Don't like Chrome's new New Tab page?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Page42, Oct 2, 2013.

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  1. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

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    Thought I'd share this, in case I'm not the only one who has been frustrated by Chrome's new New Tab page.
    With a simple tweak, you can get your old New Tab page back, and you can do it without installing another extension.

    Here's how:
    1. Type or copy and paste chrome://flags into Chrome's omnibox
    2. Search for "Enable Instant Extended API"
    3. Change its setting from Default or Enabled to Disabled
    4. Restart Chrome

    Now when you open a new tab, you'll see the old New Tab page, which displays tiles of your most visited pages and your Chrome apps.
    I prefer to close the most visited pages and just leave the apps visible.

    How to bring back Chrome's old New Tab page
     
  2. SweX

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    First post by Page42 since April, welcome back Sir :D
     
  3. guest

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    And thanks for the tip. I personally will just let it be though.
     
  4. J_L

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    Hated their forced context menu padding as well, took them ~3 updates to listen. This New Tab page is just as useless (a searchbox when you already have the omnibox, seriously?), and makes Apps access harder for me.
     
  5. guest

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    Uhm... Firefox? Although it's only when you open the browser IIRC.
     
  6. J_L

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    You can change startup behaviour and homepage on all browsers, but New Tab is a different story. Seriously, they should be pushing for omnibox adoption instead of dumbing down for some people.
     
  7. guest

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    True. I just pointed out about the redundancy of Google search bar in Firefox's default page while we have a dedicated search bar and the Awesome Bar (lol what a name).
     
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