Google working on focus mode for Chrome browser

Google Chrome logoGoogle is currently developing a new feature for Chrome browser that would allow users to enable a focus mode when navigating the web.

Details are very scarce at this point, but a recently-introduced flag spotted in the Canary version of Chrome confirms the focus mode would be specifically aimed at desktop platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, and Chrome OS.

While the flag is already there in Google Chrome Canary, it doesn’t seem to work for the time being, so the feature is most likely in its early days and it could take a little bit longer until it makes it to the stable version of the browser.

Canary is Google’s testing platform for Chrome browser, and all new features, including experiments that never make it to the production builds, are first released here for feedback.

As for what the focus mode could do once it goes live in Chrome, we can only speculate at this point since Google hasn’t shared too many details.

Focus mode, for instance, can be used in Chrome browser to block notifications and let you browse the Internet without any distraction. This means it could work similarly to the Focus Assist feature in Windows 10, which automatically blocks notifications when running apps or games in full screen.

Additionally, the focus mode could also put the emphasis on text, such as on news websites where you’re reading articles. This could make it more or less similar to a reading mode, though this time the focus mode wouldn’t hide the other components of a website.

Since the feature is still in its early days, we can’t say anything about a potential release, but I expect Google to enable the experiment in Canary in the coming weeks. At that point, we should be able to turn on the feature and see what focus mode is all about.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: browsers, Chrome, Google

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
 
You may still be able to download your content
 
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
 
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
 
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up
 
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
 
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
 
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 1
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (15)