As you may remember, Chrome includes a feature that allows using media keys on the keyboard to control the media content playback in the browser. When enabled, it allows using the Volume Up, Volume Down, or Mute media keys, you will see a special toast notification with buttons that you can use to control media playback. With a commit from a Microsoft developer, the notification now includes details about the YouTube video played in the browser.
The following screenshot demonstrates the media notification toast in Google Chrome:
In the latest Microsoft Edge Chromium, version 22.214.171.124 Canary, YouTube video information is now included in the volume toast notification on Windows 10. The overlay window shows the thumbnail, video name, and channel name for the video that is currently playing in Edge.
According to the source, this feature is available starting in Edge Dev 126.96.36.199. It is the result of collaborative work of Microsoft and Google engineers. So it should reach the production branch of Google Chrome sooner or later. As of now, it is already available in Chromium/Google Chrome Canary.
I have covered many Edge tricks and features in the following post:
Also, see the following updates.
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- Microsoft Edge Insider extension now available in Microsoft Store
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