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how can I manually add a thumbnail to the new tab page?

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how can I manually add a thumbnail to the new tab page? cpking 7/27/09 4:40 AM
I like the fact that chrome keeps up with pages I've visited, but it would be REALLY helpful if you could manually add a thumbnail to the new tab page (ala Safari). The thing I love about Chrome first and foremost is that I can simply type my search string into the address and google automatically searches for it. But I'd like to be able to use the new tab page (also set as my home page) for my "normal" browsing shortcuts.
Re: how can I manually add a thumbnail to the new tab page? dwight.stegall 7/27/09 5:51 AM
The only way is to visit that page many times.
Re: how can I manually add a thumbnail to the new tab page? cpking 7/27/09 6:05 AM
That's what I was afraid of - hate that...
Re: how can I manually add a thumbnail to the new tab page? Dumbunny 8/29/09 3:27 AM
I have used XM repeatedly and it still doesn't show up as a thumbnail.  It did appear in recently used but then dropped off.  I finally bookmarked it.
Re: how can I manually add a thumbnail to the new tab page? AlirezaNasseh 8/30/09 7:19 AM
in chrome 3 you can delete a thumbnail, so you delete the last thumbnail repeatedly till you get your site, then you can change its place between thumbnails...
Re: how can I manually add a thumbnail to the new tab page? subspacednb 9/12/09 6:47 PM
I agree, Chrome needs a "manually add" feature for the home/new tab page.
Re: how can I manually add a thumbnail to the new tab page? Bapabooiee 9/12/09 9:36 PM
arn's idea is actually a pretty decent way to get the site you want to show-up on the New Tab page, but yeah, I agree Chrome's New Tab page could be a little more tweakable :]
Re: how can I manually add a thumbnail to the new tab page? Librarian Andy 11/9/09 12:01 AM
In the New Tab tab, I clicked the downward facing arrow (Change Page Layout) at the upper right corner.  Then I clicked the third option: Restore all removed thumbnails.  There was a thumbnail that I want to appear, the other seven thumbnails had been Kept on the page (push pin icon).  I clicked the Don't show on this page icon until the the link that I wanted appeared.  I then clicked the push pin icon.
Re: how can I manually add a thumbnail to the new tab page? miql 1/2/10 11:13 PM
A little trick here: If you bookmark the page you want to add, drag the icon from the bookmark bar to the empty thumbnail, then the page will appear as required. Give it a try.
For reference I'm using Google Chrome 4.0.249.43.
Re: how can I manually add a thumbnail to the new tab page? VadisH 1/13/10 3:42 PM
This din't work for me (4.0.249.64), after you close thumbnail once (or twice?) it will never appear again on your "New tab page".
However there is a way to restore all closed thumbnails but this action will reset all your thumbnail settings on the "New tab page".
On the "New tab page", there are 3 small buttons (top right corner). 1st from the right called "Change page layout" and choose
"Restore all removed thumbnails".
Took me time to figure it out, it should be much easier than that, like "Edit" button near pin on thumbnail, where you can just type the address...
Re: how can I manually add a thumbnail to the new tab page? ianswer 1/20/10 7:39 PM
Well it's not that hard actually.  You don't have to visit it again and again.  All you do is go to the site, before you do though make sure you have a thumbnail space free on a new tab.  Then close your web page.  Open another new tab and it appears in the space.  Then you click the push-pin icon to keep it there.

Hope that helps.
Re: how can I manually add a thumbnail to the new tab page? areopagus 1/24/10 3:49 PM
I was pulling my hair out trying to add a particular web site to the new tab page. I tried everything. Nothing worked. Then I tried something again and it worked and I pinned it! Yay!! Celebrate because I was able to do what any half-assed browser should do without any hassle. I'll stick to the real browsers (Opera, Firefox, and the whole Netscape family) until Google learns the basics.
Re: how can I manually add a thumbnail to the new tab page? The Pishmaster 1/25/10 6:33 PM
If your using the Beta or Developer versions of Chrome, a good extension like Speed Dial works well for your causes:
https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/dgpdioedihjhncjafcpgbbjdpbbkikmi
I use this extension and I love it. It's effective and allows me to get my links where I need them.
Just one thing: Speed Dial sometimes leaves the New Tab blank on start. To fix this, just refresh.
Hope this Helps!
Re: how can I manually add a thumbnail to the new tab page? ekang51 3/2/10 1:24 AM
@migl > Wow! It worked!  I can just bookmark a page then drag a bookmark to the thumbnail > the page will load > open a new tab page and there it is!  Fantastic!
Re: how can I manually add a thumbnail to the new tab page? will8675 5/12/10 12:01 AM
maybe instead of keeping track of every website visited the most, you just rearrange a choice of 2x2,3x3,4x4, or 5x5 thumbnails of bookmarks when opening the new tab page.
Re: how can I manually add a thumbnail to the new tab page? theaircoguy 8/5/10 9:00 PM
It would be nice if we could add as many thumbnails as we wanted sort of like apps on an iphone or droid phone.
Re: how can I manually add a thumbnail to the new tab page? nikki.vias 9/2/10 3:24 AM
What I do is I go to a site, copy the complete URL, open a new tab. paste it there, wait for it to load, and I open a new tab the thumbnail is there (even for sites I never visited). But it doesnt work all the time.
Re: how can I manually add a thumbnail to the new tab page? NickCheck 11/30/10 10:47 AM
miql's advice worked. Why can't the user copy-paste a url to the thumbnail and pin/save?