Google recently updated Chrome with a new “new tab” page that shows all your most visited pages every time you open a new tab, and needless to say not everyone’s excited to see their most viewed sites every time they open a tab. Thankfully, Computerworld shows you how to switch it back.
It’s not just the obnoxious most visited pages tab that’s annoying in the new “new tab” page. It’s also a redundant search bar and the fact “recent tabs” are hidden away. You can switch back to the old view easily though:
- Type chrome://flags into the address bar.
- Search for the option labelled “Enable Instant Extended API”.
- Change it from “Default” to “Disabled”.
- Restart Chrome.
That should fix the problem and get you back to the old Chrome “new tab” page.
How to switch back to Chrome’s old ‘New Tab’ page [Computerworld]