Wow, today I saw a great window.

This is a notifier from google maps or apple maps that shows me a way to home from work at certain time (when I usually go home) with traffic jam.

Does anybody know what is it and which app / service show me that window?

I suppose that it can be a google chrome plugin or apple os x service. Not sure

  • Do you have the Google maps running?
    – Ruskes
    Sep 15, 2014 at 18:12

2 Answers 2


This sounds like the Google Now feature. If you have chrome installed and running, you can click the alarm-bell-like icon in your menu bar to configure it.

From Google's support page:

How Google Now works in Chrome

If you use Google Now on your mobile device, you can see certain Now cards on your desktop computer if you're signed into Chrome, including weather, sports scores, commute traffic, and event reminders cards. Some of these cards may be based on the location of your mobile device. Learn how to sign into Chrome

To see these cards, open the Chrome Notifications Center by clicking the bell icon in the system tray on the lower right corner of your computer screen (on Windows) or in the menu bar on the upper right of your computer screen (on Mac).

Emphasis added.

Below is a screen shot showing where the bell is on my menubar (YMMV).

Screenshot showing bell and its position in my menu bar

  • sorry, can't see this item, can you add screenshot? (alarm-bell-like-icon) Sep 16, 2014 at 9:28
  • Added screenshot, links, and more info
    – webmarc
    Sep 16, 2014 at 14:20

Is it possible that it was Apple maps? I see that the Apple Maps application in Yosemite does appear in the Notifications center configuration screen (in System Preferences). You can configure it to show as a banner or an alert.

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