How to add a website shortcut to a browser's New Tab window
All modern Internet browsers allow you to create bookmarks for your favorite websites. Bookmarks are then accessed through a bookmark or settings menu, or on a bookmark toolbar often located below the browser's address bar .
However, browsers provide another option for quick access to your favorite websites. When adding a new tab in a browser, you can add and access website shortcuts, providing an alternative option to bookmarking a website.
To add a website shortcut to the New Tab window, select your browser in the list below and follow the instructions.
Mozilla firefox, microsoft edge.
To add a website shortcut to Chrome's New Tab window, follow the steps below.
- Open the Chrome browser.
- If you have a homepage configured for Chrome, that homepage opens. Click the plus ( + ) icon to the right of the browser tab at the top of the window. If no homepage is configured, Chrome opens with a blank new tab.
- On the New Tab window, click the Add shortcut option below the Search Google or type a URL text field.
- In the Add shortcut window, enter the name of the website in the Name field ( A ), and enter the website address in the URL field ( B ). Click Done ( C ) to add the shortcut.
To add a website shortcut to Firefox's New Tab window, follow the steps below.
- Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
- If you have a homepage configured for Firefox, that homepage opens. Click the plus ( + ) icon to the right of the browser tab at the top of the window. If no homepage is configured, Firefox opens with a blank new tab.
- On the New Tab window, below the Search with Google or enter address text field, move your cursor over one of the empty white squares.
- Click the pencil icon that appears near the upper-right corner of that white square.
- In the New Shortcut window, enter the name of the website in the Name field ( A ), and enter the website address in the URL field ( B ). Click Done ( C ) to add the shortcut.
To add a website shortcut to Edge's New Tab window, follow the steps below.
- Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
- If you have a homepage configured for Edge, that homepage opens. Click the plus ( + ) icon to the right of the browser tab at the top of the window. If no homepage is configured, Edge opens with a blank new tab.
- On the New Tab window, click the Add a site icon below the Search the web text field.
- In the Add a website window, enter the name of the website in the Name field ( A ), and enter the website address in the URL field ( B ). Click Add ( C ) to add the shortcut.
In Safari, when you add a bookmark to a website, that bookmark is added to the New Tab window automatically. There is no option for adding a website shortcut to the New Tab window without bookmarking the website.
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To add a website shortcut to Opera's start page, also called the Speed Dial tab, follow the steps below.
- Open the Opera browser.
- On the start page that opens, click the Add a site option below the Search the web text field.
- In the Add to Opera window, enter the website address in the text field ( A ), then click the Add to Opera button ( B ) to add the shortcut.
- The website address is set as the new shortcut's name. To set a different name for that website shortcut, move your cursor over the shortcut box on the start page. Click the ellipsis icon that appears in the upper-right corner of that shortcut box, and select Edit in the pop-up menu.
- An edit shortcut window opens. In the Name field, enter a new name for the website shortcut, then click OK .
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Incredible Start Page
First, consider adding Incredible Start Page to Google Chrome from here . Press the + Free button on the extension’s page to add it to browser. When you’ve added it to Chrome, click the New tab button on the tab bar to open Incredible Start Page in the shot directly below.
So now you have a New Tab page with all your bookmarked sites, app shortcuts and most visited site hyperlinks on it. They’re organized into three separate tabs within the page that you can click on to open shortcut lists. Also at the top of the page is a search box where users can enter keywords in to find bookmarked pages and shortcuts. On the left of the tab is a notepad and a handy list of recently closed tabs.
Click Theme Options at the bottom left to open some extra customization options. There you can add alternative background colors to the page by clicking one of the color palette boxes at the top. Below that you can select alternative wallpapers for the shortcut box by selecting Clouds , Sunset , Nature or Star . Then choose an image from the drop-down list. Alternatively, select Custom and press Choose file to add one of your own photos.
Select Advanced Options for some extra settings. Then choose a new font for the notepad by clicking the Notepad Font drop-down list. In addition, you can also configure the number of columns included on the My Apps, My Bookmarks and Most Visited Apps tabs.
There are a few weather extensions for Chrome, and Currently is one that adds forecasts to the browser’s New Tab page. Open this page and click the + Free button to add it to the browser. Then open your New Tab page as shown in the shot directly below.
