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First Look: Chrome Notification Center on Linux

chrome notification centre on linux

Don’t pay too much attention to the black border around the Notification Centre, it’s a bug.

We knew it was coming but its exact implementation remained a mystery – until now.

The new Chrome Notification Center has finally been shown working on Linux.

The feature, which brings with it a new set of new ‘Rich Notifications’, stores web service and app alerts inside a drop-down menu until a user has seen, dismissed or acted upon them.

Various Mac and Windows builds of Chrome have included the feature by default for several weeks.

The tray icon for the Linux implementation is, at present, similar to that used on Windows (see below), as is the pop-up style display of the centre itself.

chrome notification centre on windows

Chrome Notification Centre on Windows 7

There’s no firm date on when the feature will be available for Linux users to try, but chances are it’ll appear in Dev Builds soon enough.

  • This should also integrate with OSX Notification center =D

  • I hope they integrate this into Unity. Maybe have a Chrome icon at the top and when you click it you have the notification center drop down.

  • Nekhelesh Ramananthan

    Will feature come to Chromium as well?

  • Alfredo Hern├índez

    Any idea of how the Unity/GNOME Shell is going to be?

  • Joel Pickett

    Your move, Firefox

  • This is why as much as Gnome developer’s try there message center will never end up working as they desire to.

  • Are you *sure* that’s windows 7? :D

    • Jonathan Alfonso

      Looks like 8, nice spot :)

    • Jonathan Alfonso

      Or Joey’s just trolling all of us with a Windows 8 theme on Windows 7… who knows :D

  • niagr

    I really hope they find a way to integrate this into the native platform notifications interface. Right now it feels like an ugly, inconsistent hack.

    • Andrei Zisu

      Well, linux has so many desktop managers it’s pretty much impossible to cover all of them, but I’m guessing gnome/kde-based would do.

      • niagr

        I suppose it would be best to modify the currently existing standard for notifications in and have the individual desktops to implement support.

        • Andrei Zisu

          “Have the individual desktops to implement it” – that rarely happens, unless it’s something of major importance (like Wayland/Weston).

    • As Andrei Zisu said, you’re asking for the impossible. Keep in mind, this is a pre-Dev build and will likely mature over a time so it fits better with it’s surroundings.

  • KK

    Will be good if them implement with Windows 8 Lock-screen notifications