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How do I make new tabs open my homepage, not the speed dial?

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How do I make new tabs open my homepage, not the speed dial? dancelvi 12/22/09 3:38 PM
I am using version 4.0.249.30, I just started using it. When I open new tabs, I want my homepage to load, not the speed dial/most recent page thing. Is there a setting to change this?

I have tried Opera, and it did this as well. The only browser that doesn't do this is Safari—which, while never the greatest browser, was at least very useable up until the newest version. Now, it has too many errors. It's a small thing, but I really don't like the speed dial. So if I cannot remove this feature from Chrome, does anyone know of a browser that will open tabs without showing the most recent/speed dial? I'm not a big fan of Firefox either, it's too bulky.

Thanks to anyone that can help me out.
Re: How do I make new tabs open my homepage, not the speed dial? †Tommy G.† 12/22/09 4:41 PM
To change the default new page tab, you will need an extension.  Choose from the extension gallery for your homepage load...
Re: How do I make new tabs open my homepage, not the speed dial? dwight.stegall 12/22/09 5:44 PM
Managing New Tab Page

1) Open a new tab and visit the site you want in the New Tab page
2) Close that tab when you arrive at that page
3) Open a new tab and visit that site again
4) Close that tab when you arrive at that page
5) Open the New Tab page and your site will be there
6) To keep your page there so it is not replaced by others click the push pin in the upper-left corner
7) Repeat steps 1-6 to add another site
Re: How do I make new tabs open my homepage, not the speed dial? QQFarmer 12/22/09 7:47 PM
Install Speed Dial. Set number of rows to 1 and that of columns to 3. Put your homepage on all three dials. Are you happy now?
Re: How do I make new tabs open my homepage, not the speed dial? QQFarmer 12/22/09 7:49 PM
Or just get this extension: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/dgkogmmlmfijkljjnhalncbabkljhceo.
Re: How do I make new tabs open my homepage, not the speed dial? dancelvi 12/23/09 12:30 AM
The second one is exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks.

Of course, now I just have to wait for Google to let me use extensions on a Mac. So looks like Safari for a little while longer at least...
Re: How do I make new tabs open my homepage, not the speed dial? dlockardiowa 7/13/10 6:45 AM
OMG,  how about just giving us a setting to open new tabs with [whatever you select]  ....
Re: How do I make new tabs open my homepage, not the speed dial? Matthew Doucette 8/5/11 4:42 PM
An extension to have a tab load the same as the first default tab? Makes no sense. Never has.
Re: How do I make new tabs open my homepage, not the speed dial? QQFarmer 8/6/11 2:22 AM