So now you have some weather forecasts on the page below a clock and date. There are absolutely no shortcuts, which is one disadvantage of this extension. Click the WU See Forecasts option at the top right of the page to open more detailed forecasts.
Press the hamburger button at the top left to open more settings for Currently. Click Options to open further forecast and clock settings. Then you can select a Location drop-down list from which you can switch the weather forecasts to alternative regions by clicking Custom . Enter the region details in the text box.
To alter the page backgrounds, click Themes . Then you choose alternative background colors by selecting Currently 2.0 or Classic . Select a color from the palette and press the Save button to add it. There are also further theme options you can choose, but they have extra charges.
Modern New Tab Page
This is an extension that adds a tiled layout of shortcuts to Chrome’s New Tab page. Add the extension to your browser by pressing the + Free button on this page . Thereafter, open your New Tab page in Chrome, which should match the one shown directly below.
Now you have a page with customizable tiles that open websites. The page also includes Apps , Bookmarks and Recently closed buttons that open your browser apps, bookmarked sites and any closed tabs.
To add new sites to the page, you can press the + button on the right. That will open a Tile configurations window where you can enter a URL in the Site URL text below. Below that enter a title for it in the Site name box and then choose an image for the tile. If you don’t have any suitable pictures, press the from a list of images button to select one from there. Press the Save button to close window and add the tile.
You can also adjust the page’s color scheme and background. Press the cog icon at top right and Colors to open color scheme options. Then choose alternative colors from there. Select Background image and click here to upload your image to add background wallpaper to the page.
Awesome New Tab Page
Awesome New Tab page is another extension that adds a more tiled layout to Chrome’s New Tab page. This is the extension’s page from which you can it to the browser. Once added to the browser, your New Tab page should be something like the one in the snapshot directly below.
So the page now has a grid layout with boxes that you can add site shortcuts, apps and widgets to. To edit this page, first click the Unlock padlock icon on the left toolbar. Click an empty square on the grid to open the window below (or select the pencil icon to edit shortcuts already on the page).
Enter a site title in the Name box and input a URL for it in the text box below that. Note that it must include an http:// before the www. Then press the X close button to add the shortcut.
Press the Apps button on the left toolbar to add apps. Then you can drag an app from the window onto an empty square on the grid when the page is unlocked . You can add widgets to the page much the same; but select Widgets on the toolbar instead of Apps .
To adjust the background on Awesome New Tab page, select the Configure cog icon on the toolbar. Then click the Background tab from which you can choose alternative colors or wallpaper. Press Change Background Color to add new colors and Upload Image to select wallpaper.
Infinity New Tab
Infinity New Tab is one of the best New Tab page extensions for Google Chrome quite simply because you can add almost any sort of shortcut to it. It’s totally flexible and has a great layout and design. You can install it from this Chrome Store page . When you’ve added Infinity New Tab to the browser, your New Tab page will be as shown below.
The extension transforms the New Tab page with a series of circular shortcuts and a more extensive search engine bar at the top. The page includes shortcuts, otherwise speed dials, to cloud applications, apps, your bookmark list and a notepad you can add notes to. Press the left and right arrow keys to scroll through the page.
You can add something to this page by pressing the + button at the top right. That will open the sidebar in the shot directly below from which you can select a variety of cloud applications and apps under numerous categories. To add a basic website shortcut, click Custom , enter the URL in the Feedback text box, select an icon color and press the Add Item button.
You can quickly add a random background to the page by pressing the Get a random wallpaper button at the bottom right. To add your own photos to the page, you press the + button, select Settings > Theme and then click Select Image beside Local Wallpaper . Or select an Automatic Wallpaper Update option just above that setting to include more random Bing or Infinity backgrounds.
If you click Settings > General from the sidebar you can select further options for the shortcut icons. For example, drag the Icons Border Radius bar there further left to add square shortcuts. Alternatively, adjust the number of shortcuts included by selecting the Number of Items grid options.
Those are five extensions that will overhaul Google Chrome’s New Tab page. They give the page an entirely new layout, add loads more shortcuts to it as well as extra customization options. If you ask me, Infinity New Tab is the best of them as it has more extensive settings than the others. For further details on how you can customize the Firefox New Tab page, check out this TechJunkie article .
