|How do I change the new tab page?||MD1032||12/17/08 6:23 PM|
I'm really not interested in what google wants me to have access to when I open a new tab. Rather, I'd rather it just open my homepage. How do I change the New Tab page?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Mohamed Mansour||12/17/08 10:28 PM|
Currently you cannot change the new tab page to something else. You can only change your homepage via Option -> Basic -> Home page. To open your homepage, you can enable the homepage button from the Options window, and middle click on it or CTRL + SHIFT on it, to open home page.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||vadakkoodan||12/18/08 4:29 AM|
Alt + Home will take u to the home page
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Mohamed Mansour||12/18/08 8:05 AM|
Ah forgot about that, nice
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Pete-o-pete||1/2/09 7:01 AM|
That just sucks. You would think that it just makes sense to anyone, that if you chose a specific startpage, then most likely that is what you would also want to see, when you open a new tab. But they chose to not even give you this option. I am just nothing but disappointed with google chrome.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||3xl4x||1/2/09 10:34 AM|
I agree, the New tab + should be governed by your choice of homepage and not try to force feed the new tab page and history tracking on the user. This is even evident in full incognito mode, opening a new tab in that mode presents you with ....
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||PINDIMM||1/20/09 12:15 PM|
I try to set Chrome as my default browser again and again, but things like compatibilty and now this, makes me go back to the slow IE.
It is strange that you can not set your homepage to appear, when you open a new tab.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||WBT||1/20/09 4:49 PM|
I agree with the original poster and am disappointed that no browser has yet seen this shortcoming in design.
Personally, I use a homepage that I designed, to have all the links I most commonly use.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||moonthink||1/25/09 4:48 PM|
I agree that this is a gross oversight. Why can't the "new tab" page just be blank? How hard can it be to include that under options?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||zipnab||2/1/09 10:50 AM|
There is a way!
every man (and sometimes women) who uses the internet at one point in time will "stumble" into a PORN site or a site they Do Not want others to know they visit!.
since Google so openly displays recently visited home pages, anyone who goes to sites he would NOT want others to see he goes to would IMMEDIATELY Delete Google chrome for this reason. its a shame because there is a solution for this:
incognito browsing, when you use Google in incognito mode no history of your actions is saved!
right click the dirty\secrete link you wish to visit and click "open link in incognito window" and thats it, surf away without worrying it will come back to hunt you.
also check this out: http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/web/30-google-chrome-tips-tricks-and-shortcuts-462663
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||RaptorFalcon||2/20/09 7:55 AM|
LOL I was actually very angry about this lack of customization precisely for that same reason. I visited one of those sites and then when my wife borrowed my PC and opened a new tab was like WTF? So I ended up saying "oops it seems that crappy browser keeps track of even the pop ups that open up when I visit perfectly clean sites" Having to open an incognito window is just annoying.... I want CUSTOMIZATION
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Saggiodragy||3/4/09 7:45 AM|
I'm angry at people like zipnab who clearly did not read the question. What a dumbbag. Vaddookhagendjake is also a froblo.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||chamberlain2007||3/13/09 7:56 PM|
This is just what I did, but it has been working flawlessly so far. If you don't mind a little editing, download a Resource Editing program, such as XN Resource Editor. First, close all Chrome windows. Copy chrome.dll (found in C:\Users\youruser\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\whicheverversion) to a safe backup location, and then open a copy in your Resource Editor. Go to resource 208 (subject to change of course), and scroll down to the first script block, and add the line "window.location = 'http://your.web.page';" (without quotes), save the file, then copy it back in the original directory, and load up Chrome. It should redirect you to your chosen page at that point.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||MetaphorsBeWithYou||3/18/09 8:21 AM|
The inability to change my default New Tab Page to whatever I want is keeping me from using Chrome. Please, Google, don't make me work your way. I have seen too much of that already Microsoft's applications.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||MD1032||3/20/09 10:18 PM|
Trust me, this has nothing to do with incognito whatever... I just want to be able to click "new tab" and be able to use my homepage. Looks like this still hasn't been resolved... hopefully someone from Google will diagnose this issue eventually.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||mattsal23||4/16/09 8:46 AM|
Google- what the hell is so difficult about giving people the option to see their home page when they open a new tab? Especially with so many complaints about it on the web.
I deleted chrome from our home computers after the second day and I will not reinstall it until this is fixed.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||hbasra||5/22/09 9:31 AM|
To not have history shown...
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||keglined||5/29/09 5:24 AM|
"Chrome isn't your default browser..."
There's a reason for that. Actually, there are SEVERAL reasons for that. This inability to make new tabs show the Home Page is just one.
If it weren't for Chrome's ability to run video sharing apps quicker than IE, I would dump it. Immediately.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||keglined||5/29/09 5:25 AM|
Metaphors said " I have seen too much of that already Microsoft's applications."
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||maccers||6/4/09 7:09 AM|
I use Chrome as my default browser, but I used to use Opera. The only thing I miss from opera are the speed dial buttons on the home page. Chrome would be perfect if I could set the pages I want on the New Tab instead of Chrome putting the most commonly viewed web pages there.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||StevePaul||6/5/09 5:37 AM|
Customise Chrome's default new tab – Most Visited (Complete Solution)
1. Display/Hide the most visited speed dial.
2. Display/Hide the quick searches boxes.
3. Display/Hide the recent bookmarks box.
4. Display/Hide the recently closed tabs box.
5. Use a whole other page instead of the default New Tab.
6. Insert another page as a frame inside your New Tab page.
Only2Clicks for a fully customisable experience (no limit on number of Thumbnails)
1. Option to open in new tab
2. Right Clicking on a thumbnail allows you to open a site in any mode eg New tab, New Window, Incognito Mode etc
3. Full drag and drop for repositioning thumbnails, includes copying and/or moving to another tab (Mega!!).
4. Create separate tabs for your thumbnails eg Favourites, Support, Social etc (Mega!!)
5. Easy option to include search box (customisable) on each tab (search box option)
6. Nifty Bookmarklet for adding new sites to your tabs (saves having to copy and paste URLs)
7. Ability to include notes for each website
8. Choice of background
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Slackaz||7/18/09 4:51 PM|
google chrome should have an option to select what to do with the new tab. cause people want the option to select the new tab page as their home page etc. come on google, stop showing off and trying to force us to use your way of how new tabs should opened. worse case is that you are underaged and when you open a new tab, all you see is porn sites...lmfao. besides im sure 80% of internet users favorite home page is GOOGLE.COM!!!!!!!! aye u, fix this s#$% NOW.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||StevePaul||7/18/09 5:13 PM|
This is an extremely old post ...
Don't know what version of Chrome your on, it would help if you posted some details ...
However there is a solution to your problem and will work with all versions of Chrome ...
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||MeTuLHeD||9/30/09 4:58 PM|
StevePaul: This is an extremely old post...
No duh Steve. We can all read. But the reason people keep adding to this thread is because Google STILL hasn't addressed this issue. Until they do, no Chrome for me.
StevePaul: Don't know what version of Chrome your on, it would help if you posted some details...
Oh my GOD. Have you actually read this thread at all? What difference could that possibly make? Ok. I'm game. I'm posting this using Version 22.214.171.124. That's the latest as of five minutes ago. And let's see...ummm...NOPE. Still no option to have a new tab open your homepage. Tell ya what. You're right This is a HELL of an old post. It's been eight months, and Goofle has given no indication that they're going to give the end user this option. So it'a back to Firefox for me. My third time around, and it's probably the last time I'm going to try out Chrome. Thanks for being even more unresponsive than M$ guys.
StevePaul: However there is a solution to your problem and will work with all versions of Chrome...
No. False. There is NO solution to this issue. Maybe you might want to stop being a suck up and start serving the consumer.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||StevePaul||9/30/09 5:33 PM|
It was an extremely old post over 2 months ago, so I'm at a loss as to what purpose your post serves ....
As for versions, I'm on Chrome 126.96.36.199 ChromePlus 188.8.131.52 SunChrome 4.011.1 SRWare Iron 184.108.40.206 ...
Don't bother with actual Chromium builds (4 or 5 releases a day is a bit much) ...
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||MeTuLHeD||9/30/09 6:25 PM|
StevePaul: It was an extremely old post over 2 months ago, so I'm at a loss as to what purpose your post serves...
What purpose does it serve? It serves to show that I, along with countless others, STILL want this functionality added to Chrome. And yet here we are, nine months later, and there had been NO change whatsoever. Goofle is completely unresponsive to the very customer base they so desperately want/need to embrace their new toys. If I had created a new browser, and I really wanted to gain traction and build market share in the "browser wars", I would have responded to this instantly back in December of last year and given the end user what they were asking for. Seriously. Is it that hard? Can it really be that difficult to alter the code just a teeny little bit and make 'open home page in new tab' one of the several options?
As far as the rest of your reply is concerned, all I can say is...huh? What does any of that waffle have to do with what this thread is about? The OP asked about being able to open his/her homepage whenever a new tab is opened. Don't like people posting to an old thread? Why don't you lock or delete it? Oh. Wait. That's right. You're just another poster like me. You have no administrative power.
But, since you insist, I'll start a new thread. Ta.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||StevePaul||9/30/09 6:35 PM|
Actually as a TC I do ...
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||MeTuLHeD||9/30/09 6:38 PM|
Then do it Steve. As a TC, exercise your authority and squelch me. How Google of you.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||StevePaul||9/30/09 7:10 PM|
Don't think I need to do that ...
I think you've already said enough ...
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||ROnoc||10/8/09 3:50 PM|
Click Tools > Internet Options and make sure that you are on the General tab
(Note: if Google isn't your home page, you can set it on this tab - use the top section)
Near the bottom of the box you see Tabs section.
Click the Settings button in that section
Then in the new box, check (about the 7th button down) the option Open home page for new tabs...
Click OK > OK
Stop the "You've opened a new tab" page from being displayed instead of your home page by ticking the Dont show this page again
checkbox when you next open a new tab and see the "blank page"
- see http://www.brightvisions.co.uk/IT-FAQ-s/IE-Tab-Shortcut-Keys.html for more details on this.
Job done. Hope this helps! :-) XD- Hitherepal.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||QQFarmer||10/8/09 4:01 PM|
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||MD1032||10/17/09 8:23 AM|
I got excited for a second, then realized it was IE...
