Enable or Disable New Tab Page Customization Menu in Google Chrome  

    Enable or Disable New Tab Page Customization Menu in Google Chrome

    Enable or Disable New Tab Page Customization Menu in Google Chrome

    How to Enable or Disable New Tab Page Customization Menu version 2 in Google Chrome
    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    26 Apr 2021
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    How to Enable or Disable New Tab Page Customization Menu version 2 in Google Chrome


    The New Tab Page Customize menu version 2 is now enabled by default in Google Chrome when you have Google set as your default search engine, and can no longer be disabled.



    When you have Google set as your default search engine in Google Chrome, you can open a New Tab page Ctrl+N in Google Chrome and click/tap on the Customize button at the bottom to see the New Tab page customization menu.

    Starting with Google Chrome 77, you can enable to use an updated second version of the New Tab page customization menu.

    The second version of the New Tab page customization menu still allows you to change the Background of the New Tab page, but it adds a new Shortcuts menu that allows you to select to show My shortcuts, Most visited sites, or Hide shortcuts on the New Tab page in Google Chrome.

    When you enable the second version of the New Tab page customization menu, you can also enable showing the Color and Theme menu in the New Tab page customization menu if wanted. The Color and Theme menu allows you to change the Google Chrome browser color scheme using a color you select. You can select from a number of preset colors, the default color, or a custom color.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable using the second version of the New Tab page customization menu in Google Chrome.


    EXAMPLE: Enabled or Disabled Second version of the New Tab page customization menu in Google Chrome
    Enable or Disable New Tab Page Customization Menu in Google Chrome-chrome_v2_new_tab_customization_menu-1.jpg Enable or Disable New Tab Page Customization Menu in Google Chrome-chrome_v2_new_tab_customization_menu-2.jpg
    Enable or Disable New Tab Page Customization Menu in Google Chrome-chrome_default_new_tab_customization_menu.jpg



    Here's How:

    1 Open Google Chrome. (see screenshot below)

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

    chrome://flags/#ntp-customization-menu-v2

    3 Select Default (same as disabled), Enabled, or Disabled for what you want for the NTP customization menu version 2 setting.

    4 Click/tap on the Relaunch Now button at the bottom to apply.

    Enable or Disable New Tab Page Customization Menu in Google Chrome-chrome_ntp_cusomtization_menu_version_2.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Cesare's Avatar
    Posts : 233
    Windows 10
       #1

    I am using Google Chrome 90 and the NTP customization menu version 2 option is not available. What is wrong?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 57,092
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21382
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Cesare said:
    I am using Google Chrome 90 and the NTP customization menu version 2 option is not available. What is wrong?
    Hello,

    The New Tab Page Customize menu version 2 is now enabled by default in Google Chrome when you have Google set as your default search engine, and can no longer be disabled.
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  3. Cesare's Avatar
    Posts : 233
    Windows 10
       #3

    Ah, OK.
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