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How to Customize a New Tab Page in Chrome
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- With stock image: In Chrome, select the three dot menu in the upper-right corner > New Tab > Customize > Background tab. Choose a category. Select a thumbnail > Done .
- With your image: In Chrome, select File > New Tab > Customize > Upload from device . Locate the image and select Open .
This article explains how to customize a new tab page in Chrome using a Chrome stock image or by uploading one of your own images. It includes information on using extensions to customize a New Tab page.
Customize the Chrome New Tab Page Background With a Stock Image
Google Chrome is a popular, secure, and powerful web browser that offers many customization options. When you open a new tab in Chrome, you may want to personalize the page's look and feel.
Changing the Chrome New Tab page is different from changing the Chrome Homepage , which is the page that opens when you enable the Chrome Home button.
One way to change the background image on a Chrome New Tab page is to use one of Chrome's stock images.
In Chrome, open a new tab by selecting the three dot menu in the upper-right corner > New Tab .
Alternatively, select the plus sign at the top of the Chrome window to quickly open a new tab, or press Ctrl + T (Windows and Linux) or Command + T (Mac).
Select Customize from the lower-right corner of the page.
Select the Background tab.
Select an image category, such as Textures , Landscapes , Art , or Seascapes .
Select an image thumbnail , and then select Done .
You've set a new background image for your Chrome New Tab page.
Customize the Chrome New Tab Page Background With Your Image
It's also easy to choose from your photos and images when setting a background picture for your Chrome New Tab page.
In Chrome, open a new tab by selecting File > New Tab .
Select Upload from device .
Navigate to the image you want to use on your device, and then select Open .
You've set your new background image using your own photo.
At any time, go back and select No background from the Categories menu to revert the New Tab page to its default.
Change the New Tab Page Using Chrome Extensions
Various Chrome extensions allow you to add or change your New Tab page's background image and functionality. There are New Tab extensions that remove website shortcuts, add productivity tools, greet you with inspirational quotes, share the weather and news, and more. Here's how to find and add a New Tab extension.
It's best to add only one New Tab extension at a time because more than one can cause errors and degrade functionality.
Navigate to the Chrome Web Store .
Type "new tab" into the search bar and then press Enter or Return on the keyboard.
Select Extensions from the menu on the left.
Browse the available extensions and select the one you'd like to try. In this example, we'll add Homey: Productivity Start Page .
After you select an extension, you'll go to its page. Select Add to Chrome .
Select Add Extension to confirm.
The extension's icon is added to your Chrome toolbar. Select it to launch the extension.
Explore your New Tab page extension's features and customization functionality.
How to Uninstall a New Tab Extension
If you change your mind about a Chrome New Tab extension, it's easy to remove it and go back to a previous New Tab page background image.
From the upper-right corner of the Chrome window, select More (three dots) and then select Settings .
Select Extensions .
Locate the extension and then select Remove .
Select Remove to confirm.
You've successfully removed the extension.
Your New Tab page reverts to your previously set image, and you don't have access to any of the extension's features.
To restore the Chrome New Tab default page, select the Edit icon (pen) from the lower-right corner.
Select No Background and then select Done to revert to Chrome's default New Tab page.
You're back to Chrome's default New Tab page. Select Customize at any time to make changes.
You can also customize the New Tab page by removing shortcuts .
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How to Change the New Tab Page in Google Chrome
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Most of the time, Google’s default Chrome New Tab Page setting fits the bill for users. But what happens if you decide to customize this page according to your personal preference? If this sounds like a change you want to make, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, we’re going to provide you with detailed instructions on how to change your New Tab Page in Chrome. You’ll also learn about other customization options – such as changing your New Tab Page background and thumbnails, and much more.
How to Change the New Tab Page in Google Chrome?
Before we get into details, let’s make things clear. By default, Google’s Chrome New Tab Page includes a Google logo, a search bar, and thumbnails of your most visited websites. You get here by opening a New Tab. This is NOT your Homepage (the one you’re redirected to when you click on the home icon) or your startup page (the one that loads at startup).
Changing your Homepage in Chrome can quickly be done through the Settings page. However, changing the New Tab Page involves adding a new player to the game – a Chrome extension. You can browse for extensions in Chrome’s Web Store .
When it comes to customizing your default New Tab Page without extensions, there’s little you can do about it. What you can do is remove certain thumbnails you don’t find useful:
- Hover over the page thumbnail you wish to remove.
