray, who holds a degree in Computer Science, was a former technology news reporter for Windows Latest and his area of expertise include Windows. Articles contributed by Akshay have been referred by big publications such as TechRadar, XDA Developers, Future Inc, Purge, and others over the years. At Windows Latest, Akshay has written and edited thousands of articles using his decades long experience with Windows Server and Windows Update for Business.