The obtain icon has a brand new overlay in Chrome Canary for desktop

For months now, Google has been engaged on a brand new UI for downloads within the desktop model of Chrome, and although the characteristic nonetheless is not enabled by default, it is lastly getting some love within the newest Chrome Canary construct. The obtain bubble, which replaces the previous obtain shelf on the backside of your browser window when enabled, makes use of a button in Chrome’s menu bar to indicate an inventory of current downloads in a popup. That button itself is now getting a brand new characteristic that can assist you hold observe of concurrent downloads.


Noticed by Android Police reader and frequent tipster Leopeva64 on Reddit, the brand new obtain menu icon now has an overlay that shows the whole variety of energetic downloads. This quantity solely seems when multiple obtain remains to be ongoing, and it disappears as soon as the downloads are full or the quantity in progress drops beneath two.


The brand new characteristic is current on the desktop model of Chrome 111, which is at present solely obtainable within the Canary and Developer pre-release channels. Steady Chrome is sitting on model 109 in the intervening time, whereas Chrome Beta has moved to model 110 with a number of different adjustments in retailer.

To examine this out for your self, you will first have to allow the brand new obtain bubble UI in Chrome’s hidden characteristic flags menu at chrome://flags#download-bubble. Then allow a second flag at chrome://flags#download-bubble-v2 to activate this and different enhancements to the bubble interface, and eventually restart your browser to make sure that the adjustments take impact.


This new counter is simply one of many tweaks coming to the obtain expertise on Google Chrome within the close to future. Google has additionally set its sights on shady HTTP-only webpages, and is predicted to make it more durable to obtain information from less-secure sources in Chrome 111 when the brand new model hits manufacturing this March.

Thanks: Leonardo