- Click on the X sign that shows on the tile’s top right-hand corner.
You can also change the background image for your New Tab Page, which we will explain below in the section called How to Change the New Tab Page Background in Chrome .
The Best New Tab Extensions in Chrome
If you want to customize your New Tab Page in Chrome, your best option is to dive into the Web Store’s Extensions . We’ve sorted them out according to ratings and the number of users to present you with the four best extensions out there.
One of the most widely used Chrome New Tab extensions lets you personalize your dashboard by adding a to-do list, daily focus, and other useful productivity features. This extension has a 4.5-star rating and is used by over three million users worldwide.
Leoh New Tab
Leoh New Tab is the highest-rated extension you’ll find in the Store at the moment. It has an average rating of 4.7 stars and is used by more than 50,000 users.
Infinity New Tab
Tab for a Cause
You should be aware that the new tabs you open with this extension will contain ads, and your data might be collected to show more relevant ads.
How to Replace the New Tab Page With an Extension in Chrome?
To replace your New Tab Page with an extension, you have to add one to your browser first. Here’s how the whole process works:
- Usually, there will be a short setup process. Just follow the instructions, and your extension will be ready to use in no time.
How to Change Thumbnails on a New Tab Page in Chrome?
The thumbnails you see on your New Tab Page in Chrome are actually shortcuts to your most visited websites. If you don’t like the way they’re ordered, you can drag and drop a specific thumbnail to a preferred position. You can also remove a thumbnail you don’t like by following the steps below:
- Hover over the thumbnail you wish to remove.
You can also rename thumbnails or change their URL links:
- Hover over the thumbnail you wish to edit.
- Make edits according to your preferences.
How to Change the New Tab Page Background in Chrome?
There are two ways to change the new tab page background in Chrome. One of them involves using Chrome’s stock photos, and another one lets you upload a picture from your computer. Both are straightforward and include similar steps.
Use Chrome’s Stock Photo
Use Your Computer’s Photo
When you open a new tab in Chrome, you’ll see a new background picture.
How to Set New Tab as Your Homepage in Chrome?
By default, your Homepage and New Tab pages will be different unless you customize them otherwise.
Here’s how to set a New Tab Page as your Homepage in Chrome:
This will set your Homepage as a New Tab page in Chrome.
How to Change the New Tab Back to Default in Chrome?
Maybe you added a new extension you don’t like or simply want to go back to your default New Tab Page design. Fortunately, this is an easy and quick change:
This will now revert your New Tab Page in Chrome back to default.
How to Display a Blank Page on New Tab in Chrome?
Maybe you’re looking for a more minimalist approach for your browser and decided to change your New Page tab to a blank one. Luckily, this is a relatively straightforward process. It involves adding this Blank New Tab extension . Follow these steps for instructions on how to do so:
The extension is now automatically added. The next time you open up a new tab, it will display as a blank page.
Here are some more questions to help you get the most out of this topic.
How Do I Change What My New Tab Page Opens On?
Your default New Tab page will display a Google logo and search bar, followed by thumbnail tiles of your most visited websites. If you want to change this setting, you can download an extension from the Chrome Web Store .
How Do I Set Google as My New Tab Page?
By default, Chrome’s New Tab page will feature a Google search bar along with thumbnails of your most visited websites. However, if you don’t want your New Tab Page to show the thumbnails, you can simply remove them and have a clear Google interface. Alternatively, you can add this extension and add Google as your default New Tab page URL.
How Do I Change the Default Chrome New Tab?
If you want to change to a fresh New Tab page in Chrome, you need to add Chrome extensions . In case you want to make changes to your existing default New Tab page, know that you can only change its background and reposition, remove, and edit the thumbnail tiles.
Customize Your Chrome Tabs
Changing your New Tab page in Chrome can come as a light wind of change for your daily browsing activities. Whether you’re bored of its default setting or you’re up for a more minimalist approach, this article has got you covered. We’ve shown you some of the most popular extensions that will take your Chrome browsing experience to the next level.
Which Chrome New Tab extension best fits your needs or personal preferences? Share your experiences in the comments section below.
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4 ways to customize Google Chrome’s new tab page
Learn how to use Chrome's newly updated built-in customization tools, or use an extension instead.
