Blue Dot Replacement
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Show a flashing alert icon when an unfocused tab's title changes.

Older versions of Chrome would display a dot next to the icon of recently updated tabs, which many users found extremely helpful for web applications like Slack, Mattermost, etc. Unfortunately, this feature has since been dropped from Chrome. This extension is MIT licensed and open-source (see Privacy Policy: [a]( New in version 1.3.0 (2018-10-26): Added a privacy policy (thanks to Github user @fngdenco, who suggested this!) New in version 1.2.0 (2018-10-08): Added an option to disable the flashing icon for those who find it distracting (thanks to Github user @ferdnyc, who implemented this!)

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Yu ChoJun 5, 2021

Hi After Chrome is update to version 91.0.4472.77, this great extension can not work anymore, because Chrome changed the tab name showing method, Sad!!

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J YenNov 26, 2020

Works as stated, even after all those version updates.

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Jeremy RiceNov 20, 2020

I am happy to be able to tell when my pinned tabbed have notifications that require my attention. Thanks. ...But I *really* wish it didn't also flash on the bookmarks bar. A) it seems to do this when there aren't actually any notifications for the given page (this seems like a bug), and B) I habitually click on those icons, which mucks up which page my pinned tabs are actually on, interrupting my workflow. :S I imagine this is NOT something the dev can fix, due to the nature of how icons ar... Show more


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