extension ExtPose

Dark New Tab

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Description from extension meta

A minimalistic grey new tab page for Google Chrome. No external network requests. No analytics. No tracking. No bullshit.

Image from store Dark New Tab
Description from store What? A minimalistic new tab page replacement for Chrome. This empty new tab page fades from black to dark grey; easy on your eyes. Why? 1. Default Chrome new tab page makes network requests and show thumbnail images of previously visited sites 2. Dark New Tab requires minimal system resources; everything is contained in a single HTML file; not a line of JavaScript is loaded and is lightning fast 3. Dark New Tab doesn't blind you with a white page; the background fades from black to a gentle grey 4. I wanted to minimize distractions 5. I want to use Dark New Tab across all my devices 🙂 Pairing Suggestion: Dark New Tab goes well with most dark themes, including "Just Black" dark theme from The Chrome team (Google). https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/just-black/aghfnjkcakhmadgdomlmlhhaocbkloab Source Code: https://github.com/dandydanny/darknewtab

Latest reviews

  • (2022-02-18) Joma Bastos G P: OK3
  • (2022-02-09) Katie Willems: Just turns whole page dark grey. No Google, no shortcuts, no bookmarks.
  • (2022-01-24) Good.
  • (2021-12-17) ollie razdow: I would rather it have an option to disable the unnecessary animation. I will look for a dark grey bew tab extension without any animation added.
  • (2021-11-27) MrManuXZ: Funciona, hace lo que dice. Sencillo.
  • (2021-03-23) Rui LIU: That's it.
  • (2021-03-01) Ahmed Z: Wish it kept the bookmarks bar though.
  • (2021-01-23) Steve Keate: Very handy, I would much rather be presented with a dark new tab when browsing with dark mode off, than have my retinae incinerated by a nuclear blast of white light wh
  • (2021-01-11) なっち: I like this because it doesn't collect extra data. That's excellent!
  • (2021-01-10) Richard Davis: Simple, quick, and to the point. Perfect for dark themes / night time. Thanks for a great extension!
  • (2020-11-01) 王楠: wonderful
  • (2020-10-04) Kamil Przespolewski: Works.
  • (2020-09-29) Владимир Гусев: Good staff )
  • (2020-07-20) Richard Downing: I spent an unhappy hour looking for a BLACK new tab. I get migraine from high contrast and bright screens. Finally I found it. No white, no text, no time display, just beautiful black. Perfection. Thank you!
  • (2020-03-23) QQ Q: No extra permissions + Source Code = 100 points
  • (2020-03-23) -: Just what it says it is. Nice.
  • (2020-03-23) yq zhou: 这就是我要找的
  • (2020-02-02) Steven Niedermeyer: Exactly what I was looking for! No more getting blasted by a white flash when opening new tabs while using Dark Reader. Thank you! Dark Reader and Dark New Tab should cross promote each other ;)
  • (2020-01-17) AntHills: Fantastic!
  • (2019-12-19) Name Last Name: As described. Would be nice of you could skip the animation in options though. But, the default "New tab" in Chrome uses 90MB of memory and is phoning home and this one only uses 16MB.
  • (2019-12-18) Kevin Smith: Does exactly what it says. No blinding flash, just a nice dark tab.
  • (2019-12-02) Ashley Creighton: Best solution I've found. 👍 (though the lengthy animation detracts from the described "minimalistic" experience)
  • (2019-11-27) Eumir Gaspar: Works great as expected. One suggestion is to just make no animation. Plain grey one ;)
  • (2019-11-15) Elshan Musaev: Thank You!
  • (2019-10-18) Jessica Levin: Now I don't have to be blinded at night. Thank you.
  • (2019-08-20) HighTemplarTreant: Works insanely fast. I'm using it on Edge (Dev version) and loads way faster than the default Edge new tab. Edge by default shows you for a split second a full bright new tab before fully loading. With this extension the new tab opens directly dark.
  • (2019-06-24) zeppy13131: Does exactly what it promises. I was using the Empty New Tab Page extension—but after switching to Windows 10's dark theme, plain white tab pages were too glaring, and the extension had no color options. So this is great—thanks! BTW, it does NOT show the bold white text shown here on its main page. (A confusing choice, but developers aren't necessarily marketers, right?)
  • (2019-04-18) Bill Dwyer: Thank you, I really needed this. But, I would prefer a version without the unnecessary color transition animation.
  • (2019-04-18) Radu Velea: Best so far
  • (2019-04-05) Alaura: I love it. Install on everything!
  • (2019-03-30) Mats Sanders: I have dark themes for every site, and every time I opened something in a new tab at night it felt like a flashbang going off. This solves that problem perfectly!
  • (2019-03-13) Laksamadi Guko: Top of the top.
  • (2019-02-07) Sylvan Swierkosz: Makes a new tab open to a black blank screen. Awesome!
  • (2018-10-30) Sam Menzies: The best.
  • (2018-10-12) Charlie Mathews: As described. Fast. Looks fantastic.
  • (2018-08-03) Timothy Ip: Looks really good!
  • (2018-07-23) Varun K: The extension is great. Especially for night readers. It would be great if you also try to enable bookmarks bar on new tab.
  • (2018-06-22) Joshua Chandra: Does exactly what it purports to do. No problems.
  • (2018-04-14) Tuba Lin: This is what I want.A new tab with dark color. No more wait for internet to load new tab with certain website and its DARK looks very comfortable.
  • (2018-02-20) David Ng: Works as expected! No annoying white pages!

Latest issues

  • (2022-06-19, v:1.3) For Lack Of A Better Name: Authorization issue
    It says I don't have access to download your extension. I made sure I was signed in and I tried reloading the page several times. Can you tell me if your extension works with the Brave browser? I am able to use the dark mode extension from the Google extension/app store.
  • (2020-07-19, v:1.2) R Krishna: still see a flicker of white, any idea how to solve that flicker?
    still see a flicker of white, any idea how to solve that flicker?


7,000 history
4.7 (59 votes)
Last update / version
2021-02-14 / 1.3
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