By Justin Pot | Updated Jun 11, 2023 9:05 AM EDT
Google Chrome’s new tab page is a bit cluttered. Not so long ago, it featured only the search bar and a few rows of icons, but now you can see cards suggesting recipes alongside advertisements for Google products. And this is all happening below a search box you don’t actually need since you’re likely using the address bar for that anyway.
The good news is that Chrome gives you some flexibility to customize the new tab page, so you can have it looking a lot cleaner within seconds. And if you find that doesn’t cut it for you, there are a few third-party extensions that can replace the new tab page entirely.
Change the default new tab page on Google Chrome
In its latest update , the Big G introduced a more intuitive way to customize its browser. Start by opening a new tab in Chrome and clicking the pencil icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. This used to open an emerging window, but now you’ll see a new side panel to the right of the interface. There you can change the background image for the page, the information cards, and even Chrome’s color palette and theme.
Start by clicking Change theme to select a new background. There are a few built-in options, most of which are image collections accompanied by matching colors that change every day. Chrome currently offers 14 photo themes to choose from, including some featuring Black, Latinx, or LGBTQ artists, geometric forms, or pictures of the Earth. If you can’t find anything you like, you can scroll down to access the Chrome Web Store, where you’ll find more themes to download for free. If you get bored easily, this is a simple way to rotate different and beautiful images without having to think about it much.
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If you don’t want to apply an entirely new theme, you can use a photo saved to your computer—including an animated GIF. Just click Upload image from the Change theme menu, and find the file you’d like to use as the background of the new tab page. If you want to add more pizzaz to your browser, you can replace Chrome’s light gray color theme by using the color swatches back in the Appearance menu. You have 15 shades to choose from, but if nothing is to your liking, you can use the eye drop tool (it’s the last swatch) to choose the perfect hue—just move the slider along the chromatic spectrum and have your pick, or type the RGB code if you know it. If you don’t like the changes, you can always go back and start again by clicking Reset to Classic Chrome.
Now, let’s get rid of some clutter. Under Shortcuts , you can decide what to make of the two rows of icons you see right below the search bar. You can use them to show your own customized set of webpage shortcuts (select My shortcuts ), or automatically display the sites you visit most often (select Most visited sites ). If neither of those options works and you just want a cleaner look, Chrome also gives you the ability to remove these icons entirely—just turn off the toggle switch next to Show shortcuts .
You can do the same with the cards that show up at the bottom of the new tab page—click the toggle switch next to Show cards to stop seeing them altogether. But if you like getting random recipe ideas, reminders of abandoned online shopping carts, or quick links to recently accessed files on your Google Drive, you can check the boxes next to all or some of the items on this list.
If simplicity is the name of the game for you, turn these two features off and you’ll have a much tidier new tab page. You won’t be able to get rid of the Google logo, the search bar, or the ads for Google products that occasionally show up at the bottom of the page. Fortunately, this is where browser extensions come in.
Replace the tab entirely
If you can’t stand Chrome’s new tab page, you can replace it. There are hundreds of extensions that can do this for you, but these are our top three:
Tabliss is entirely free and has no ads. It’s also likely to stay that way because it was built by an open-source community. It also features the added benefit of a beautiful, streamlined design.
By default, Tabliss will show you beautiful landscapes from stock photo repository Unsplash, but you can also replace the background with animated GIFs of calming textures from Giphy or a solid image of your choosing.
Whenever you open a new tab, Tabliss will greet you with the current time, but you can remove the clock and replace the text with things like a to-do list, a place to leave notes, and even NBA scores.
Tabliss is free for Google Chrome .
Earth View from Google Earth is a free extension from Google that shows you a random place on our planet every time you open a new tab—it’ll always be beautiful, interesting, or both.
And if you’re ever curious about what you’re looking at, you can click the globe icon in the bottom right corner of the screen to jump directly to the exact location the photo was taken in Google Maps.
Earth View from Google Earth is free for Google Chrome .
New Tab Override
If there is a website you wish you could use as a new tab page, New Tab Override lets you do just that. Choose any URL, and Chrome will display it every time you open a new tab.
