Notifications in Chrome OS are these days situated in an expandable phase highlighted via a bell icon. It is been this fashion so long as I will keep in mind, but it surely seems like a transformation is coming. We just lately noticed a brand new formula tray fast settings design within the Chrome OS dev channel, which can also be enabled with the next flag: #enable-system-tray-unified. That very same flag is now accountable for merging the short settings and notifications in combination within the canary channel.

As you’ll be able to see from the picture, the notification heart appears to be tacked directly to the highest with out a lot finesse. That is the canary channel, regardless that, so this selection might be some distance from the completed article. With the rounded corners and total design taste (which some would possibly consult with as Subject matter Design 2.zero), it appears so much just like the notification colour in Android P became the wrong way up.

With Chrome OS drugs now in the marketplace, it is not sudden to peer the UX change into extra touch-friendly and extra Android-like. We are prone to see additional consolidation within the design of the 2 running techniques within the coming months, as Google strikes in opposition to a constant enjoy throughout units. The just lately added fast replies and new energy menu in Chrome OS are but extra examples of this.

Since this newest alternate is best within the canary channel at this time it will be a while ahead of it reaches the solid channel that most of the people use, and it’s going to indubitably be subtle additional because it graduates to dev after which beta previously.