Not too long ago, Google introduced global media controls to Chrome on desktops. It adds a button with media playback controls to the right of the address bar whenever you watch or listen to content on any website. While it's already incredibly helpful in its current state, Google is looking to improve it even further, as an avid Redditor found out.
For one, Google is looking to better accommodate media artwork that doesn't fit the standard rounded square mask it uses next to the media controls, as spotted in the Chromium Gerrit. Instead of zooming in far enough to fit the artwork into the square, a new variant fills the rest of the mask with a background color extracted from the artwork, allowing you to view it in its full glory. If no artwork is available, the browser will use the website's favicon instead.