[Related: Google Chrome’s new search function will help you keep tabs on your tabs ]
New Tab Override opens up the space in the new tab page so you can use it in all sorts of ways. Productivity enthusiasts could change their new tab pages to display their to-do list app of choice, while sports fans could use a scoreboard. But if you’re overwhelmed and want some ideas, check out the Startpage Emporium’s collection of pages built for exactly this purpose.
New Tab Override is free for Google Chrome .
This story has been updated. It was originally published on October 26, 2022.
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How to set a homepage in Google Chrome
Here's how to set a homepage in Google Chrome
Learning how to set a homepage in Google Chrome is a simple and worthwhile process. Doing so allows you quick access to the website you most frequently visit. This could be your preferred news outlet, a favorite social media site, or an important site you need to access for work or school.
Whatever website you decide to select as your homepage, Google Chrome makes the process very straightforward. Once you’ve set up a homepage an icon will appear within your browser, and clicking it will instantly take you to whatever page you’ve opted for in Settings.
The only frustrating thing about this functionality is that your homepage will always open in your currently selected tab, rather than appearing in a fresh one. So don’t click the homepage button while you’re still actively browsing or working in a tab. Of course, while this is rather irritating it doesn’t prevent the homepage feature from being useful overall.
Below you’ll find clearly outlined steps guiding you through the process of setting up a homepage on Google Chrome. Once you've selected your homepage, changing it to an alternative website can be done by merely performing the steps over again.
Plus, we've also included instructions for setting multiple homepages in Chrome, if you like to start your browsing sessions by visiting more than one site.
- Open a new Chrome window
- Click Customize, and then select Settings
- Select Appearance
- Toggle on the Show Home button
- Type desired URL into the homepage box
- Click the "Open the homepage" button
Read on to see detailed instructions for each step.
1. Open a new Chrome window
Open a fresh Chrome window in order to begin the process of setting up a homepage in the browser.
2. Click Customize, and then select Settings
Click the Customize button (it looks like three vertical dots) in the top right corner of the Chrome browser window and then choose the Settings option from the dropdown menu.
3. Select Appearance
Chrome's Settings page will now open in a separate tab. On the right, you will see a collection of subcategories, select Appearance from this list.
4. Toggle on the Home button
Now that you’re in the Appearance menu in Settings, you need to actually enable the homepage button to appear in your browser. Do this by selecting the "Show Home button" toggle . You’ll know when it’s activated as the toggle will turn blue.
5. Type desired URL into the homepage box
Now that you’ve turned the homepage functionality on, you can opt for whatever homepage you desire. If you just want your homepage to be a fresh tab, showing the Google search box and shortcuts to your most frequently visited sites, then select the New Tab page option.
Under this, you’ll find an empty box where you can put any website you want to set as your homepage. Just type in the URL .
6. Click the "Open the homepage" button
With that, your Google Chrome homepage is now set up. Any time you want to quickly access it, just click the "Open the homepage" button , which is located to the left of the address bar and looks like a house. It couldn’t be simpler.
How to set multiple homepages in Google Chrome
- Open Chrome tabs
- From Chrome Settings, select "On start-up"
- Click "Open a specific page or set of pages" and then select "use current pages"
- (Optional) Press "Add a new page" and type in websites
1. Open Chrome tabs
Open Chrome tabs for all the web pages that you want to set as home pages. Make sure you close any tabs for pages that you don't want to include.
2. From Chrome Settings, select "On start-up"
Click the Chrome Customize button and choose Settings , as described in Step 2 of the previous section. Now select "On start-up" in the list of options on the left.
3. Click "Open a specific page or set of pages" and then select "use current pages"
Choose the option "Open a specific page or set of pages." Then click "Use current pages" to open all the pages you currently have displayed in Chrome tabs each time you start the browser.
4. (Optional) Press "Add a new page" and type in websites
Alternatively, click "Add a new page" and either type the URL of a web page you want to set as a homepage or copy and paste its web address into the box.
Repeat this for as many homepages as you want to add. Restart Chrome and all your favorite web pages will open automatically in new tabs.