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Arnkell||11/18/09 2:24 AM|
I agree with the thread starter, it is very annoying to not be able to choose how your tabs will perform, I also want them to show my start-page (which even is GOOGLE, for crying out loud).
Another flaw in the current "Most visited" list of pages that come up in new tabs is that the pages shift positions from day to day depending on traffic, so you can never get used to clicking at the same position with muscle (mouse) memory, you have to actively read the entire page every time to see where the needed page happens to be today.
Also, the "stop loading current page" X-button needs to be at the left side of the adress bar, together with "Home", "Reload", "Forwards" and "Backwards", like it was back in the beginning 1993-1999, before all the top browser producers started messing up the browser buttons without giving opportunity for "drag'n'drop" customization.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Mohamed Mansour||11/18/09 6:30 AM|
Google Chrome now offers users to customize "any" custom page within Chrome by using Chrome Extension. When I mean any page, it means one of the following:
- New Tab
Expect someone soon to create a nifty new tab page, but you can do it now if you follow the "Override Pages" instructions mentioned below.
PS: Just make sure you are on the "Dev Channel" to be subscribed to the dev channel, you can visit the link below.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||jimschubert||12/21/09 9:18 AM|
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||QQFarmer||12/21/09 10:26 AM|
The New Tab Page we have been longing for is finally here.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||cconway||1/2/10 12:29 PM|
The extension jimschubert posted works perfectly for me (2 posts up, or go here: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/icpgjfneehieebagbmdbhnlpiopdcmna).
Shame on Google's Chrome developers for not making options like this visible for everyone to set on their own (seriously...would it really be the end of the world to put stuff like this in the Under The Hood section of Options?!?).
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Emilet||1/16/10 10:45 AM|
This is stupid. Why don't they just add a option for it? It's a 2 minute job!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Blackraven721||1/22/10 2:36 PM|
Hey everyone, I agree that something needs to be done about this. Until then, I have a workable-if-not-perfect solution.
First, open a new tab.
It should be on 'icon' mode. Uncheck that. This should make a thin bar with you browsing history on it. Not click on the drop-down menu to the right of it (with the downwards turning arrow). It should have a tick next to an option saying either "Most Visited" or "Recently Closed". Click that one to un-check it.
This now leaves you with a blank page bar a Google Chrome graphic. I know it's not perfect, but it's an improvement- a almost-blank page. But the final solution is for Google to get of their lazy arses and actually do what their users want.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||hdlowrider||1/24/10 5:55 AM|
I want to put in my vote for the option to have a new tab always open to your home page. I've used Google.com for several years and have my home page set up exactly the way I want the first page I visit to be setup. Google, you gave me the ability to do this and now with your browser you've taken away the use of it. I'm thinking seriously about going back to IE simply to save that extra click every time. It's makes no sense not to offer that feature when we've used your home page to create exactly what we want!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||brintal||1/25/10 8:01 PM|
here's an extension that is doing exactly this:
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||happybm||1/29/10 8:23 AM|
Hi, I also want this functionality, whereby I can customize the page that open with a new tab. But not finding this in google chrome, I am really annoyed.
Also I found the same functionality in IE8.0. So I have shifted back to using IE. If you also seriously want this feature, start using IE again.
The link about how to do this in IE8.0 is:-
I hope google also learn something from microsoft, and can provide such features and so well documented pages of the features.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||StevePaul||1/29/10 1:44 PM|
Now that Google has upped the Stable channel to support extensions can I suggest the following ..
As for IE, you gotta be joking !!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||johnhaag90||2/4/10 9:19 AM|
Search the extensions gallery, there are a lot of extensions that let you do this.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||StevePaul||2/4/10 9:52 AM|
You might find that your profile is raised by actually recommending/suggesting an extension that you use or at least know off ....
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Luvingsoull||2/16/10 2:59 PM|
Well I hope this helps everyone! This is what I did.. I went to TOOLS---->INTERNET OPTIONS----->GENERAL TAB then clicked on settings under the TAB section is..(3rd section down I believe). Then clicked the drop down box under where it says "When a new tab is opened, open:" Then I selected the option (Your first home page). Then clicked the OK button at the bottom. Let me know if this helps anyone out!!! Thanks and have a blessed day!!!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Cakelet||2/20/10 3:00 AM|
That's IE Luvingsoull!
So this still hasn't been fixed yet? I just installed Chrome today but this is enough to send me running.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Sharonlulu12||2/23/10 1:25 PM|
I found an extension that can make the new tab page a blank page or a different page
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||StevePaul||2/23/10 1:45 PM|
There are quite a few extensions now available on the Chrome Extensions Gallery that allow you to modify your NewTab page
Try looking here for options on your NewTab ...https://chrome.google.com/extensions/search?q=NewTab
There are Speed Dials replicating the actual NewTab page but you choose what thumbnails you want ..
This is one I particularly like ....https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/dgpdioedihjhncjafcpgbbjdpbbkikmi
Another one I like is this one, it allows you to define and open 2 NewTabs at the same time ...https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/nhjjapmfhhmcikhcfkiolockmndbbpng
Oh, there are absolutely loads that just open a blank page ...
Unfortunately you can't have more than one of these enabled at any time (well you can actually) without causing problems ...
Enjoy your choice ;-)
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||viisiix||2/24/10 2:57 AM|
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||StevePaul||2/24/10 10:14 AM|
It's pretty crap really ....
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||reneylanan||3/12/10 8:25 PM|
This one (opens a blank page) worked just fine for me...
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||chgifford||3/13/10 8:50 AM|
ohmygod. I just read this entire post. StevePaul missed the point of MeTuLHeD's posts entirely. That's too bad. I'm glad people like MeTuLHeD care as much as they do. And I'm using jimschubert's extension (New Tab Redirect! - Version: 0.0.1.109), which works like a dream. Thank you!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||StevePaul||3/13/10 10:42 AM|
If you are going to criticise at least be current ...
My comments for Me were way back in October and I don't think he's been seen since !!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||unconventionalviews||4/11/10 7:16 PM|
Why do we have to go through all this, hunting up an extension, trying many out, consuming a lot of time? Every major browser has the option to open New Tab in one's homepage. And it's OBVIOUS AS CAN BE, going by this thread alone (but there are NUMEROUS others going back several years) that this is a common option that innumerable users have wanted forever - and to top it off, it's just common sense that this is a commonly desired feature - so why all the games, the pleading, the endless waiting? Why don't you just give us this option, Google? How much longer must we plead and beg for it?!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||lidiatorre||4/25/10 4:04 PM|
I feel extremely disappointed with Google. Before this, I really thought they were better than Microsoft when it came to caring about what their users wanted. I guess not. I certainly don't feel like hunting for and installing extensions for a basic feature that the browser should come with. I'm uninstalling Chrome and going back to Internet Explorer or Firefox.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Mohamed Mansour||4/25/10 4:18 PM|
@lidiatorre, what are you disappointed with? They have implemented custom new tab pages (new tab pages can be changed) around 6-12 months ago.
Or you can choose a list of them from:
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Lord Crc||5/5/10 11:27 PM|
I couldn't find any extensions which emulates the old new tab page. Specifically I can't seem to find any which has searches, favorites and closed tabs as well as the "speed dial" icons.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||millwill||5/6/10 5:09 PM|
the "best answer" sends you to facebook, schmucks!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||John Doe the second||5/20/10 12:38 PM|
Based on how many people complain that new tabs can't take you to your homepage, I am sure that Google won't implement this feature in the next version. As usual.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||watevah||5/21/10 4:55 AM|
The options page is a joke, you can't change anything. This is basic functionality here, it's the very first thing I tried to do.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Benjamin Tiessen||5/23/10 1:26 PM|
Press your middle mouse button on the home button. Instant new tab to whatever your home page is set to.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||John Doe the second||5/23/10 4:02 PM|
Do that on a laptop...
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||whitnelson||5/27/10 8:51 AM|
Me too. This is bunk.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||void2258||6/7/10 9:00 AM|
When I open a new tab I want to see my homepage (google search, which is far more useful than this new tab page). Give me an option to tell chrome what page to open when i start a new tab.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||purpleppleater||6/13/10 8:39 PM|
I can only hope it's in the pipeline
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||cab2353||6/14/10 9:33 PM|
WTF?!? are these programmers US politicians in training?!?
You wanna know how Google programmers are like US politicians? Neither one gives a s**t what the people want and will do it their way because they don't care and can better decide what is best for us.
So here is yet another person that thinks the page that has your last visited sites is completely worthless and will be one of the things that kills your browser. Im going back to FireFox now, let me know when you finally give in and fix this problem as well as give us some more features. Here is a clue, go download Safari and FireFox, now try to be like them.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Kirill59||8/4/10 11:50 AM|
You're all daft, aren't you? If you all feel so strongly about this issue, why not try to do some research instead of complaining on a thread you didn't even read? If you had read it, you would have downloaded the extension to make all your New Tab customizing dreams come true.
Google Chrome even advertises extensions under the "Helpful Hints" option in the New Tab page (oh, but you are all too 'upset' at google to bother looking). Also, it's incredibly easy to set the 'Most Visited' links as a speed dial page. Just pin the pages you want in your speed dial to the New Tab page, and reorder them however you want to your heart's content.
So stop complaining, people, and find the solutions to your problems on your own. Not everything in life is handed down to you on a silver platter.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||MD1032||8/5/10 3:31 PM|
Kirill, many people like myself believe that there should be native support for changing the new tab page into your homepage. It's been almost two years and this is still an issue.
For my part, it still irks me that Google will not allow me to access their own website using their browser by default (my homepage is always Google).
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Mohamed Mansour||8/5/10 8:44 PM|
@MD1032: Well, you can change your homepage via Options. And Google Chrome is customizable. If you wish to change the new tab page, you can install an "extension" that does that.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||martinchavez20||10/1/10 9:15 AM|
Seems to bad for me that I cant select the page i want to see when I open a new TAB, Google chrome is awesome, it really is, but i dont want my coworkers, boss etc. to find out what pages i do visit. If you dont include this option, I will change my browser, My privacy in work is above my personal preferences (in this case, google chrome)
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||tin_soldier||10/1/10 9:54 AM|
Hi. I agree this is really annoying, but while waiting/hoping for Google to sort it out, in the meantime IMHO, I think the easiest solution is this: click on the wrench symbol top right and choose Options. Choose Basics and look at Homepage. Check the box beside "Show Home button on the toolbar" and close. You'll now see the little house icon top left, beside the back, forward and 'reload this page' icons. When you open a new tab, just click on the house icon and there you are, back at your homepage with one click. Hope this helps.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Benjamin Tiessen||10/1/10 10:40 AM|
Well guys i have a half-solution.
