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How do i change the 'new tab" default page?

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How do i change the 'new tab" default page? bobfromthetennisclub 6/29/09 12:34 AM
How do i change the 'new tab" default page to something other than the chrome home page?
Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? dwight.stegall 6/29/09 1:27 AM
You cannot do that yet. Wait until extensions come out.
Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? Lord Alexandor 6/29/09 2:58 PM
Just so Google knows, this is one of the few things that is preventing me from ever using Chrome. I use FF and I like being able to make a new tab and have the google search page pop up automatically. I'm big on privacy and I don't like having something akin to my history pop-ing up every time I open a new tab.
Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? shane.e.rubin 7/1/09 5:35 PM
I wish I could find answer to that as well.  I set my homepage to google.com and then added the Home icon to the top of Chrome so it's only 2 quick clicks to add a tab and then go to my home page, but I still think that's a weak feature.  Chrome allows a home page to load on start up, but not on a new tab.  That's odd and a little annoying.
Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? poguemohone 7/15/09 11:32 AM
Lord Alexandor wrote "...I use FF and I like being able to make a new tab and have the google search page pop up automatically..."  Sorry to be dense, but how does one accomplish this?
Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? StevePaul 7/15/09 7:32 PM

There is a Mouse Gesture you can use to customise your NewTab page ....

 If you're on the Dev channel there is an Extesnion, if you're on the Stable/Beta channel there is a User Script

 The gesture is called ChromeGestures and you can get it here ...

 Extension: http://fusionhosted.com/extensions/ChromeGestures.crx

 User Script: http://fusionhosted.com/extensions/ChromeGestures.user.js

Features:

1. Open NewTab (Down, Right)

     Customisable to a page of your choice (Default is Google Homepage)

2. Hide/Restore Current Page (Click, Click)

     Extremely useful if you don’t want someone seeing what your viewing !

3. Close Current Tab (Down, Left) 

4. History – Previous/Forward (Left and Right) 

5. Reload Current Page (Clockwise Circle)

 

Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? StevePaul 7/16/09 12:46 PM
This extension/user script has been seriously updated, see my new post on this forum ....


Enjoy ;-)


Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? olenholm 9/27/09 12:23 PM
what i don't understand is why one would EVER go to the google search page ever again while using Chrome because now one doesn't NEED to.  That's one of the main points of Chrome - the address bar is now ALSO THE GOOGLE SEARCH ENTRY FIELD.
Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? QQFarmer 9/27/09 12:40 PM
Yeah I've stopped searching from the Google home page for a long time. IE and FF have fantastic search boxes. Google Chrome's unique "Omnibox" makes it a breeze to search on the web. 
Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? vrocks 10/7/09 6:46 PM
I cannot believe that Google Chrome lacks the ability to pick my new tab page this far (and long) into development. Had this been a FF issue it would have been dealt with within weeks, not months (going on years?)...
Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? al4short 3/2/10 1:20 PM
I have spent all afternoon trying to find out if "New Tab" the home page can be changed (edited) to a name more fitting, now I maybe thick, but is it possible, yes or no, as I do believe this browser is not for me, I know the main objective is to use the browser for browsing but I do like to personalise, as is so easy to do on other browsers.
Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? bothandeach 3/9/10 6:45 PM
I think the chrome people say/ hear the phrase "use the address bar" and they think that's clever.   Cleverness rules in their stupid heads - cleverness rules and you must obey.   I for one, by contrast, want a *separate address bar*, and a customizable "new tab".  Like a previous poster my own "new tab"  always brought up Google but  I may start trying Bing this is so stupid.  If only FF were a little faster, and less apt to crash, I'd switch back to FF right now.  I bet that more deeply, it's a money issue for Google.  Taken over by %^&*ing sales people, as usual.
Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? mstraussga 3/15/10 1:41 PM
+1 on not liking my entire history flashed onscreen every time I open a new tab.  I want my new tab to display google, google voice, or whatever else I choose.
Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? pipper04 3/30/10 8:16 PM
I have been looking for an extension for Chrome to set a new tab to my home page or a blank page.... wait no longer... I have found something that works!  https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/nhjjapmfhhmcikhcfkiolockmndbbpng

I have tested this extension and it does seem to work.
Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? pereda17x 5/25/10 4:54 AM
uhm please help...im trying to fix my new tab default page in internet. it was google but something happened and its a different page.....
Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? coloredearth 8/17/10 1:32 AM
Yes please.  Add an option to make clicks automatically open a new tab.
Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? brueck1988 9/10/10 10:11 AM
now that google instant is out i've found myself using the google home page again instead of the uni bar....it seems like writing code to enable changing the new tab page would be pretty simple.
Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? nmrJason 2/2/11 12:33 PM
pipper's extension works great. It's stupid there is not a built in way to do this.
Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? DanVondra 2/4/11 4:09 PM
It's now 2011, and still nothing.
Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? lewl751 2/18/11 5:50 AM
As you open Google Chrome you can see a wrench in the upper right of your screen. Click it and click 'Options'. As soon as you click the 'Options' you'll see Home Page then click the Open this page then write the url of your supposed to be home page then click close. Then if you want to test it restart Google Chrome and it will open to your desired home page.
Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? AnsonA4 4/1/11 1:08 PM
I created a tutorial a few weeks ago on the different customization options of the Google Chrome new tab page:

http://ansonalex.com/tutorials/add-more-privacy-to-the-google-chrome-new-tab-page/
Re: How do i change the 'new tab" default page? sakcon 7/14/11 8:10 AM
I use a little extension called Incredible Start Page. I have a custom new tab page with it.
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