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    Default Chrome tests an updated New Tab page

    Info found at http://googlesystem.blogspot.com

    Chromium, the open source version of Google Chrome, includes a more customizable new tab page. You can easily pin, remove and reorder thumbnails without having to enter in the edit mode. Pinned items are always displayed in the new tab page, which now shows only 8 thumbnails, even if they're no longer frequently visited.

    The list of search engines and the recent bookmarks have been removed and there's a new section of recent activities that includes recently-closed tabs and recent downloads. Another new section is called "recommendations", but it's still a work in progress.

    You can hide the thumbnails, hide the list of recent activities and the recommendations if you don't find them useful.

    The updated tab page is not yet ready to be released, but you can enable it if you have a recent Chromium build (Windows, Mac, Linux) by editing the desktop shortcut and adding the following flag in the target field:

    --new-new-tab-page

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    As long as they don't allow redirection, CustomNewTab will still have it's uses ;P

    As a warning however, CustomNewTab v0.4 will most likely be incompatible with this build.

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    Hey, I was about to post the same thing good thing I checked. Anyway here's a video that shows a little about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akKGNlyyYSw
    And here's a couple of links with more info. Download Squad Review, and VHXN Review.


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    I've been playing around with this on my linux machine and it definitely looks snazzy. I see this idea sticking in Chrome since it mixes the most visited sites idea with the speed dial idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilslackey View Post
    I see this idea sticking in Chrome since it mixes the most visited sites idea with the speed dial idea.
    I agree with you on that. I hope that I can put searches in the "Even More" box because that's the only feature I don't want to see replaced with the new idea. Other then that I can't wait for it.


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    Ohh, so that's what the new images in the theme .dll are for...


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    I had a talk with Aaron Boodman today and he said you arent supposed to be able to inject custom scripts in chrome:// pages..

    I guess CNT won't work once they 'fix' this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrax View Post
    I had a talk with Aaron Boodman today and he said you arent supposed to be able to inject custom scripts in chrome:// pages..

    I guess CNT won't work once they 'fix' this.
    Neither will my object browser, which will break the theme browser entirely.
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