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How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page

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How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Dave_47 11/15/11 8:05 AM
I would like Google Chrome's New Tab to open another Google Search page automatically. I understand the usefulness of showing previously opened pages in the New Tab but that is what I use my bookmarks bar is for.

I don't want to have to first click on New Tab, then have to click on Google Search again. It should be a one click process, and I cannot find any instructions on how to do this.

Would appreciate any suggestions.

Thank you : )
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Mossdeep2 11/15/11 10:03 AM
I looked through the options and settings that let you personalize chrome, and could find no way to do so. I do remember an older version of chrome having this ability, but I believe they took it off due to the fact when you open up a new tab, the omnibox is ready to be typed in, which is the same as entering in google.
Sorry that there is no new tab option to homepage.
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page †Tommy G.† 11/15/11 2:42 PM
You would need an extension from the Web Store to change the New Page tab.
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page StephiumWalkide 11/19/11 8:47 PM
The old extension for making the new tab go to a certain URL doesn't work anymore but if you go to this URL below:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/icpgjfneehieebagbmdbhnlpiopdcmna?hl=en-US&utm_source=chrome-ntp

and install it, just go to "tools" then "extensions" and you'll see "New Tab Redirect". Click the option button to the right of it and enter the URL that you want your new tabs to go (in your case "google.com"). Hope that helped.
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Kevin06 11/26/11 6:37 AM
Hurray!  It works now.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page sweetie_candykim 12/14/11 11:49 AM
It is stupid that you have to install an 'extension'.  You shouldn't have to install anything for these basic features.  I like google chome, but it seems to have less basic features than internet explorer unless you install an additional program.   They should be an option from the start!
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page nickname10 10/27/12 4:39 PM
Went thru the same process, and had the same difficulty that many others have had in setting google search as my start up page. Competing browsers can easily set google search as the home page and new tab page, but not google chrome! So, at least now I know how to spell 'laughing stock- g-o-o-g-l-e! What was going thru the heads of the designers at google when they decided to make us jump thru hoops just to set [b]their own search page[/b] as the default???!! They undermine their credibility in a most embarrassing way. I'm going to alleviate the frustration of going thru this process by telling my friends about this, and listening to them lol. As a comedy act, google could clean up in Montreal. Seriously; does anyone know why they did this absurd thing?
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page farmkatt38 11/9/12 9:50 PM
I just read your post and LMAO!!!!  WELL SAID!!!  Absolutely well said!!!
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page William Lara Mathies 12/17/12 4:27 AM
Finally, an easy solution to my 6 month problem. Thxs.
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page vikki222 1/2/13 1:43 AM
Thanks so much to the New Tab Extension!  This has been driving me crazy!  Why Google didn't make it an option in Preferences I'll never know.  Too much change for the sake of change - Hello, Google, give options!

Anyway, I made a donation to the creator of this extension - hope you did too.

Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Easywolf32 1/6/13 6:31 AM
I cant believe these MORONS at google still have not made it easier to fix this idiotic problem.
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page aliendude chillin' 1/9/13 5:29 PM
Thank you so much!
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Mon Dieu 1/11/13 11:27 AM
thank you! :D
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Martins Balodis 1/29/13 2:00 PM
thanks bro it works, now i dont have to get pist off every time i open a neu tab
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page mollyoxxen 1/30/13 10:24 AM
Perfection!   Thank you so much!
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page gleason fernandes 2/23/13 6:09 AM
StephiumWalkide you are a genius. Cheers mate
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page caspervanheck 2/24/13 7:13 AM
Search page? Why not use the Omnibox?
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Miles Yang 2/24/13 2:11 PM
Now you can set preference in the Google Search.
https://www.google.com/preferences
For Chrome, "Open each selected result in a new browser window" actually is opening in a new tab.
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Ehsan Moallem 3/9/13 11:49 AM
Oh Thnak you! It works! You add a few days to my life!! I don't waste time like before to click on the Google search bar anymore, Thank you!
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Ehsan Moallem 3/9/13 11:50 AM
Oh Thank you! It works great!
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Jane Wilson 3/16/13 2:58 AM
Thank you! Has been driving me nuts.
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Debbie Mueller 3/20/13 12:12 PM
thanks much for this help!  was so annoying not being able to fix it before!
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page brittbailey0000 4/11/13 9:20 PM
thank u sooooo much :)
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Pugazz Pugazz 4/14/13 6:12 AM
Thank you very much.
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Luke Nick 4/27/13 3:00 PM
what extension is it
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Otto Blocks 5/16/13 12:23 PM
Mil gracias! Funcionó!!!
Thank you! It works!
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page balanceito 6/14/13 1:16 PM
Thanks so much. So simple for a genius like you, but so helpful for us to have you create a "user friendly" redirect for us. Hurrah!
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Marty Wykes 6/30/13 2:43 PM
Thanks very much
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page ibrahim9999 7/11/13 4:16 AM
Thank you so much dear. It helped me alot.
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Win Rojanastien 8/3/13 11:03 AM
Thank you very much
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page afshar moghadam 8/3/13 11:46 AM
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Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Polina Cake 8/6/13 11:20 AM
THANK YOU VERY VERY VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU ARE GREAT!
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Mark Dowling 8/7/13 9:10 AM
Perfect.  It just boggles the imagination that Google does not have this feature embedded in Chrome.

Thanks for the link.

Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page DDDM 8/13/13 9:20 AM
I went through the process of getting the "New Tab Redirect" extension and it worked the first  time but I keep having to do the same process in options everytime I open Google Chrome on my desktop. Is there a way to fix this?? Highly frustrated!!!
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Mike-2013 8/13/13 2:27 PM
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Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Heather Domeney 8/14/13 1:04 AM
Superb! Now it works beautifully. Thank you!
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page cindi hall 8/18/13 1:08 AM
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Jasnalln 9/26/13 8:52 PM
Thank you so very much, I am not fond of the newest "new tab" page.
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page sarah nosaka 9/28/13 11:34 AM
OMG amen & amen. It's INCREDIBLY stupid to have to install an extension for this. That's like having an email account & having to download an extra application to enable message retrieving...
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Scott Rudolph 10/2/13 4:46 AM
Many thanks!  That worked for me.
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Ian Baldrick 10/6/13 12:57 AM
Here is the 'fix' to revert the behaviour:
 1. Go to chrome://flags
 2. Find: Enable Instant Extended API Mac, Windows, Chrome OS
 3. Set it to 'Disabled'.
 4 Job Done
All I ask for in return is a thank you.
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Juliano Carniel 10/9/13 7:36 AM
Perfect Solution. Much better than installing extensions.

Thank you very much.

Regards.

Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Rebecca Chieng 10/13/13 3:12 AM
Thanks so much! Your advice really worked! I had been stuck with this problem for quite a while. Thanks again! ;D
Re: How to make Google Chrome New Tab open directly to the Google Search home page Dustin Thompson 10/21/13 6:08 AM
This work perfect, thanks!!!
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