According to ZDNet, Google’s Chrome web browser will soon receive error codes similar to those shown on the Windows blue screen of death (BSOD) display.
The feature was proposed by Eric Lawrence, a software engineer working on the Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge. The goal is to provide users with a convenient way to diagnose issues by giving them an error code they can research and learn about.
The feature is currently being tested in Chrome v81, but there has been no confirmation that it will make the final build of v81, or be included in the next release. Either way, all indications are this is a permanent addition to the browser.
As ZDNet highlights, since it was an engineer working on Microsoft’s browser that suggested the feature, it will likely make its way to other Chromium-based browsers, such as Opera, Vivaldi and Brave.