If you didn't know already, if you use your mousewheel to click on your homebutton it instantly opens a new tab page to your home page!!!
If you can just get used to this it shouldnt be a problem anymore! :D
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||beartiger||10/12/10 12:58 PM|
I cannot believe people in this thread who say "because of this <or that other minor thing> I'm going back to IE". Are people that dumb? Do you say, "because my pizza doesn't have mushrooms on it, I'm going back to eating cardboard"? Just install the fkn extension (see "best answer" at top of thread). I did. Took 30 seconds, if that.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Benjamin Tiessen||10/12/10 10:52 PM|
Its hillarious because you related internet explorer to cardboard :D haha. It pretty much is cardboard anyway XD
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||बहिर्जी नाईक||10/18/10 1:38 AM|
nice that one
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Vandal||10/19/10 9:21 PM|
What brain-dead Google manager decided NOT to make this the default? Google is becoming more and more like Microsoft when it comes to their blatant lack of common sense when it comes to the most basic things.
I've switched to Mozilla and only bother with Chrome when I want to remind myself how far Google is falling.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||ezaetsch||11/18/10 3:25 PM|
You can configure Chrome with a home page button, (via the Options menu), and if you set clicking the middle mouse button to "open in a new tab," you can middle click that icon for opening your homepage in the new tab.
You can similarly one-click any bookmark on the bookmark bar to put it in a new tab.
Or if middle(wheel)click is something you use for another function, put homepage and/or about:blank at the head of the bookmark bar, and right click, open in a new tab, to get a blank page or the home page that way.
Last, the "new tab redirect" extension allows several option, including blank screen:
Arguably, this "extension" should be a Google Chrome built-in. But it is not, so use the extension if you do not like the new tab option in the newest Chrome version. And ver 8.0.552.200 beta which I am running allows the nuisance thumbnails to be collapsed to click-on menu items at the bottom of a largely blank white new tab screen.
The SRWare Iron browser's new tab (under its latest release version 7.0.520.1) allows something similar, and that browser takes the "new tab redirect" extension (and is compatible with all Chrome extensions as far as I have seen).
I like it because I do not need to switch between accounts in Chrome, but can have two different accounts open, one in Chrome the other in Iron, with activity possible for two different blogger identities and gmail inboxes, that way. I looked at Chrome Plus, and you can have a look:
I decided two chromium-based browsers are enough for me, so try Chrome Plus if you care to but I cannot say much about it pro or con; whereas I like having the Chrome and Iron both installed -- and have had no problems or experiences with Iron that differ from what I've seen with Chrome.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||moonballs||12/4/10 11:50 AM|
Yep, this works: http://www.chromeextensions.org/other/custom-new-tab-page/
Just go there, install it, then click on the wrench in chrome, select extensions, and either select it to open a blank page for you when you hit the new tab button, or specify what page you want it to open when you click new tab. Works perfectly!!! It is outrageous that users have to download a special tool to do this, but anyway, it works.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||kgo81||12/11/10 8:17 AM|
I really appreciate the "best answer" extension provided on 1/25/10 by "Googler" Blair the Bear: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/icpgjfneehieebagbmdbhnlpiopdcmna but it'll take me a while to get over my shock that this issue existed on dream-ship Chrome to begin with. I thought Google's market success hinged fundamentally, at least initially, on the fact that so many browser users came to set their home pages, new window pages and, eventually, new tab pages to Google pages, thereby feeding Google enormous page view counts back when that mattered so much. It is inconceivable to me that they would mess with the original formula for fire – by adding water. ~kgo
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||gianna4998||1/20/11 3:14 PM|
mine comes up google right away. i want mine to be like yours . help!!!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Primeval||1/27/11 2:36 PM|
Why on Earth is an extension required to make new tabs work correctly?! Since the home page button is hidden by default, it's hard as hell to use the home page you've specified. Google is pushing this history exposing new tab feature too hard. Please fix it!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||not.sure||1/30/11 11:49 AM|
I'm starting to think its a good idea to have extensions as it means people will write that which is missing, could be better, new ideas etc...and become available much sooner than a next release. This also frees google up to concentrate on core issues.
...making a powerful browser with limited immediate options also promotes creativity on a global scale, written by the people for the people...and google supports it
here's an extension by Derek and it easy, quick and free for you to install. (I here the developers like donations if it does the job!)
It seems to do exactly what your after and probably why he wrote it
Chrome Extensions > Define your own new tab!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||elliottsamuel||2/1/11 6:33 PM|
I just want to stop getting distracted by seeing damn Facebook under my Most Visited every time I open a new window...maybe this is really just a matter of self-control!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Benjamin Tiessen||2/1/11 6:42 PM|
USE YOUR MIDDLE MOUSE BUTTON TO CLICK ON YOUR HOME BUTTON! :D
NEW TAB TO YOUR HOME PAGE!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||ljharvey||2/8/11 9:12 AM|
Thank you jimschubert, works like a dream, immediately! Saved me from having to get rid of chrome.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Zerosinfinite||2/8/11 1:32 PM|
Brintal THANK YOU ... did the trick!
and Google Chrome is once again the KING of web Browsers!
IMO of course
=) thanks again!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Hugo Lia||2/8/11 3:28 PM|
The best way I found to open an completely empty page:
Install the "Empty New Tab Page" extension ( https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dpjamkmjmigaoobjbekmfgabipmfilij )
I don't like the idea of having an extension to do it... but seems that Chrome developers did not give us freedom to customize the browser behavior.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||brianbotkiller||2/14/11 1:20 PM|
Thank you Brintal for your find!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||imad4usa||2/18/11 4:55 AM|
I use Chrome as my default browser, but I used to use Opera. The only thing I miss from opera are the speed dial buttons on the home page. Chrome would be perfect if I could set the pages I want on the New Tab instead of Chrome putting the most commonly viewed web pages there
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||StevePaul||2/18/11 5:31 AM|
For those complaining about having to use extensions to achieve anything in Chrome, I could have actually asked 'How much can you do in FF without Add-Ins' ...
However I'm not here to do that, just passing by (been a long time since I've been here, now understand why !!)
Anyway, in my experience, the best 2 extensions for customising the New tab page are ....
Allows up to a 9 x 9 matrix, customisable background, customisable thumbnail, edit dial title ...
Incredible Start Page https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/ncdfeghkpohnalmpblddmnppfooljekh
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Psych-O||2/25/11 1:47 AM|
The extension in the "best answer" is perfect. Exactly what I wanted.
And I agree, it's ridiculous that this isn't an included feature upon downloading chrome. I've heard the argument that cutting down on unnecessary features is why chrome is so good at what it does, and that's what extensions are for (adding features). But come on, that's such a simple feature there's no way it's going to hurt Chrome's performance. And this is a highly discussed issue, so why doesn't google just put it in the basic options. One more simple checkbox is all it takes.
IMO, Chrome has some other issue though. I'm on a Mac, and I think it's safe to say that Safari is one of the better browsers available (better than FF and much better than IE), but chrome is still the best just for loading speeds. There's just a couple design elements of Safari that I like better since their operation seems more intuitive. For example, the autofill on Chrome drives me nuts. Every time I clear web history or cookies and I revisit a website with sign in information, like facebook or online forums, it prompts me with that stupid security window to "allow" or "deny" information. And since it has multiple email addresses/passwords stored it will prompt me with that window 3 or 4 times. Also the Safari autofill was more intuitive when typing in web addresses. I could simply type "www.f" in the address bar and it would autofill to facebook and all i would need to do is hit enter. Chrome forces me to scroll through the drop down menu for the one I want. And often times it doesn't bring up the most generic site first. This is just a simple example of that... if I try to type in "www.g" and hope for it to autofill to "www.google.com", it won't do that. I have to type several more letters to make it more specific before that is the top site. Instead, by typing "www.g", it autofills with things like "http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=26661ce334b3a0fc&hl=en" and various other individual pages i've visited. Most of the time I am just looking for the home page of any particular site, not individual sub-pages I've visited recently.
But overall, Chrome is good enough that I defaulted it.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Vandal||3/11/11 3:24 PM|
Good to see there is an extension and that someone in the community posseses the BRAINS that seem to be leaking out of the people at Google. It took those morons MONTHS to finally get rid of the stupid fade-in and they still haven't made an option to pick your Tab page address a standard part of Chrome. I used to think Google developers had some common sense, I'm rapidly changing my opinion.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||reaper217||3/12/11 12:50 PM|
As of the new Chrome update (10.0.648.133) all the "New Tab Redirect" plug-ins are b0rked: the URL in the address bar is *blank*, even after you surf around. :(
Google: PLEASE add this ridiculously simple "open homepage in new tab" feature to the Chrome options! I cannot understand why you absolutely refuse to do this.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||supersaiyan207||3/13/11 10:45 AM|
i agree with brintal. The extension he gave works. After u install it, go to a new tab. There on a box type in the url u want for ur new tab. click save. x out the tab and open a new tab. wala!!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||waltz49||3/14/11 9:26 PM|
I can't believe that after years this is still an issue I have to search for an answer to.
I move between many computers and I install Chrome on many of them because it starts quickly (I do a lot of work on bloated and slow computers) and every few months I have to take an hour to search the net to find out how to make tabs do what one would expect... open what I want in a new tab, find the extension, install the extension, test the extension, and take extra blood pressure pills.
This is just ridiculous. How hard is it to listen to your customers for something that would take 10 minutes to code? Really, we aren't worried about the extra 15 milliseconds it might take to start the browser. Really. Trust us.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||reaper217||3/14/11 9:26 PM|
It *used* to work. As of the latest Chrome update the "New Tab Redirect" plug-in (as well as a second one I tried) causes your browser's address bar to be blank (and stay blank even as you surf around). Ergo, you can't copy URL links from address bar anymore. YMMV, but that's a deal-breaker for me. This whole mess would be moot if some programmer at Google would just spend an hour coding a dirt-simple "Open Homepage" checkbox in the tab options.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||AnsonA4||3/15/11 6:56 AM|
I have written a guide on how to customize your Google Chrome new tab page for more privacy. I also updated the guide to include 3 plugins that work for redirecting your new tab page. I have not tested the plugins on Chrome 10 yet.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||hfr2005||3/21/11 6:12 AM|
Jim Schubert's extension New Tab Redirect! works for me. Thanks Jim.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Deep Singh||3/26/11 1:04 AM|
brintal, thanks for help
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||singingsister57||4/24/11 12:51 AM|
I'm not sure if this is where I post this, I saw on the new tab window there was an icon that I'd never seen before called "Chrome Web Store." It seemed to have lots of really cool themes that aren't on the list that came with the browser. They are installed as easily as the ones with the browser. I was trying them out and installing several of them with no problems. Then before installing one there was a message at the bottom of the window that said themes could harm my computer and do I want to continue to install.
