I know it's impossible currently to set Chrome's new tab page as about:blank, since Chrome

a) doesn't offer the option to set a custom new tab page, and

b) doesn't have an about:config page like Firefox does.

So, I got to thinking maybe there's an addon that can do it. Or, at least, you know, emulate it to some extent.


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Use Empty new tab page extension. Does exactly as the way you want it leave the page fully blank.

With this extension, new tabs display a blank page instead of the usual new tab page with thumbnails.

  • So does this extension just set the new tab page as about:blank, or does it do something else? Commented Nov 5, 2015 at 18:01

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