Push Notifications for Chrome on OSX at Last! (Update)

Update: Warning, Do Not Enable!
For the moment, please do not enable this flag as it will crash your browser upon relaunch. The only way in then is to delete the profile or, remove the flag from the Local State file.

If you have already enabled this and Version 52.0.2743.116 (64-bit) broke it, you can use the following steps to get your browser with all of your settings back in order:

  1. Navigate to ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Local State

  2. Open the file and remove “browser”:{“enabled_labs_experiments”:[“enable-native-notifications”],“last_redirect_origin”:””}, the underlined text.
  3. Save the file and you should now be able to open Chrome.

Has this affected anyone else? Please post so in the comments below.


Chrome and OSX notifications will finally play nicely together. When you turn on “Do Not Disturb” mode on your Mac, you will no longer receive popup notifications from new e-mail on Gmail for example. For those who often share their screen on remote meetings, this is priceless.

While the feature is not yet Generally Available, you can easily enable it by entering this into Chrome: “chrome://flags/#enable-native-notifications” and then clicking enable. Then relaunch your Chrome browser.

Your notifications will now all funnel through the OSX Notification Center. Enjoy!


New Time Proposed Bug – Gmail

How many times have you had someone propose a new time to a previously scheduled meeting only to have to go back and forth to figure out which time they actually proposed because of a Gmail bug?

This happens to me at least once a week, but luckily there is a workaround.

What typically happens is that someone using another mail client, such as Outlook, suggests a new time for a meeting you scheduled using Google Calendar but the e-mail you receive does not show the new time.

New Time E-Mail


However, if you open the message in a mail client such as Apple Mail, you’ll see that there is an attached .ics file.

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Click on it once to highlight (don’t double click as it will open it up in Apple Calendar) and then press the spacebar to see the newly proposed time.

New Proposed Time


Has this helped you? Let me know in the comments!