This is the URL
Is this site from Google itself or from some other source?If from some other source, does Google approve it being used. If they all game me that message then I'd probably not install any, but since it was one, I would like to install more scene. The ones that came with the browser really suck. hehehe
Thanks for any help.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Paige3||5/6/11 5:53 PM|
Yup, https://chrome.google.com/webstore?hl=en-US is the official Chrome Web Store site in English (US). In addition to finding themes to change the browser's background / appearance, you'll also see neat apps / extensions to add additional functionality to Chrome.
Since I don't have the exact text of the "warning" you saw, my hunch is that it was a generic message telling you that the theme could *potentially harm your browser (doesn't mean it will).
You can read more about the Chrome Web Store here:
Have fun playing with all the cool apps / extensions / themes there!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Lee.Greenwood||5/11/11 2:30 PM|
As vadakkoodan points out, alt + Home (cmd+Home on Mac) will open the home page as a new tab. BUT, try alt/cmd+ each of the main menu icons: +home=new tab homepage; +refresh=new tab samepage; +fwd history=newtab nextpage; +back history=new tab lastpage. So yes, it's an additional key, but given the other options for a new tab display are all next to each other, this now makes sense. For me, this works... it's like a contextual menu for how you'd like your new tab to act (with limited options admittedly, but i believe most users' preferences WOULD be limited, as oggologgo observed).
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||mike.weiner.nv||5/27/11 9:05 AM|
Thank GOD! What a pain in the ass it was to have Google NOT make simply loading my home page an easy option in ... I don't know... OPTIONS! Why was this so difficult, Google? Shouldn't it be standard (as it is on ALL other browsers) to let you specify your home page?
At least we have it...now I get the joy of putting it on my Chrome here at work...(done)...at home on each PC...thanks for the extra effort we have to go through.
Stupid to not have it just default as a choice.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||MsCapsuleCorp||5/29/11 8:19 PM|
I think it's good. if you close a tab on accident you can just open a new tab and have your recent tab right there. Also when I click on new tab all my bookmarks appear in a row along the top of the screen so i can view all my most common pages on one page and go to the one i want in two clicks (open new tab -> click on bookmark). not so bad..
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||awieia||5/31/11 7:01 AM|
How can I set homepage from chrome via command line? Im installing a website via command line and I want the site to be the default page..
Thanks a lot
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Riverlib||6/13/11 1:04 PM|
Jim Schubert's fix (https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/icpgjfneehieebagbmdbhnlpiopdcmna) fixes the problem (yay!), but I'm still aghast at all the vitriol about one extra little click (once you put the home page icon on your toolbar). Go back to IE over one little click? Never!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||kgo81||6/14/11 5:47 AM|
I think, Riverlib, that some of "all the vitriol" comes from people for whom this "one click" additional burden would come dozens or even hundreds of times a day and require use of a second eye-hand sequence; people who had become used to using a simple thumb & pointer finger technique that had been speeding things up nicely, habitually even.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Bear_ryan||6/14/11 6:10 PM|
May I ask why you want a different page?
For example Arnkell said that he wanted his homepage to be google.com. If you want to search on google, All you have to do is open a new tab and start typing(the omnibox is a google search box as well as an address bar).
Also if you don't want a page to show up all you have to do is roll over it and click the x. If you don't want to pages to move around, you can roll over them and click the pin.
Also people that like an extension that lets them set their own pages that show up, if you visit it enough chrome will display it for you. If it doesn't get displayed then you don't visit it very often and why do you want it their anyway.
Also why Google doesn't add it to the settings page. I've read somewhere that Google wants the settings to be so easy a grandma could do it. They don't want 10,000 different options in the settings, they want it to just work for somebody. Have you ever seen IE's options page? It has 7 different tabs.(Chrome has 3) It scares me and I've been around computers all my life. IE has about 26 different sections of options Chrome has 18, eight of which are in the under the hood section which many people don't deal with. Also can you search IE's options dialog(no), can you search Chrome's options page(yes).
Also if, as someone mentioned, you accidentally come across a *BAD* page, unless you keep going back to the page it won't show up in the new tab page. The New tab page is most visited MOT the most recently visited.
All I am saying is the new tab page is great
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||QQFarmer||6/14/11 9:29 PM|
Well nothing is perfect. If Chrome comes with something like Opera's Speed Dial, that would be great. But if you expect too much, you are bound to be disappointed. ╮(╯▽╰)╭
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Bear_ryan||6/15/11 4:32 AM|
@QQFarmer what I was saying in my previous post was that Chrome does have something like Opera's speed dial. As long as you Chrome enough and visit those pages enough, the pages you want will show up. Like I said before, chrome wants things to be simple. If you have to decide which pages you want, that is harder then pages just showing up.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||QQFarmer||6/15/11 7:42 AM|
Each and every New Tab page extension out there is seriously flawed in one way or another. By far, Chrome's own New Tab page is still the BEST New Tab page for Chrome. I don't have to explain further, do I?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||StevePaul||6/15/11 8:02 AM|
Have to disagree with you there QQ, Speed Dial by Josorek is pretty good (imho) ...
Admittedly you have to do it yourself, but hey, what the heck
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||QQFarmer||6/17/11 1:06 AM|
@SP, None of those New Tab page extensions supports Applications, which have now become such a significant part of Chrome Chrome. In my own experience, putting a whole pile of sites on the New Tab page doesn't necessarily improve efficiency in browsing. And I can't live without some of the applications I've collected from everywhere. The new New Tab page is still in the labs. Let's hope they will do a better job this time
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||anatias||6/17/11 10:32 PM|
recently, my roommate decided to download musicfrost upon installation it wacked all my browsers, chrome got a face lift and the new tab is a (not mine) custom search page powered by google, what gives? where are the values stored to provide such?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||QQFarmer||6/17/11 10:53 PM|
@anatias, your roommate might also have installed a couple of extensions for your Chrome while he or she was waiting for the installation of whatever that was to finish. ^_^
Check your installed extensions to find the culprit and disable it.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||snoozie||6/25/11 12:16 PM|
The best answer to how to get the google home page instead of stupid history pages may be bestanswer if an actual useable link was given rather than a 100 letter address.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||SamuelMorgan||7/2/11 8:33 AM|
The irony of this is I want to set IGoogle as my new tab homepage. Ha.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Cryptic318||7/10/11 3:39 PM|
Yeah, I find it a little ridiculous that I can't set whatever page I want as my new tab page. This seems obvious to me and so many others, I don't know why Google refuses to implement it.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||EastCoastSuccess||7/11/11 4:19 AM|
Google includes sample code for exactly this in their tutorial for building extensions. You can find it here:
Simply put, you need to create two files and put them in your "extensions" folder:
manifest.json should look like this (just use a text editor like gedit or (whatever windoze uses (notepad?)) and save them to the "extensions" folder):
redirect.html should look like this:
Change "www.google.com/ig" to whatever site you want to use as your new tab page - that example loads iGoogle, SamuelMorgan.
Once you've created and saved those two files, click on the wrench at the top right of your browser, select Tools-->Extensions. At the top right of the page which opens, if "Developer mode" shows a "+", click on the "+". It will turn into a "-", and you'll see some additional options at the top:
Developer mode: Load unpacked extension... Pack extension... Update extensions now
Click "Load unpacked extension...", then navigate to the extensions folder where you saved your files and click "OK".
That's it: from that point, every time you open a new tab it will go to the address you included in the "redirect.html" file you created. If you ever want to change that, just open the "redirect.html" file and change the site to whatever site you wish.
If I have time, I'll create a proper extension for this that you can just download and then pick what site you want for your new tab from within the extensions settings, but I don't see that happening any time soon - sorry!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||DANsDAMAN||7/14/11 3:31 PM|
I have nothing but disdain for MS and their products, but it's hard to take your business elsewhere when competitors like Google apparently don't use real human beings who are dissatisfied with, let's say, Chrome to help them create their products. As long as that continues Chrome is going to be a niche product for the pocket protector set.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||AugustoDC||8/4/11 4:22 PM|
"New tab Redirect" extension made the miracle, thanks to developer Jim Schubert. I set and save and point to "http://www.google.com" and that's all new tab now open google page. Very easy. Again Thanks Jim Schubert It was making me crazy
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||cbpylant||8/17/11 9:56 PM|
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||ssfrr||8/28/11 10:05 AM|
You can't set the New Tab page to a different page (unfortunately), but you CAN customize what's on that page. For instance, you can remove the "Recently Visited" section, etc.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||not.sure||8/28/11 1:20 PM|
Indeed, it appears google chrome is designed to work with apps/extensions, so anyone can choose how they want it to work while keeping the browser fast....and there are many "new tab" extensions available, and they are free and ready to use instantly.
One thing I used to find annoying was when the browser crashes, it resets to default. Tho now with "google cloud" one can save/sync all personal settings, apps, extensions, etc...forever!...so a few clicks and you back.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||miguelendara||8/31/11 8:44 AM|
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||pipseer||10/20/11 11:20 AM|
OMG OMG OMG! THANK YOU to all who supplied this link, it works a charm!!!!!! ... https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/jbnkijekempmdlleaimfelifcejbkmcd
It IS THE SOLUTION we've been looking for!
Apparently, the open nature of Chrome is what allowed that to happen AND would seem to fit with Google's concept of customization coming from the user base.
THANKS AGAIN ALL!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||yyylny||10/26/11 12:53 AM|
Using an extension is not a good solution as it takes about 40MB of RAM (look at Window->Task Manager). It used to be possible to customize the new tab page so it's almost empty but the new version which was released today makes it impossible :-(
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||smsavino||10/29/11 9:14 AM|
I also found this extension that gives a blank tab page:
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||QuicheLoraine||10/30/11 1:28 AM|
I hardly use the Tab page, but my husband was extremely upset to find his frequently used apps and frequently visited sites rearranged and on two different tabs. I don't blame him for being upset. I suggested he post a comment, and he did, but I thought I should too.
