The Plus function /new tab has changed, it does not take me to yahoo

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  1. Posts : 166
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    The Plus function /new tab has changed, it does not take me to yahoo


    Normally, when I click on the plus sign for a new tab, I get the yahoo start page.

    But this afternoon, I clicked on the plus sign and now I get what appears to be a google start page with several shortcuts for several of the bookmarks I have posted in my bookmarks bar.

    When I hit the plus sign, and get the bookmarked shortcut apps, it still says yahoo in the search bar (see the attachment ). It does not say yahoo directly, but it has the yahoo icon in purple in the search bar.

    I don't know why this change occurred unless it was an update I am not aware of.
    I checked my Settings.......Advanced Settings.......Manage Search Engines.....and I checked my default, but yahoo is still my primary search engine.

    I also deleted a few of the additional search engines I acquired.

    Yahoo is my default search engine.
    Google is my default browser.


    If I want to go to yahoo, I have to hit the shortcut on the bookmarks bar.
    How do I delete the current function and be able to go to yahoo after I hit the plus sign.
    I know yahoo is not the preferred search engine, but I like the current news and weather that they have on their start page that I don't find somewhere else.
    How can I return to the previous setup?

    Thanks
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    RaymondWindoz10 said:
    Normally, when I click on the plus sign for a new tab, I get the yahoo start page... now I get what appears to be a google start page...
    ...How can I return to the previous setup?
    What you are getting is the default Chrome new tab page. What you had before was a custom new tab page. Apparently...
    ... this is not a built-in feature in Chrome, so we need to install an extension...
    https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/1141...ges-in-chrome/

    Sounds like you had an extension to modify the new tab page but it is now not working, disabled or uninstalled. Have you reinstalled or reset Chrome recently?
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  3. Edwin's Avatar
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    Alternatively, you could bookmark the desired page then Ctrl+Shift+left-click the bookmark to open in a new tab...

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  4. Posts : 166
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    Bree said:
    What you are getting is the default Chrome new tab page. What you had before was a custom new tab page. Apparently... https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/1141...ges-in-chrome/
    Sounds like you had an extension to modify the new tab page but it is now not working, disabled or uninstalled. Have you reinstalled or reset Chrome recently?
    Actually, I did update Chrome a few days ago. I got a message in the upper right corner that said ......update Chrome and that is what I did.

    I have never had a problem with updates before.
    But it seems like Google might be trying to override yahoo and other sites to increase the use of Google.

    I know yahoo is not nearly as popular as it was several years ago, but I still like the format with the news and links for finance and sports at the top. And although I have several mail addresses, my yahoo email is still my 'go -to ' address.

    I tried the link you provided but the author provided a link to replace the extension and it does not work.
    I'll try to find another link.

    Thanks for your help.
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  5. Posts : 166
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    Edwin said:
    Alternatively, you could bookmark the desired page then Ctrl+Shift+left-click the bookmark to open in a new tab...
    I have yahoo bookmarked already.
    It's in the middle of the bookmark bar for convenience.

    I have so many bookmarks already, I can't add anymore. Check the attachment......I have a lot of them....:)
    But they are the ones I use the most often , so .........that is what they are there for.
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  6. bro67's Avatar
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    It is about how you want the new pages to open as when you open a new tab, has zero to do with your search engine that you choose.
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  7. Edwin's Avatar
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    RaymondWindoz10 said:
    ......I have so many bookmarks already, I can't add anymore.
    Then you want a browser where you can set a custom New Tab URL...

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  8. Posts : 166
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    Edwin said:
    Then you want a browser where you can set a custom New Tab URL...

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    Cent Browser
    I am okay with the browser I have and the bookmarks.

    You can always add another row of bookmarks with most browsers, but I am okay with one.

    Now......if you go to "other bookmarks" , I have about 50 stored there.

    Most of them are bookmarked because they looked interesting and I thought it would be a good place to reference them. But, I gotta admit that I rarely use most of them.

    I made the changes you suggested and I deleted all the apps that showed up on the new page but it still does not work.

    If I hit the plus sign now......I get a blank page with a blue Y (YAHOO ). I don't get the Y sign or any other trademark / bookmark sign with anything else.

    If I hit the yahoo bookmark or anything else......Twitter, Drudge, Zerohedge, Stocktwits.....etc...I don't get the trademarked sign, I just get the web address.

    I am still trying to find a way around it.

    Thanks
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  9. Posts : 166
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    Any more suggestions ?
    I'll try anything.
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  10. Edwin's Avatar
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    RaymondWindoz10 said:
    Any more suggestions ?
    I'll try anything.
    Just use an extension...

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