Your tabs are piling up, yet you keep opening more. We all do it. Suddenly a terrible, uninvited sound begins somewhere in your browser, and the only way to stop it is to rifle through your twenty or thirty tabs. It becomes a guessing game, an Internet Russian Roulette. You can hunt down the noise or, what I find works best, just quit your browser altogether.
I don’t know how many times I’ve thought, “Where’s that sound coming from?” An upcoming version of Chrome might tell you, meaning you don’t have to blindly dig through a pile of open tabs. The new feature, currently found in Chromium, will display a simple EQ animation over the offending tab’s favicon. Problem solved.
Right now, the feature doesn’t work on the OS X build of Chromium, and the Windows version doesn’t respond to Adobe’s Flash Player. It seems to be in the early stages, so don’t expect a respite from unwanted Internet noise anytime soon. That said, I think we can all agree this is one of those “FINALLY!” features.