Did Facebook take over Chrome? We end users hate the way Facebook goes and changes and rearranges things without giving the end user a choice.
This is Open Source, not proprietary Internet Explorer. How about some customization? Choices? Please? Is it wrong for me to expect Open Source developers to give a crap about the end users? You are pissing off, and losing your fan base. End users should be able to customize their tab page and have everything on one page, several themed tabs, etc., whatever is more functional for them. I don't think any of you developers would appreciate if I came and arranged your computer's files the way I thought made more sense- you'd be pissed you couldn't find your stuff!
What's next? Are you going to rearrange people's bookmarks?
BTW, the drag and drop feature for the "new tabs page" on Ubuntu does not appear to work!
Does the Chromium browser for Ubuntu have the same "new tab page"? If it doesn't, my husband may be downloading that to get his stuff back the way he wants it.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||anon-me||11/7/11 8:25 AM|
THANK YOU Brintal. Works perfectly. It's so nice to be able to find an answer in Google help for a change. Google is making it so hard or impossible these days to do things that were once easy to do that it's rather astonishing to find this answer so quickly and have it work so well.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||GuugleVoice321||11/8/11 10:28 PM|
Link worked great for extension
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Markael Tech||11/13/11 5:41 PM|
Why do I need an extension to accomplish what should be available in Options .... wait! It IS there in options, but NO it ISN"T, it just SUGGESTS that "new tab" will open in your home page. Chrome is only as good as the services it provides ... time to fix this. Not a sales attempt for the Chrome Store.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Pete-o-pete||11/14/11 4:23 AM|
It sucks needing an extension for doing something that should have been the default. It's just common sense.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||sarahstar001||11/16/11 5:21 PM|
thank you it helped alot
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||MD1032||11/16/11 7:21 PM|
Thanks a lot for posting the extension, Blair. I'm using it already. I'm not sure how I received a notification about this after three years, but I'm glad Google responded and was able to do something about this. Ironically, I have always used google.com as my homepage, so, I was really just trying to get to google on the new tab page this whole time!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||robcrash||11/18/11 5:48 AM|
that is all just plain crap. Google is out to lunch on this one. new tab should = homepage, plain and simple.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||crabs||12/6/11 9:56 PM|
I cannot agree more that this is just plain crap. It's not like they don't know how to make things good. They just want to do evil by showing you that stupid ad. so much for their mantra..
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||shadowamnesia||12/10/11 11:41 AM|
well.. for some reason my internet explorer has changed about:tabs to about:blank.. anyone else got that problem??
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||shadowamnesia||12/10/11 11:46 AM|
btw.. if anyone wants to change their new tab to their home page, just go to tools, then internet options, tabs settings, and just look there.. sorry if this wastes your time.. :(
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||p-dude||12/19/11 1:09 AM|
For some reason i have http://www.plusnetwork.com/?sp=hp as my new tab page but when i try to search stuff it hardly has any relevant answers so it takes me forever to search stuff on google.
it is really rubbish of google chrome that you can't have your homepage or any other pages you new tab page.
if they did it would help a lot as my homepage is google
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||vdroberts||1/9/12 12:10 PM|
I have Chrome 16, and there is no "Internet Options"under Tools. So, let me ask again, how do I change the page that opens when I open a new Tab?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||caver_tim||1/9/12 1:12 PM|
ydroberts, you need to install an extension like "new tab redirect"
go to https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/icpgjfneehieebagbmdbhnlpiopdcmna and click on "add to chrome"
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Chris Heyde||1/25/12 6:44 AM|
I am tired of the differences in all three main browsers (IE, Chrome and Firefox). I end up having to use all three of them at times to do my job. IE doesn't have this problem, but it has problems Chrome addresses. For all of the employees working for Google and Microsoft you would think they could address some of the very basic problems. The extension worked, thanks!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||mattsal23||2/10/12 8:55 AM|
Google seems to do things differently just for the sake of doing things differently. Not that they're good or useful or wanted, but they don't think that they can stand out unless things are different. This applies to Chrome and Gmail. I gave up on Chrome at home, but I am forced to use gmail with Chrome at work.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Overlord||4/12/12 10:24 PM|
Agreed 100% And yet FOUR freaking years later it remains unfixed. Nice job Google.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Ezion_||5/10/12 7:04 PM|
Seriously. This is the biggest SNAFU I've ever seen from Google EVER. Chrome has 70 million users and someone on the dev team can't pull their heads out of their bums long enough to implement a checkbox that changes the behavior of the new tab function?
We're talking about the multi-billion dollar GOOGLE here right? Arguably the most powerful tech corporation in the world?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Lycidae||5/15/12 8:10 PM|
I can't understand why anyone would think an arbitrary 'feature' such as this constitutes a good idea. Or why users of google's supposedly market-leading browser software need to resort to third party workarounds to make their homepage work properly.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Phil101||5/19/12 8:00 AM|
Sadly Google and Opera have employed some idiots to think they know what people want. Web services should never change layouts without the users permission, at its most basic level its pure rudeness of them to do this and exactly why I no long use those browsers.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Sam256||6/7/12 3:33 AM|
Some random virus changed my new tab page to Babylon Search Engine!
How do i fix this?!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||caver_tim||6/7/12 3:48 AM|
have you checked your extensions list for Babylon?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Ri-m124||7/10/12 12:43 PM|
I realize that this was posted in 2009. Now it's 2012 but still.
You can go to the chrome web store and just download the Awesome New Tab Page extension. Or just click this link and then on the first option in the results list. Then click Add to Chrome:
This way, whenever you open a new tab it will direct you to the awesome new tab page ... which is, in fact, pretty awesome.
Hope this helps :D
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Ri-m124||7/10/12 12:46 PM|
Go to this link and install the first result. It's helpful land organized. If you already have it and the Babylon thing happened (which happened to me today), just uninstall the Awesome New Tab Page and re-install it.
I hope this helps you :)
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||creepahslaya||7/14/12 6:34 PM|
oh my GOD this is SO F*****G annoying everytime I download something to get
another it changes my new tab browser GOOGLE CHROME PLEASE F*****G RESPOND!!!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||caver_tim||7/15/12 2:03 AM|
Calm down and tell me what the problem is...
every time you download something (what) to get another (what) it changes my new tab browser
ok what are you downloading?
what are you trying to "get"?
what happens to your new tab every time you do this?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Moniboo21||7/22/12 7:56 AM|
This new app page looks so awesome! People should try it :
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Charles Xavier||8/9/12 4:44 PM|
Hey if you want a default home page tab that is correspondent with the theme of your choice. Then you can go to the wench tab and choose tools and open extensions. After that there should be something corresponding to the home page. Delete that and there ya go! When you open a new tab it will correspond with the theme that your chose. Hope this helped.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||memememe45||8/12/12 12:02 AM|
go to settings, show your home button on the browser, then set it to whatever you want. then, rather than clicking new tab, hold ctrl while clicking the home button . tahdah! you have a new browser page and it's home :)
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||romnarz||8/30/12 6:36 AM|
its very easy to get the new tab to be any page you like
just get 'new tab redirect '
you can than set the new tab to be anything you want.
agree though chrome should have this as an option in settings
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||othman.alazzam||9/5/12 6:52 AM|
If you used to open a new tab and doing what so ,, and an avg secure search or any other 'specialized' search engine has changed that ,, then the solution is simple ,, just deactivate the add associated with that search engine ,, and every thing will come back to the functions that you used to.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||dellenrules||9/8/12 5:35 PM|
Had a similar issue. Turned out to be an extension that was changing my new page.
I just disabled that extension and I was G2G.
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|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||hast66||10/30/12 12:22 PM|
not 4 me. I deleted all my extentions and my new tab page is the new tab redirect page :(
The CTRL home button opens indeed a new tab, ON THE BACKGROUND!?! So I need an extra click before start typing.
In the chrome web store I searched on "new tab" tried a few ext. and "CUSTOM NEW TAB" work as at should :) https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/custom-new-tab/jbnkijekempmdlleaimfelifcejbkmcd
off topic: just discovered nice feature:
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||tmos540||10/31/12 7:56 AM|
Yeah, I have similar problems, but I have some weird link from a program I probably forgot to opt out of while I was installing some other software. How do I keep the new tab from displaying:
And just display the new tab page?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||tmos540||10/31/12 8:03 AM|
Ok, so I must have had a brain fart and skipped one post, the one that mentioned that it must have been an extension for Chrome. Yeah that was what I had going on. If you have some wierd program popping up, type in "chrome://extensions" hit enter, and see if there are any odd-looking programs on the list. It took care of my problem.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Ren86||11/1/12 1:04 PM|
Thanks, this link helped :-)
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||nitinzk||11/2/12 3:51 AM|
You can customize the default page for a new tab in Chrome using an extension called New Tab Redirect. Click on Tools -> Extensions. If the New Tab Redirect extension is not on your list of extensions, click on "Get More Extensions". When you find the New Tab Redirect Extension, click on it to add it to Chrome.
On the New Tab Redirect extension, click on Options and set up your default home page for new tabs. Worked for me. Hope this helps.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||mixonm||11/10/12 12:11 PM|
why on earth would you want to use an extension, written by god knows who, instead of 1 simple option?!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Marline Fry||11/15/12 4:50 PM|
Same here. Looks like four years and still no option for this?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Tony White||11/26/12 8:33 AM|
Hope I'm not being stupid, but it doesn't look like that works. The "On Startup" setting appears to be for just that -- starting up Google, not creating a new tab.
Looks like I'll need to install that redirect extension... and I agree with others: this should be basic built-in functionality.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||caver_tim||11/27/12 8:46 AM|
if you want to change the default "new tab page" then you can install an extension which will change it to blank, or a URL or another implementation of the new tab page from the webstore
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Bubblegummonster||12/6/12 11:09 AM|
Same Problem, some stupid incredibar has started opening EVERYTIME i open a new tab if only there was some idiot-proof way to sort it out?!?!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Bubblegummonster||12/6/12 11:12 AM|
I know its not helpful but i am in the same trouble as you, my internet crashed the time it happened and i just agreed but boy, is it annoying!!
