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    Lightbulb Does the Most Visited (New Tab) annoy you - Read on

    I was recently applying my mind to a question that was asked on the Chrome help site about how to disable the content on the New Tab (ie Most Visited).

    http://www.google.com/support/forum/...143f4e18&hl=en

    The solution is a little contrived but I think it works quite well

    Set your Homepage to 'about:blank'

    Options >> On Startup (Open the Homepage) >> Homepage (Open this page) about:blank

    That sorts you getting a blank page when you start Chrome up ...

    If you normally load a number of web sites when you start Chrome up create a folder (eg My Homepage) on your bookmarks bar with your web sites in ....

    Then right click on the folder and Open all bookmarks (in whatever mode you want)

    Clicking on your Chrome shortcut will always then open a window with a blank page

    The beauty of this solution is that you've already got a blank tab open when you need it (as well as your homepages) !!!

    Another thought I had was to have 2 shortcuts, one that opens Chrome in standard mode (obviously with a blank page) and another that opens it in Incognito mode.

    Again a plus point here is that a blank page in incognito mode in a new window is just one click away ...

    You could always have both windows load at startup if you so chose ...



    Let me know what you think People

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    Good ideas!

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    Glad you like it ...

    Got to be honest I'm surprised at just how many posts there are where the author doesn't like this feature ...

    However it would be nice to be able to customise which sites appear (if any)

    Just a silly aside ...

    Opening a blank page first, then your homepages (via my method) seems to load the pages even quicker ...

    Let me know what you think :-)

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    No problem!

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    Default That's neat enough for me

    Thanks for that simple idea. I liked the look of Chrome's "Here's where you like to go" opening page, but tired of it quickly.

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    If you want customizable dials instead of a blank page, there are a couple of websites that offer them.. The one I use and I like the most is Safari Dial (Its really clean, no ads or anything else gets in your way)


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    Hi Stamga ...

    Haven't tried it yet, but looks pretty cool ....

    Mind you, tend not to bother just load my favourite sites at startup (as per my method)

    You definitely keep me on my toes though ... lmao !!

    Just a thought (as your the Moderator man!)

    Wouldn't it be a good idea to start a couple of threads (or blogs here)...

    One called Useful things to do with User Scripts, the other (yes you've guessed it) Useful things to do with Extensions ...

    Can't remember which releases of Chrome both became available in, so would be useful to head them up with something like ...

    These will work on all versions from 0.0.000.0 (stop people posting saying this doesn't work!) ...

    Obviously instructions on how and where to create the necessary folders and of we go ... Yahoo !! :-)

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    What do you mean by 'Useful things to do with'? Do you mean, like a thread that would have all the extensions compatible with a specific Chrome version?


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    Yep, I guess so ....

    Don't think you'd have to be specific to a particular release, User Scripts and Extensions were only supported from a specific version so all you'd need to do is head the thread up with that info ...

    (Not everyone is as adventurous as us and want to be on the latest release all the time !!)

    Something similar to like they have for FF (Uck spit !!) ...

    It was somebody's thread on this site that made me think of it ....

    At the moment we have things like your themes, AdSweep (by the way there's a latest version available www.adsweep.org) and 'hide your Google ID in Chrome' ....

    Thought it might be useful to have something on this site that people could search first before asking a question to the wider forum ...

    I get really p***** off with people posting questions (not just on this site or about Chrome !!) before searching forums with their particular query ....

    Not that anything you do will change this (just thought I'd get it off my chest - lmao)

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    Stamga ....

    Just tried out your Safari Dial and have to say I'm pretty impressed (I take it the other one you was on about was 3x3)...

    If you combine it with that bit of Javascript I posted about the other day for having a blank 'New Page' tab you've got an almost perfect solution ... (I say almost 'cos someone's bound to come up with something they don't like !!) ...

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