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I always thinks when cats run around for no apparent reason they’re just playing with their imaginary friend.

I HATE THE HEADS-UP NOTIFICATION ON LOLLIPOP!

Lollipop was the much-awaited Android update so far, with lots of new features and complete new “Material Design” overhaul. I was also pretty excited after hearing the news of Android “L” and the follow-up that Motorola will bring this update to my Moto G. It took them a little while, but I finally got the Lollipop (5.0.2) update on my phone last weekend. The highlighted features of the Lollipop update included the so-called

  • Heads-up notification, and
  • Notification Lockscreen

Both of them are kinda familiar to the iOS users, but it’s new to Android. Heads-up notification notification means a little pop-up notification you get from apps on the top of the screen. But to be honest, I REALLY HATE THAT! It is very intrusive on most cases. I like the concept of Phone Calls getting heads-up, but third party apps too? The second most annoying thing about the change was, they have took away the sweet Notification tickers! Notification ticker is the (part of the) message that was shown on the notification tray when you receive a text. Now it is heads-up notification or just notification icon. They just killed the tickers and whoever thought heads-up notification was a good idea SHOULD BE FIRED! I really hate heads-up notification because, I’m a member of many unwanted WhatsApp group that I can’t leave, and whenever someone message that group it is shown as heads-up in front of any apps that I use. The major flaw in the Heads-up notification is that if you decide to swipe away the heads-up notification, IT IS GONE FOREVER! Seriously Google? You thought it was a good idea? If I get a notification from Twitter while texting someone and I swipe away that notification it is gone forever. Most of the cases, The heads-up from twitter (and many other apps) are pretty big to hide a part of the screen. The only option we got is to wait till 10 second till the heads-up notification disappears itself into the notification tray like a little kid. The only app that doesn’t follow this is the Incoming call Heads-up. One thing that I really like about the Lollipop update (apart from the sweet animations) is the addition of Notification in the Lockscreen. It is very productive in my opinion. They also added “Ambient Display” which will lit up the screen when a notification arrives. But I found that a little hard to get used to so I installed Screen notification. I also found a flaw the lockscreen notification which is quite annoying. The LED light will not turn off if we expands the notification tray from the lockscreen (by expand I mean from this to this). We have to dismiss the notification to turn off the LED notification. On KitKat the LED notification would turn off if we pull down the notification tray from the lockscreen. I’m not sure if this is bug in Lollipop or a bug from the Motorola. Hope Google will fix all these intrusive stuffs in the next release!


UPDATE!: Google has added (swipe to remind later/add to notification tray) in 5.1 update. Good guy Google! Here’s a video showing it off -video by Android Police


UPDATE2: Android M adds option to disable “peeking.” It is now the new name for “Heads up notification”!

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If a white guy said a comment about a black man based on skin colour everybody would have booed him and called him a racist, but if it’s a black guy making a comment about a white man then it’s funny and everybody laughs!

Find Current Theme Name on Chrome

Chrome is the most popular and most used browser of all-time! Chrome is customizable in many ways and themes are one of the coolest thing in the Chrome Web Store. Finding the current theme installed on Chrome is very hard right now And It’s a shame that Chrome still doesn’t show us the current theme name anywhere in the Browser. There are three three methods to find your current Chrome Theme: 1st Method:

Go to chrome://net-internals/#modules from your Chrome Browser and scroll down and you will see the name of your Theme in the “Name” section Under “Chrome Extension”.

If you have a lot extensions installed (like me) it will be hard to find it from that long list. Then Press “Ctrl+F” to open the Find tool and search “Theme” most probably your current theme’s row will be highlighted. This is the easiest way so far.

2nd Method:

This method uses a third party extension called Extensions Manager (aka Switcher) from the Chrome Web Store. At the bottom of the list of extensions you’ll find the name of your current theme.

3rd Method:

This method is little advanced, In windows:

Go to the folder “C:\Users\USER NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\default”

The file “Preferences” can be opened in notepad or wordpad.  Scroll down to where your theme is mentioned.  The name of your current theme is mentioned as

“Name: NAME OF THEME”.

You have to check the option of “show hidden files” in the folder option to find this folder.

4th Method:

I don’t highlight this method much because it’s rather obvious and not reliable.

Head to the Theme Gallery in Chrome webstore and search the gallery to find it again.

You’ll have the luck to find your theme fast if your theme is a trending or popular one.

Hope that helped! Leave a comment if you have any doubts or wants to add another method.