Google will add support for the multimedia buttons of the keyboard in Chrome

Google добавит поддержку мультимедийных кнопок клавиатуры в Chrome

Now Chrome updates 73 can be tested by installing Chrome Beta or Chrome Canary.

Chrome is most popular browser in the world but not the most trending. Google is very serious about the issue of adding new functionality and does not seek to implement in Chrome trend pieces. However, this time the situation is different, because next month will be updating the Chrome browser version 73, in which the company plans to add support for one very useful function, while it is not yet available in any browser. What is it? Let’s deal.

A new feature will get users Chrome on Chrome OS, macOS and Windows. The owners of the Linux version will have a function later, reports the online edition of the with reference to

Google Chrome will receive the support of multimedia buttons, but why?

Browser users can control the playback of audio tracks and videos using buttons on the keyboard. This will affect any player, including YouTube or Facebook. To be more specific, we are talking about the support of buttons “Play”, “Pause”, “Previous track”, “Next track” buttons and rewind. But it is interesting not only that the buttons will respond to clicks even if the browser will run in the background.

For developers, the company is in the new update will introduce a Media Session API, which allows you to control and customize the multimedia buttons. Currently Chrome is the only browser with such a feature.

Now Chrome updates 73 can be tested by installing Chrome Beta or Chrome Canary. This is not a very stable build, so to install them is only in extreme case.

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