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|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||FryJack||12/11/12 3:06 AM|
Go to wench box, select tools, click extensions. Delete every extension that you think suspicious. Probably it is using incredemail name. Your new tab will return to normal. Works for me.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Shiva Shafai||12/15/12 6:39 AM|
thanks alot. this link was excellent!!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Muzashi1963||12/19/12 12:13 PM|
Please make the new tab button open the page I specify, without adding third party extensions.
THIS long and still the blinders on? I have been following this thread for about a year, and I can see that nothing will change. Google attitude = Microsoft Attitude = almost any dev out there today. "Ignore them, they will go away".
Well you have achieved your goal:
This is me saying:"So long Chrome, back to FF, where I can open the page I want, not one chosen for me."
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||caver_tim||12/19/12 3:31 PM|
good grief .
It something you have to do once. Set it up then its as you want it.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Robert Suarez||12/20/12 11:00 AM|
I didn't see Apple attitude but they should be included. It happens to every company that gets too big.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Muzashi1963||12/28/12 1:55 PM|
Too little, too late, I am back with Firefox.
Read my post again. I refuse to use an ADDON EXTENSION (which by definition is AN EXTRA bit of UNNECESSARY code) to be able to make a CHOICE which was available by default, but was arbitarily removed by the developer.
This is in no way due to being unable to use the ADDON, or being a computer illiterate. Quite the contrary, I am very competent around PCs and their ilk.
I gave Google the benefit of the doubt for over a year, but I have made my CHOICE to use Firefox, because I feel that strongly about it.
If Mozilla does the same I will move elsewhere, also.
I know that it will make no impression on the dev or anybody else for that matter, but at least I know I stood by my principles, so I can, and will, take the moral high ground and believe (however wrongly) that I have achieved a victory for myself, if no-one else.
In all reality, there is very little difference between the two, so it is no skin off my nose to use Firefox, anyway.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Craig Hodgkinson||12/28/12 5:51 PM|
Dunno what everybody's obsession with capitalisation is, but my issue is with the updated version. I enjoyed the functionality of the old version with Opera-esque blocks, though showing my most frequently viewed.
Incognito browsing is really quite easy, I don't see the issue there.
However, the new "new tab" page with the search bar (top-middle) and the "Most Viewed" and "Recommended Sites" is buggy as hell. To use the old phrase, 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'. I realise I can just restore Chrome to the last version, it's just an inconvenience. I'm giving a bit of customer feedback, as one does.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Stuart Best||1/1/13 5:15 AM|
Thank you brintal for your reply and link (i know its quite q while ago now)
It helped me perfectly solve my issue, so again, many thanks.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||aelxnervo||1/4/13 1:05 AM|
POSTED JANUARY 4, 2012 2:53 A.M.
for who ever told you wrong, you may get your old, new tab page back. itll be your most visited web sites. if you wish to hav google or such as ur new tab page you must search extensions on the internet. or click alt home. which ever suits u best.(id suggest alt home)
my story goes as said: my brother had a friend over. i tld him nt to download anything bt hes hard-headed.. he went and downloaded games and a browser which in turn altered some of my settings on chrome. i did two things, bt the thing i did tht actually worked was remove the extension he downloaded. TO DO SO, click the three lines in the right hand corner, hoover ur cursor over ' tools ' click ' extensions. ' remove the extension. if you dnt knw which extenstion i suggest removing them all. this wld delete all data associated with such. i wld take caution into doing so. if your fine with deleting all ur extensions, redownload them and ur set.
to who it may concern, the second thing i did was remove/uninstall the things he downloaded. after doing so i realized tht the uninstalling a program doesnt delete the folders it created, or in this case it didnt. i went to my download folder from chrome and deleted the folder with associated with the browser he downloaded. this didnt change things, bt it was the first thing i did. so i kept it tht way.
TO PREVENT things like this, the best thing to do is not download. or do very little of it. downloading any program cld potentially harm ur computer and cause viruses. if in the case u are downloading the best thing to do is only download the things u need. an example i knw of, is when downloading adobe(flash player). adobe is needed for most everything you do on the internet. and its free. but how is it free.? through ads. the ad they displayed was the ask toolbar. they project the ad first and then their content. dont fall for the add. and be very careful of what u download.
im not a developer or a graphics creator, nothing like tht, but i found this out on my own and i thought the people of 'merica wld like to knw.
i await the day tht my answer will be obsolete and google changes the format of chrome. :p
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||caver_tim||1/4/13 5:54 AM|
Yes if you (or your brother) install software on your PC to change the behaviour of your PC then yes, its behaviour will change.
to stop this happening, just don't let your brother fiddle with your PC
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||mkamoski||1/16/13 1:29 PM|
Hey, hey, there is not call asterisks here.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||christian radley||1/18/13 12:43 AM|
thank you so much
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Cole Libby||1/19/13 7:37 AM|
You can also add a new section to the "new tab" in addition to the apps and most visit tab and place links there. Creating a new tab opens the last section you were on so you get easy links to place you want easy access to. I found this useful because have important sites but because they are never the most visited they do not ever show up in the default behavior.
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|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||mystral||2/5/13 12:53 PM|
I've been following this post for a while and just discovered something that I felt I should share about that pesky Babylon Search in the New Tabs. On the computer that I am working on, it is tied into an Extension called "Linkury Smartbar". When I disabled it, the Babylon Search disappeared. Just to be sure, I re-enabled it and Babylon came back. To fully get rid of it, you have to uninstall it from the Control Panel. I have no idea what else the Linkury Smartbar affects but this will eliminate the Babylon issue.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||caver_tim||2/12/13 2:55 AM|
disable all your extensions and see which one of them was causing it
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||[email address]||2/14/13 1:14 AM|
i have windows xp
i searched the registry for newtaburl after avg hijacked my newtab page
i keyed in http://www.google.com.au
worked to a treat
hope this helps someone
On Saturday, 3 January 2009 05:34:06 UTC+11, 3xl4x wrote:
> I agree, the New tab + should be governed by your choice of homepage and not try to force feed the new tab page and history tracking on the user. This is even evident in full incognito mode, opening a new tab in that mode presents you with ....
> You've gone incognito. Pages that you view in this window won't appear in your browser history or.... etcetera
> Because its trying to open the new start page with no history to work with, SNAFU.
> For people who like an initial homepage with a ssl connection too, https://ssl.scroogle.org/ for instance (and @google, this is not a dig at yourselves, I appreciate you do give people options to choose their level of privacy, which is becoming evident with chromes development ... even if it is slow in places).
> I like this set currently because ISP's in the UK cannot be trusted trying to force deep packet inspection technology on us under the guise of anti-phishing technology, so an initial secure encrypted connection is needed, the fact that scroogle also drops the referrer after your initial search is a bonus.
> So I would like a new tab to also open that secure connection and not hand over all my recent search history to my ISP aswell.
> I would like to suggest https://www.google.com/ but currently theres no such beast, it just takes you to http: google.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Rebecca Dike||2/18/13 1:23 AM|
SET YOUR "Google Chrome Theme"!!!!!!!!
I have been trying everything to fix this issue and by chance I changed my theme and voila... Google is my default browser now when I select "new tab"!!
Go to the Google "webstore" and click on "themes" in the left hand side column.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Melanie Rainford||2/20/13 12:33 PM|
incredible. thank you!!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Jp Pakrat||2/20/13 4:10 PM|
Go into the three bar button at the top right the go to settings now on the left side of the page is four things you could click. Click extensions, then choose the extension annoying you do not click on the extension, instead look right to see a trash can icon. Click the icon and the extension in newly opened tabs should be gone.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||gusgreen||2/27/13 9:55 AM|
Great!, That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||BattyRoy||3/1/13 2:10 AM|
Thanks brintal Level 4 haha...this is the only reply that should be here, works perfectly to set whatever page you want as your new tab page.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||sam williams||3/5/13 4:00 AM|
Thanks, the extension works like a dream :)
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Cairanmac1||3/18/13 1:35 PM|
hi, whenever i open up chrome or a new tab it opens up a Powered by SearchYa home page, it still has my apps and everything else but is missing things like my theme or chrome store, help
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Charles the Butcher||3/25/13 8:17 PM|
First, the topic is about people wanting the ability to set the page that is loaded when a new tab is opened. It is not about being able to hide your browser history or any of the other multitude of crap most of you "people" are talking about. Try reading to comprehend.
The ability to use my DEFINED homepage for new tabs is basic functionality. It only take a couple clicks in IE.
Second, for you folks bashing MS by saying that they force you to compute the way they want you to, there's something wrong with you. MS is the antithesis of this attitude. If anything, they give the user TOO MANY options. Name any basic feature/functionality of a MS product and I'll give you at least 2 ways of performing the task. I can't even get a desktop reminder for a Google Calendar event because apparently Google doesn't think I should need one.
Third, four years after the original post and still no built in solution. Stuff like this is one of the reasons why 90% of of Windows users who install Chrome or Firefox keep IE installed. Sometimes you just want stuff to work.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Noahboa||4/2/13 8:22 AM|
install new tab redirect from chrome web store
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Steve Aycock||4/9/13 4:19 AM|
Can't believe that Google still hasn't changed this. That it would require an extension to have what should be basic, built-in behavior doesn't make sense.
Tired of software companies... and damnit, I really admired this one for a long time.... trying to shoe-horn me into the way they want me to think/work/behave.
Google has lost it's "cool".
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Jakob Rosch||4/16/13 7:56 AM|
i accidentally installed something that changed my new tab to another webpage, i need 2 know how!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Jakob Rosch||4/16/13 7:59 AM|
nvm, i got it, i uninstalled it from google chrome
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Steve Aycock||4/22/13 6:07 AM|
Your attitude, that this kind of behavior from Google is "OK" is part of the problem.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Charles the Butcher||4/25/13 9:00 AM|
I think you need to realize that not everyone who uses Chrome does so by choice. I have to use Chrome because my employer has chosen Gmail as their email provider and Google has done everything possible to block desktop notifications when using any other browser. As such, I expect Chrome to work and to provide the BASIC functionality I get from other browsers. The ONLY reason for Google not to provide the ability to set the start page of a new tab is to "encourage" the use of their WORTHLESS start page.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Div V.||4/29/13 9:18 PM|
If you have feedback about the latest New Tab Page experimental feature (the search box as described in this blog post), please visit the thread that is specifically discussing this change. You can view the thread on the most recent New Tab page here.
