I’ve never found the default “New Tab” page very useful, except when I accidentally close a tab here and there. Then I figured out to pin Favorites and it got more useful.
I’ve never found the default “New Tab” page very useful, except when I accidentally close a tab here and there. That said, if you look close, there are a few other options on the page that can be configured. Follow along below for a quick tour of some of these options.
How to Pin your Favorite Sites to the New Tab Screen on Chrome
To get started, open chrome to a new blank tab. Google Chrome, by default, will list your most visited websites in order from top-left to bottom-right. Hover your mouse over a thumbnail that belongs to each website to display 2 commonly unknown options: Pin and Remove. If you want Chrome to reflect your Most visited websites literally, you can leave it as is. However, Chrome isn’t the brightest and will commonly show dupe sites and things like Login pages you might not want to be listed.
Customizing the Most Visited section of the New Tab page in Chrome
Customizing the Most visited section of the New Tab page for Google Chrome is simple and quick.
- Remove Unwanted Websites
- Sticky (Pin) Your Favorites
- Then Restore all removed thumbnails.
- If you want to change up the order, click and drag each website thumbnail to the spot you want it in.
Stay tuned this week for another great quick tip involving the Google Chrome “New Tab” page.