extension ExtPose

Geekbox: new tab page

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Override the new tab page with a different one

Image from store Geekbox: new tab page
Description from store It's yet another replacement New Tab page. ************************************** UPDATE: v0.2 Have added ability to set a default search engine. Syntax is: @ /q which would set your default to DuckDuckGo. Just searching for @ will clear it and you'll be back to Google as default. Preference is only set in localstorage, so if you delete that you'll have to reset it. There's more about this in the help section (search for ? to access help). Searching for #examplesearch will now route directly to Twitter. ! flip gets you a randomized Yes! or No! P.S. I have a new version that looks very different, handles things a little differently and has day of the week based lists instead of just one. Would you prefer I make it an update or launch it as a new extension? Let me know in the comments and we'll see if we can find a consensus. ************************************** It's light and fast and keeps itself fairly limited in scope. It offers one-click access to Apps page as well as Downloads, Extensions, History, Bookmarks, Settings, and Clear Browsing Data. The search box on the page is set to search Google by default, but it works like a command line switch, so prefacing a search with /w would search Wikipedia instead, using /q would search DuckDuckGo. There's about 20 search options in total. I made this because I got tired of searching Google to go to Wikipedia and other sites. So, /v kittehs for YouTube /w Wittgenstein for Wikipedia /h Snowden for Huffington Post and so on. The full list is in the built-in help section. If you want to suggest search engines to be added or removed: https://twitter.com/dev_xmark When you install the extension you have the option of creating two folders within bookmarks (no choice of name). Any bookmarks you place in those folders will show up on the page. It doesn't support nested subfolders. You don't have to use these if you don't want to, but if you do just run a search for: ! runbookmarks to install the folders. Remember that you can edit the name of a bookmark by right-clicking on it and choosing 'edit'. That's the name that shows up on the screen. Also pulls a list of what Google thinks is your 10 most visited sites and puts that in the page too. There's a mind-numbingly easy ToDo list and a quick scribble notepad that both rely on local storage. Click in to edit, click out to save. Simples. All of the stuff mentioned above is shown on the page unless you search for: ! hide in which case it's all hidden away from view until you search for: ! show when you get to see it all again. Hide and Show are stored in local storage, so they persist on the next tab too. There's a fairly basic password generator built in there. So running a search for: ! password + 18 will generate an 18-character password containing uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols. ! easypassword + 18 will do the same thing, but without symbols. You can search for: ! mailbox which will generate a random 20-character chain and takes you to the corresponding freshly created Mailinator account. Searching for: ? gets you the basic built in help hints. ? works on a toggle so hitting return a second time hides it. ! where will try to geolocate and show you where you are. Please note ********************************* This extension doesn't sync with anything, send anything anywhere, call on any external resources other than Chrome's bookmarks api and topSites list. Nor does it require you to sign up for anything. Essentially I have kept it all as private as I could. It even helps you not route all of your searches through...well, you get the idea. In the interests of disclosure, this does use jQuery but there's no external calls. It uses a minified version contained within the extension files. No external image calls. VERY BIG WARNING ********************************* There's a nuke from space option. Searching for: ! delete will clear all of the local storage items belonging to the tab. No warnings, no confirmations, no recovery - just gone. Have you really read this far? Wow. Hi & thank you :) https://twitter.com/dev_xmark

Latest reviews

  • (2014-07-21) Blake: Simple & beautiful. Love it, thank you! I do wish I could change the default search engine though :/
  • (2014-05-29) nice but i can't change my search engine to DDG
  • (2014-03-17) nice extension.. but still needs more customization


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4.0 (3 votes)
Last update / version
2014-08-25 / 0.2
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