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    Enable or Disable New Tab Page Material Design UI in Google Chrome

    How to Enable or Disable New Tab Page Material Design UI in Google Chrome
    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    12 Sep 2019
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    How to Enable or Disable New Tab Page Material Design UI in Google Chrome


    This tutorial is no longer valid in the latest Google Chrome.



    Google Chrome has a new Material Design refresh UI. This new UI comes with many new changes such as round curved tabs, round edges of address bar, color changes, etc.

    The new Material Design refresh UI has also been applied to the New Tab page with round edged search box and small website thumbnails with their favicons. You can also add and customize (edit) shortcuts and change the background on the New Tab page.

    The new Material Design refresh UI doesn't get applied to the New Tab page if you selected to use the Bing search engine.

    If you don't like the Material Design UI on the New Tab page in Chrome, you can set the New Tab Page Material Design UI experimental flag to disable it and restore the classic New Tab page.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the new Material Design UI on the New Tab page in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: New Tab Page Material Design UI Enabled and Disabled in Google Chrome
    Enable or Disable New Tab Page Material Design UI in Google Chrome-chrome_new_tab_page_material_design_enabled.jpg Enable or Disable New Tab Page Material Design UI in Google Chrome-chrome_new_tab_page_material_design_disabled.jpg



    Here's How:

    1. Open Google Chrome.

    2. Copy and paste the link below into the address bar of Chrome, and press Enter.

    chrome://flags/#ntp-ui-md

    3. Select Default (enabled) or Disabled for what you want in the New Tab Page Material Design UI flag drop down menu. (see screenshot below)

    4. Click/tap on the RELAUNCH NOW button at the bottom to apply.

    Enable or Disable New Tab Page Material Design UI in Google Chrome-chrome_new_tab_page_material_design.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #1

    I've tried this setting but it just won't work for me. I also set chrome://flags/#top-chrome-md to Normal to show tabs in the old style. Is that why the new UI isn't displaying?
    Last edited by Brink; 10 Sep 2018 at 10:25. Reason: added link
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
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       #2

    Hello @Steve C,

    I just tested with the chrome://flags/#top-chrome-md flag set to "Normal" and the New Tab Page Material Design UI flag in this tutorial set to "Default", and it's working for me.

    Do you have any other flags set?

    If you haven't already, see if toggling the search engine to say "Bing" and back to "Google" may help.

    Change Default Search Engine in Google Chrome in Windows | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello @Steve C,

    I just tested with the chrome://flags/#top-chrome-md flag set to "Normal" and the New Tab Page Material Design UI flag in this tutorial set to "Default", and it's working for me.

    Do you have any other flags set?

    If you haven't already, see if toggling the search engine to say "Bing" and back to "Google" may help.

    Change Default Search Engine in Google Chrome in Windows | Windows 10 Tutorials
    I've just been toggling those flags on/off and I now have the old style tabs but the new UI style elsewhere.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       #4

    It's working for you now?
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  5. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #5

    Brink said:
    It's working for you now?
    No. When I restarted Chrome I have the old style tabs and old UI despite enabling chrome://flags/#ntp-ui-md
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       #6

    I must admit that I'm not sure why you don't see the new UI without any other flags set.
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  7. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #7

    Brink said:
    I must admit that I'm not sure why you don't see the new UI without any other flags set.
    See below the flags I've set and the Chrome page as displayed. I see the old style tabs but not the new style UI.
    Enable or Disable New Tab Page Material Design UI in Google Chrome-image.png
    Enable or Disable New Tab Page Material Design UI in Google Chrome-image.png
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,561
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
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       #8

    Setting the New Tab Page Material Design UI flag back to "Default" should allow it.
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  9. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 5,226
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #9

    Brink said:
    Setting the New Tab Page Material Design UI flag back to "Default" should allow it.
    It is basically working now but there is a weird problem. I've set the new tab page to Google which shows this correctly:
    Enable or Disable New Tab Page Material Design UI in Google Chrome-image.png
    However, when I start Chrome I've set up to go to Google which displays in the old UI style. It also does this when I select Home which is also set to Google. That's what's been confusing me. Is this a bug?
    Enable or Disable New Tab Page Material Design UI in Google Chrome-image.png
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