For teachers viewing student’s (or students’) Google Docs, this is good news. I picked it up from a tweet from Steven W. Anderson.
Here is the entire post from the Google Docs blog:
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 3:25 PM
Earlier today we made two additions to the Google Docs settings page. The first, “Where items open,” lets you pick if you want items to open in a new window (how it works today) or in the same window.
A couple weeks ago, we launched “New!” and “Viewed/unviewed” indicators in the docs list which allow you to easily spot brand new and updated items. Since not everyone loves these — shocking, I know 🙂 – we also added an “Update indicators” setting, which lets you turn these indicators off.