Thanks -- it's helpful for us to have your feedback on this feature in one place.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||neilgoldman305||4/29/13 11:02 PM|
But no news on simply changing your new tab page to be a certain page or your homepage? I want it to open http://myfav.es/ they already have a search box on the page, as well as my favorite websites. But I guess nothing will happen, huh?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Calvin Shumaker||5/2/13 9:57 AM|
There's gotta be some way to change it. An unwanted toolbar just changed mine and I want to change it back.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Josh Cecchinelli||5/2/13 6:48 PM|
I would like to know this as well. AVG updated and changed it, I just want the default back.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Damian Moyer||5/3/13 9:46 AM|
Yes this just happened to me too and I'd like my original new tab page, back.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||justin urbanowicz||5/4/13 1:51 PM|
That fucking sucks. AVG changed all my shit around on me
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Starkraver||5/5/13 8:55 AM|
Uninstall the AVG SafeGuard toolbar. Or, change the reg setting NEWTABURL and use the SafeGuard settings to your benefit to set the URL to whatever you want.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Hollee Wood||5/5/13 8:56 AM|
SAME HERE! Sooooo annoying!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Damian Moyer||5/5/13 10:51 AM|
That worked! Thank you :-)
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||stevehp||5/19/13 3:23 AM|
Why? That is completely obtuse. Who do you people think you are telling us the users what we do or don't want to do??????!!!
You're nearly as bad as Microsoft!!!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||eduf||5/28/13 11:15 AM|
Right click on the "new tab" button on top of the screen. Go to the task manager, kill the unwanted "plug-in". That should restore the basic mode with choice between "most visited" and google apps page.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Kane Anderson||5/29/13 10:02 AM|
I tried to right click on the new tab button but nothing happened...
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Demonbert||6/8/13 10:18 AM|
If it's impossible to change the default new tab page, then how in the world did some cancerous app make this pop up every time I open a new tab?
Is it not possible to reverse whatever has happened to regain my default Chrome page?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Annoyed Chrome Fixer||6/9/13 8:21 PM|
Using CCleaner, I uninstalled said cancerous app. After Chrome restarted, the AVG shit was gone, and I was back to my familiar old new tab.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Demonbert||6/9/13 8:44 PM|
Holy hell. That worked! Thanks!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Kyla Powell||6/27/13 5:00 PM|
need help too!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Abiezer Soto||7/7/13 5:23 AM|
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Michael Gotfryd||7/8/13 5:37 PM|
try out IE tabs in chrome. You don't need IE for anything!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Mike Somerville||7/24/13 7:57 PM|
My home page and new tab page has been hijacked!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Michael Gotfryd||7/24/13 8:17 PM|
go to settings, extensions and remove your new tab extension. Reset homepage in settings. Run spyware & maleware scans.
If you don't have either use super anti-spyware and maleware bytes.
If you need more specific directions on how to get to extensions and/or change homepage just say the word
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||dylan daugherty||7/25/13 2:31 PM|
This should help...
Remove Delta New Tab:
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Charlotte O'Kane||7/29/13 8:23 PM|
How do I get rid of my new tab page showing my most visited? Is it not possible for a new tab to open on a home page
All ideas would be very gratefully received as I don't really want to start having an incognito page
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||mohamed wahib||8/12/13 2:57 AM|
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||orhan bayram||8/12/13 5:26 AM|
Thank you dude! It's really works.
|Re: How Do I Uninstall Delta Search||Tyler Kuhn||8/15/13 8:23 PM||<This message has been deleted.>|
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Jackie Hemingson||8/17/13 9:40 AM|
Same here---very frustrating to keep getting this page I do not want.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||alban berisha||8/18/13 5:51 PM|
easyyy go to sttings
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Lam Hạ||8/25/13 1:46 AM|
I prefer the old new tab page. Then, how can I access the page where it has all the websites that I usually go on?
Please get back the old new tab page.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||ter0revil||8/29/13 3:39 AM|
If u want to choose what ur Tabs are on chrome, Then u have to bookmark ur site, go to the new tabs, then click on the website on bookmark, Chrome will then add it to your tabs...
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||aman bard||8/30/13 7:00 PM|
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||oldskoolhead0||9/1/13 5:41 PM|
i cant change my new tab page but its funny how malware can manage to do it though and now im stuck with a page that was changed by malware and now i have to live with this which i would consider to be a risk for obvious reasons, ive managed to remove the shitty hijack i had on my browsers but my open tab page takes me back to it what a f@@kin joke.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Osama Albar||9/7/13 1:36 AM|
that solved my problem. Thanks
|Re: Why is My Default Search Engine Suddenly Different When I Didn't Change It?||Isaac Crawford-Poxon||9/19/13 12:03 AM||<This message has been deleted.>|
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||rondarb||9/19/13 6:39 PM|
HERES THE SOLUTION GUYS!
You need to add an EXTENSION for your google chrome!
Once you've installed it, click on options and put in the url link you'd like your new tab to start up everytime. Ive done it and it works!
(for those who aren't familiar with extensions, if you go into settings on chrome, click on extensions and you can modify it there if need be)
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Sam Hellings||9/23/13 2:56 PM|
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||egeorge717||9/24/13 2:51 PM|
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||James Booher||9/25/13 9:45 AM|
My feedback, it sucks, get rid of it or give us an option to change the default url of the new tab page.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Henrik Leth||9/25/13 10:21 AM|
THX That's VERY useful....!! ;-)
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Kevin M Williams||9/25/13 7:46 PM|
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Nizar Badwan||9/25/13 9:21 PM|
Thank you for the info. It worked for me :)
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||racingvw34||9/26/13 8:20 AM|
How do I not show certain webpages that I do not want shown on the new tabs page. I'm thinking I should be able to right click on the image of the webpage and then select something to block that page from my new Google tabs page. I should be able to show pages that I want on there also, not the most visited. Need more options on this.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||rbreland||9/29/13 5:57 PM|
i agree there is no copy and paste to the google search bar on the tab ... so even if i was going to use it .... i cant
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||guisim||9/30/13 9:12 AM|
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||zendragon6||10/2/13 4:34 PM|
I agree, the new tab page is one of the stupidest things Google has created.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||JPerkins||10/3/13 10:56 AM|
If you want your old "Apps/ Most Visited" tab to open when you click New Tab follow these exact instructions as first posted by John Glass:
To Bring Back your Old Page with the large icons and the recently closed list you search chrome://flags/ in your omnibox (or normal search bar at the top) and then on the resulting page find "Enable Instant Extended API" and then select Disabled.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||racingvw34||10/3/13 11:10 AM|
I like everything that else that Google is doing, just want want control of the most visited icons on the Google page. They are different for each computer I get on, so it kinda of point less. The most visited is based upon computer and not the user. I like the layout of the new apps location. Nice and neat without being in your face like the most visited.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Foamy Koolguy||10/5/13 11:48 AM|
......How do you do it on the normal internet? :D
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||kenny he||10/5/13 6:46 PM|
that was awesome! very helpful! thanks!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||soft oshin||10/6/13 10:15 AM|
I have found the solution if your new tab is bringing to to the AVG search engine on the right of the screen click on "restore default tab" and it should bring you to google from now on then. ur welcom :)
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Arlen Skywalker||10/8/13 3:43 PM|
Hi, just go to Settings - Extensions - Default Tab, and check out the enable selection and you will have more control. After that, in Settings - On Startup, choose "Open a specific page or set of pages" go to the side tab named "Set pages", and in the block, write up which page you want as default.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Leann Long||10/9/13 7:57 AM|
The extension "new tab redirect" from Jim Schubert works, but it is sad that we need to work around in this way.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Jasmine Lauzon||10/23/13 5:42 AM|
thanks for posting the link though I do wonder why would I even need to use an extension. should be able to do that in settings
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Jay543123||10/26/13 12:13 PM|
On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 7:42:21 AM UTC-5, Jay543123 wrote:
oops. seen posted my reply to wrong person. was meant as a reply to Blair, poster whose comment was rated best answer by the OP.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Kinley Emmanuel Lovaton Guevara||10/26/13 7:22 PM|
- The following post is only applicable to Google Chrome ver. 30 and newest versions (2013)
- I don`t own this information. Source http://bit.ly/1996yNv
If you want to bring back Chrome's old New Tab page just follow these steps:
1. Type chrome://flags into Chrome's omnibox
Hope it help
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||rollerblader6632||11/2/13 7:13 PM|
Here's a quick 1 minute fix that will work. It doesn't sovle the larger issue of google trying to force us to use something we don't want, or google trying to fix something that wasn't broken, but it gets you whatever page you want to open when you click new tab:
Check out "New Tab Redirect!": https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/new-tab-redirect/icpgjfneehieebagbmdbhnlpiopdcmna?utm_source=gmail
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||birdog123||11/7/13 10:51 AM|
The easy way...there is a technical way too but just do this:
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||BRMP||11/10/13 4:53 AM|
He asked how to change the tab. Not how to go home.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||DiskoSpider||11/10/13 10:50 AM|
I see what you mean but that doesn't make sense to open your homepage. It should be a separate setting all together. The only reason I say this is because I have three homepage tabs that open when I start Chrome so rather than it randomly choosing one it should be a new setting entirely.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Isidro López-Sánchez||11/13/13 2:31 AM|
I agree totally, whats on the mind of this people. Even that is a personal computer in my case all my family uses. We all want our particular privacy.
As other said, stinks.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||James Wheeler||11/14/13 12:53 PM|
You can ... chrome://flags/#enable-instant-extended-api and disable this flag... it goes back to the apps the way they were.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Corelogik||11/18/13 3:36 AM|
Restore old behavior;
1. Type or copy and paste chrome://flags into Chrome's omnibox
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Corelogik||11/18/13 3:38 AM|
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Adi R||11/18/13 6:37 PM|
Something I like as a Chrome New Tav, is Momentum, with a beautiful new tab:
See the picture attached.
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|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||joldfield101||11/20/13 4:17 AM|
rollerblader - life saver!
my machine was attacked by malware and FUBAR'd my new tab - this solved it!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||janeqpublic||11/20/13 4:29 PM|
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||mg0536||11/24/13 7:35 AM|
Same here. Not really wanting to see Google every new tab. This is one of the hidden costs of using Google "free" things. They see everything we do, and nudge us toward their preferred clients, and themselves.
They're a marketing company, not a software/service/networking company.
