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New Look System Notifications Heading to ChromeOS

Nicer looking system notifications are on their way to Google’s ChromeOS.

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The notifications are only for specific set of system related events and will not (yet) replace web-app or website toasts currently used in Chrome, Chromium and ChromeOS.

So far they are set to be used for:

  • USB/SD Card device detection
  • Device formatting
  • New SMS message
  • Low battery alert
  • Locale change
  • Network issues on WiFi and Cellular networks

The ‘call out’ design is in keeping with the system menu used in Aura, even keeping the¬†triangular¬†point in the one place rather than, as some might be tempted to do, use it to denote the action being referred to in the notification.

No word on quite when the change will land, but with a raft of new features (including pinch to zoom) set to land in the 21 release due shortly I’d hedge my bets on it arriving then.