Google Chrome does this great thing where it displays a sound icon on tabs that are playing sound. You can read more about it on the Chrome blog here.
So say you have a bajillion tabs open (it’s OK, you can admit this. We’re all adults here.), the tab that is making the noise looks like:
But let’s take it a step further. What if you have a lot of windows with a lot of tabs? You’d have to go to each window and scan through all your tabs. That’s time consuming.
What if the “sound” icon was displayed on the Chrome window it was coming from when you were in exposé, like so:
An obvious downside of this approach is that it’s Mac-only. I haven’t used a PC in a while, so I wouldn’t even know where to begin to approach that on the Windows OS. It also solves a very specific use case:
1. You’re a Mac user
2. You open multiple Google Chrome windows
3. You need to track down noisy tabs
4. You know/frequently make use of exposé
But if you qualify, this would be a huge help. I know it would be for me. Maybe there are add-ons out there that do this already, and if you know of one, I’d love to hear about it.