I guess I'll see if the extension works. Thanks for the recommendation, Brintal.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||h.r.munsell||11/30/13 9:13 PM|
Whats odd is that Chrome is a Google product. right. Right. But currently my new tabs open to the Bing search engine homepage. So, essentially what Google is saying is, "Don't use our browser -- which has become synonymous with internet searches -- but instead use our competitor, Bing, which presumably beat us in a blind test.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Adi R||12/1/13 8:03 AM|
Actually, you're technically wrong. For defaults, it should show Google. To be nice to non-google search users, you can go to Chrome's Settings tab and choose a different default search engine aka. Bing. In your chrome, you/someone must've selected Bing.
On Saturday, November 30, 2013 9:13:00 PM UTC-8, h.r.munsell wrote:^
Nope, and the truth is, in my case, Google offers more in security, features, and more products too. :D
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||matt erdman||12/2/13 8:12 AM|
Well its almost 5 years and many updates(Version 31.0.1650.57 m)to chrome but still this is a problem BAD GOOGLE!!!
brintals fix still the best
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Bert Gerdin||12/10/13 10:03 AM|
Thanx! Worked like a charm :)
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||lclemens||12/14/13 1:03 PM|
Thanks Kinley!! I like your method as opposed to the extension because extensions utilize A LOT of memory (just check the google task manager and you'll see that the average extension sucks up around 50MB). The less number of extensions running the better. I feel bad for the people that don't know about the chrome://flags trick - they're getting scroogled.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Dandabass||12/16/13 6:29 AM|
Thanks brintal! this did the job! I configured it to show chrome://apps/ on the new tab, and that works for me!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||caver_tim||12/16/13 6:32 AM|
if your chrome display Bing search every time you start a new tab, then you're probably infected with malware
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||vanang34||12/27/13 3:05 PM|
The default browser is currently Google Chrome and when I open a new tab... it comes up "Bing" and I haven't changed anything and no matter what I do, it stays "Bing", not Google Chrome????
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||vanang34||12/27/13 3:55 PM|
Thank you, I think you're right about that... I'll have to figure out how to fix that! Happy New Year!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Joseph Chopra||12/29/13 9:04 AM|
avast browser cleanup. it said something was prevent avast from cleaning it up and it asked if it should completely remove it. I said yes, it told me i had no malware after it scanned, but when i went in and checked my new tab page it was back to normal.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||gegegegege||1/4/14 5:41 PM|
They disabled the internet new tab, they disabled the extended api, they are FORCING us in the new tab.
AS I SAID BEFORE, THEY WILL SELL SOON *ADS* ON EVERY NEW TAB YOU OPEN.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Michael Muehl||1/7/14 11:29 PM|
Yeah - the latest changes to Google Chrome new tab really suck. Google used to be about simplicity and quality. Chrome New Tab is about pushing Google crap.
One way to avoid a lot of the junk they've been pushing lately is to disable the Instant Extended API setting in chrome://flags
That won't let you do a homepage as your New Tab though.. that's just broken for now.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||matthew bowden||1/8/14 12:04 AM|
this would be awesome if the file "chrome.dll" existed in the chrome heirarchy
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Dawn Singleton||1/8/14 3:42 PM|
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Eric Ray||1/9/14 10:20 AM|
Replying to that blog post requires Google+.
I do not currently have this enabled, nor do I want it enabled.
Maybe its just my paranoia acting up again, but I can't help imagining a vast Google conspiracy, wherein ****ty product features are pushed with the express purpose of forcing people to use Google+ to complain about it.
I am an IT consultant. Why does Chrome insist on making me feel stupid?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||caver_tim||1/9/14 10:29 AM|
Eric > i learnt how to do it by looking in the settings page ...
If you don't have a home button displayed, there is no point being able to set what would happen if you pressed that non existent button is there?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Eric Ray||1/9/14 11:31 AM|
Now that I've changed the homepage, the current homepage is displayed under the option to 'display home button', and there's a link to click to change it. This was not there earlier, there was white-space there when the homepage was set to the new tab page.
I guess I'm the only person that uses the alt-home keyboard shortcut 200 times a day? By your logic, if there's no homepage button, why even have a homepage feature?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||birdog123||1/9/14 11:37 AM|
This solved the issue for me wonderfully.
Check it out and let me know if it helps you folks too.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Chris___0wdas||1/9/14 4:58 PM|
Because of this issue I am uninstalling Chrome. I do not want to use google search and refuse to be forced onto a google search page every time I open a new tab. Google, you are a serious bunch of dicks!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||caver_tim||1/10/14 12:53 AM|
then use the options. set your search engine to be something other than Google Search. This (at the moment) has the added bonus that the google logo will vanish from your new tab page
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Michael Muehl||1/11/14 1:49 PM|
Google has gone beyond providing good products. Now they just provide THEIR products with little care for what you want or use. Listen to feedback? Yeah right - the only way to get rid of their new crap is to disable all the Instant API stuff and install 3rd party fixes for their junk.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||caver_tim||1/11/14 4:29 PM|
Listening to feedback does not mean they have to act on every bit of feedback they get.
If they have 50 Million users of a product and 500 complain, do you really expect them to revert the changes?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Eric Ray||1/12/14 5:00 PM|
Good point, except you're assuming that if 500 people complain, that means only 500 people were unhappy.
The reality is that out of the millions of people unhappy, most people didn't know complaining was an option. Out of those who knew that complaining was an option, most couldn't figure out where to complain. Out of those who knew that the google product support forums were the proper place to complain, most didn't feel like creating an account to post their complaint (and, in fact, I wouldn't bother if I didn't already have an account).
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||mbinbg||1/12/14 5:16 PM|
I appreciate so much birdog123! I was able to "fix" the problem and I am pleased.
However, I do wish to express my displeasure at this change Chrome made. I did not like it at all. It is a jarring page touting webpages I can choose on my own without having them blatantly placed before me each time I want a new tab. I have liked Chrome, but this makes me wonder what else will come along that I may not like!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||mbinbg||1/12/14 7:45 PM|
Well, it worked for a short time and now doesn't! Argh!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||caver_tim||1/13/14 12:51 AM|
I take it you installed NewTabRedirect.
what did it do for you and in what way has it now stopped working?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||birdog123||1/13/14 5:17 AM|
It has been working (the new tab redirect) perfectly for me from day one months ago. Hmmm...what about now? Please be sure to read the setup instructions. There is no icon that appears in the top right corner (just fyi). You have to go to the gear icon in the top right corner and then go to extensions. Then, find the extension for the new tab redirect. Then, there should be a link under the extension name that you can click to configure the it.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Joseph Chopra||1/14/14 4:13 AM|
Are you all blind?!?! The extensions removal does not work always!!!!!!!!!! Get a program like avast browser clean up!!!!! It works very very well!!!!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Joseph Chopra||1/14/14 4:13 AM|
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||kahed abedurheman||1/16/14 8:51 AM|
i well be chanig toloweig to may facbok in so adelat how caindo'that
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||StevenPaulMSW||1/16/14 3:24 PM|
Funniest thing - I found this thread because I've been trying to get rid of the Conduit Search that was installed (without my knowledge) on new tab pages. I come across "StevePaul", and I'm like, "Was I here before?" Lol. Guess there's at least two of us out there!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||T103946||1/18/14 7:10 AM|
Mine goes directly to bing search page, how can I fix this?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Rick Grantham||1/21/14 2:55 AM|
What is really irritating is that somehow Bing got into my system and set it as the new tab page - I downloaded the extension to get it back to the Chrome Apps page...
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||caver_tim||1/21/14 3:11 AM|
If you've suddenly got Bing as a new tab page then you're probably infected with malware which directs you to Bing and then takes a cut of the adverts
check your extensions, check your installed windows software for "conduit" or "toolbars" or "search assist".
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Charles Belov||1/22/14 10:21 AM|
Div, I'd love to post to that forum, but there doesn't seem to be any way to reply to that forum, only to individual posts. Where's the reply to forum button?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Charles Belov||1/22/14 10:22 AM|
I tried the post a question button, but that created a new topic instead.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||birdog123||1/22/14 10:33 AM|
Yea...it is weird...just click any reply button and it will show up in the general forum in line with all the others.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||JIA JIAN TIN||1/26/14 9:50 PM|
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||dawnjc79||1/27/14 8:47 PM|
This worked for me but I simply do not understand why Chrome was made in such a way that I needed to download an extension to configure such a simple thing.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Jennifer Klingelhofer||2/2/14 2:14 PM|
Okay, but I'm having the opposite problem. Something in my computer DID change my new tab page - to Bing. Anybody have a clue how to get it back to Chrome's new tab page?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Kelly Hines||2/4/14 7:15 PM|
that happened to me too! my new tab is bing and i DON'T want that!
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||nexacotal z||2/5/14 2:10 PM|
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||nexacotal z||2/5/14 2:20 PM|
how do you do that?
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||caver_tim||2/5/14 2:42 PM|
if you have bing as your new tab page try
1) check and see if you have a link bottom left that says "restore"
2) click on menu > tools > extensions and disable everything in there
3) check in operating system installed programs list for "conduit" "search helper" "toolbars" and anything else you don't recognise
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Adam Ehman||2/12/14 4:04 PM|
I tried to use this but for some reason Bing is still my default tab
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Thai Yang||2/14/14 9:03 AM|
This is very true. I went to my control panel and looked and noticed i had "search protect" by conduit, something i remember i didnt want installed but it got installed instead. After removing it, I opened up a new tab and it went straight to google chrome like i wanted to. Thanks Caver_Tim.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||jman005||2/16/14 8:08 AM|
Thanks! I don't know how bing got there, but i looked this up and it worked :D
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||robert ogalinola||2/16/14 8:57 PM|
go to local disk C > users > administrator > appdata > local > VNT > then delete the google symbols, this might help to blank the new tab, instead of any site pop up when you click new tab, this will only show google search and page you recently visited. hope this might help. :)
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||alyssa scroggins||2/18/14 12:06 PM|
I want the exact opposite of this... i have this weird search page come up and i want the recent tabs and apps on the new tab page
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|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Thai Yang||2/19/14 6:44 PM|
you mean when you click on new tab, you want the recent apps and pages to show up in the middle of the screen? Mine did that automatically after deleting the unwanted program i mentioned above. you might have to reset your "new tab" page to google.
|Re: How do I change the new tab page?||Sarah Dee||4/22/15 4:42 PM|