extension ExtPose

New Tab Redirect

Description from extension meta

Allows a user to provide the URL of the page that loads in a new tab.

Image from store New Tab Redirect
Description from store Allows you to change the new tab page to the New Tab Redirect app page, or a custom URL of your choice! Choose from chrome's about pages, *NewTab, Extensions, Downloads, History*, a few popular URLs, or provide your own. Your custom tab can also be a local file, allowing you to create your own new tab page. Saving blank text will cause your new tab to be about:blank. Files can begin with: file:\\, file://, and file:/// Important: This is not meant to replace your homepage, only new tabs. If your browser is set to load the New Tab page as your homepage, there may be odd consequences. Note: Because this extension perform a "redirect", I have no control over address bar highlighting or focus. *********** Report Bugs *********** https://github.com/jimschubert/NewTab-Redirect/issues *********** Legal Stuff *********** I am not affiliated with Google or Google Chrome. Google Chrome is a registered trademark of Google, Inc. The 'Popular Pages' are taken from www.alexa.com/topsites. I am in no way affiliated with Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Wikipedia, Digg, Slashdot or any other page listed here. These are provided as a convenience to the user of this extension. By using those pages or any others as a replacement for your new tab, you are still bound by any agreement between you and that site or service.

Latest reviews

  • (2020-04-16) Tommy Bonezoni: WebOasis in every new tab, what more can a guy ask for. Perfect extension! Thanks Jim!
  • (2020-04-14) Vishal Sharma: Works precisely as mentioned. Problem solved since Chrome does not offer this in default behaviour. Cheers...!!
  • (2020-04-08) Angel VARELA: Suffisant !
  • (2020-04-03) Quanyue Ren: 小插件解决大问题。
  • (2020-04-02) Monty Crabb: only one that rlly works
  • (2020-02-18) Daniel Abromeit: Autofocussing the Omnibar (Adressbar) stopped working in Chrome 82.x
  • (2020-02-14) Mac Gainor: thanks for building an awesome extension! simple and effective. is there anything I can do to focus the url input when I open a new tab? without the extension, if I open a new tab, I have the chrome's url input focused so that I can start typing a url. with the extension enabled, my custom page loads fine, but I have to click into the url input to focus before typing a url. that's the only con i've found - is there any way around that? thanks again for a great extension!
  • (2020-02-06) Jonathan Ruzek: This extension works great in Chrome 80, though in Chrome Canary 82 the new tab address bar doesn't allow for input unless it's clicked on. Please release a fix, as this is a great extension!
  • (2020-02-02) Steven Niedermeyer: I like this extension, but removing a star because there's no option to get rid of the white flash during the redirect. When running the Dark Reader extension, it results in getting blasted each time you open a new tab. I found the following to be much easier on the eyes. Even if it doesn't support a custom page, it gives me what I'm looking for (a simple new tab with focus on search bar and black fading to dark grey with not white flashing content). https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dark-new-tab/mnjmegebbljjhpljjfjmkhgmokpmdbpo Would switched back to this extension if it supported dark themes as well.
  • (2020-01-04) cb iv4: No idea why this isn't 5 stars! Thirty years developing software and wish I could send you money. This fixed an ongoing annoyance of mine with chrome. It's simple and just works. THANK YOU!
  • (2019-12-20) Csaba Kelemen: Nehéz beállítani, de használható.
  • (2019-12-08) Keith Confidentiality: Works perfectly and easily. Thank you !!!!
  • (2019-11-14) Sepehr Lajevardi: I really appreciate the cursor remaining in the address bar. However, the white flash is really annoying when using a dark theme in the night.
  • (2019-10-25) Dypsis: I have noticed a small problem with it recently. I can't get it to focus on the new tab page. It focuses on the Address Bar no matter what setting I use. I use Google as my new tab page, but It always focuses on the Address Bar instead of the Google search field.
  • (2019-10-25) Zhitfräm Zhinolŭ: Perfectly simple. I just wanted the new tab to open my preferred search engine; this extension accomplished that. And if you're looking for a DARK THEMED search, check out the customization available with Startpage.
  • (2019-10-20) Koto Blokong: im lucky dude!!!!!!!
  • (2019-10-19) Dani Laur B: In latest chanary build vers.80 not work search to stop the URL bar from showing Google searches instead of actual websites !!! please fix !!!
  • (2019-10-19) Ziella Seblast: Dis gonna be good!
  • (2019-10-04) Does what it says so 5 stars.
  • (2019-09-08) Maciej Łukasz Drzazga: Przydatne :)
  • (2019-08-27) אביב משולם: stopped working google chrome latest version
  • (2019-08-27) Chris Crowley: Does exactly what I want it to do.
  • (2019-08-18) Erik Paz: Muy buena la verdad me encanto, me ahorra mucho tiempo 100 de 10
  • (2019-08-16) Stefan Spill: Eigentlich ging das doch bis vor kurzem standardmäßig in Chrome, nein? Auf jeden Fall fand ich gerade keine Möglichkeit diesen gewohnten Zustand wieder herzustellen und nachdem ich Google für seine Update-Vorgehensweise verflucht habe, hat mich das Internet zu diesem Addon gebracht. Jetzt funktioniert mein Chrome wieder so, wie ich es seit Monaten gewohnt bin. Dafür lieber Addon-Programmier, bin ich dir seeeehr dankbar *bows*. UI könnte etwas schicker aussehen, daher nur 4 Sterne, aber das ist Genöle auf überzogenem Niveau.
  • (2019-08-02) Juan Luis: Lo único que me gustaría es que permitiera poner una imagen de mi preferencia, aún así excelente.

Latest issues

  • (2013-10-18, v:2.0) Sergio Castillo: How it make it work
    I do not how to make it work. Could somebody explain me in plain English
  • (2013-10-17, v:2.0) A. Murat Eren: select all
    when a new tab opens, I would like to start typing the address I'd like to go. if Tab Direct "selects all" the content of address bar, I wouldn't have to do it myself every time. Now: Ctrl+T (new tab opens) Ctrl+A (select the address) start typing. What I want: Ctrl+T (new tab opens) start typing. Thanks,
  • (2013-10-16, v:2.0) Kioomars Faraji Amiri: n
  • (2013-09-23, v:2.0) M. Frxncis Strxmxglix: bookmark to the original new tab page
    is it possible to save a bookmark to the original new tab page, like the "apps" button in seetings? I tried making a bookmark to "chrome:newtab" but that also gets redirected.
  • (2013-09-22, v:2.0) Shad Haque: Suprised by Google standards
    Dear Jim, New Tab Redirect is confusing. There are about 10 comments related to this issue. Are you responsible for this or anyone in your department? Thank you. Shad
  • (2013-09-17, v:2.0) Privacy?
    Does New Tab Redirect collect any personal information, browsing history, etc? Thanks.
  • (2013-09-14, v:2.0) Privacy?
    Does New Tab Redirect collect any personal information, browsing history, etc? Thanks.
  • (2013-08-29, v:2.0) Quentin Christie: this is shit
    this is useless , can you block me
  • (2013-06-12, v:2.0) Magda Polkowska: new tab
    chcę stare google natychmiast
  • (2013-05-24, v:2.0) reubyn mcnaught: i dose not work
    i set the defult to googel but when i open a new tab it gomes up at the top "redirecting" and never loads plus 2 other tabs come up "vgraber that i did not put there and some other bad tabs pleas feedback [email protected]


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4.0879 (3,378 votes)
Last update / version
2019-07-06 / 3.1.5
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