That's all you need to know in order to set a homepage, or multiple homepages, on Chrome. If you want to change the website you've selected, just follow the steps above all over again. Setting a Chrome homepage is a very straightforward task and only takes a few seconds, so be sure to change it regularly as required. And if you're looking to get even more out of your browser, be sure to check out our variety of Google Chrome guides. Firstly, we've got a roundup of the best Google Chrome extensions . Then we have easy-to-follow walkthroughs on how to update Chrome and how to export bookmarks in Chrome . Having trouble getting a pop-up tab to appear? Here's how to disable the pop-up blocker in your browser . And you might also want to know how to block a website in Chrome
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Chrome: Add sites to new tab page
I deleted a bunch of sites from my new tabs page. But they're not getting refilled. It's been a few weeks but I see 3 empty grey boxes. Anyway to fill them?
This probably means that Chrome is not storing history. Check your settings or Ctrl + H to see if your history is being populated.
Theres also an article over at Lifehacker that explains how to do a refresh of the new tab page
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How To Change The New Tab Page In Google Chrome
The default new tab page in Chrome is way too simple with a Google search box and an option to add a shortcut. Many of us are used to this new tab page as it pretty much helps to get the work done. However, some users find the default tab page boring and want to change it often. Well, the best way is to know how to change new tab page in Chrome browser either by using extensions or Google customization options.
You can also customize your startup page and home page as per your preferences. The startup page in Chrome is the one you see when you open the first browser window. Whereas, the home page is where you can have your custom pages set as per your wish and usage. Chrome offers many options in customizing your browser experience, as every individual has different tastes and likings.
Change New Tab Page in Chrome using Settings
You can use built-in settings to customize the new tab page in Chrome and add your personalization touch to it. Check out different sections below and follow the steps to change the new tab page completely.
How to Add Background Image to a New Tab?
The first thing to add life to the new tab is to add a background image . The image can be from your system or categories provided by Google. Follow the steps given below to change the background image in a new tab.
Step 1: Open a new tab in your Chrome browser by clicking a plus sign next to the opened tab. You can also press Ctrl + T to open a new tab page.
Step 2: Click on Customize in the lower right corner of your browser.
Step 3: You can click on Upload from device to select an image from your device gallery. If you wish to choose the image from Google’s available category, click on the category, and select the image.
If you like solid colors in your background, you can select the Color category from the list and select your favorite color.
Once you finish selecting the image, click on Done. You will have a background image visible on your new tab page.
How to Add Shortcuts on the New Tab Page?
The next thing you can do to change new tab page in Chrome is to add shortcuts. The shortcuts are the website links which you use often. Adding a shortcut can navigate you to your favorite website with one click.
To add shortcuts, click on the plus sign (+) above Add shortcut seen on the new tab page. Next, add the website name and URL to the respected text box and click on Done.
You will see the added shortcut on the new tab page. If you have made any mistake while adding the name or URL or wish to remove the shortcut, you can follow the instructions below.
Hover over the shortcut that you want to edit or remove, and click on the three dots next to it.
The Edit shortcut window will appear on the browser; you can edit the link and name as per your wish. You can remove the added shortcut by clicking on Remove on the Edit shortcut window. Now, you can access your favorite sites with just one click.
With the Google settings mentioned above, you might be having a self-customized new tab page in Chrome, something just like the image below.
You can change the homepage and startup page in Chrome to display a new tab page for you by referring to the section below.
How to Set Homepage on Chrome?
You can customize the Google homepage to open a new tab page or any particular site. Many users need a new tab on the homepage, so you can easily get it by tweaking in the Chrome settings.
Step 1: Click on the three dots in the top right corner of the browser window and select Settings.
Step 2: In the Settings, go to Appearance from the left panel. And then toggle the switch next to the ‘Show home button,’ such that it is enabled.
Click on the ‘New Tab page’ to have that option on the Chrome homepage. You can go to the homepage and check if you can open a new tab using the home button. Click on the home button, next to the address bar on top of your browser.
There is an option to add a custom web address on homepage settings. To do so, click on Enter custom web address and enter the address of your choice.
Whenever you click on the home button, you will be navigated to the web address you add there. In our case, it is technorms.com.
Customize Google Chrome Start Page
Whenever you open the Chrome browser, you will see a new tab. It is the default setting, but you can change new tab page in Chrome to the site where you left your work last time you opened the browser.
It is easy and convenient not to open all the tabs again to start working. People who use Chrome for work or educational purposes daily can make the most of this feature. Follow the steps mentioned below to open Chrome on the same web page it was last closed.
Step 1: Open Chrome Settings by clicking on the three dots in the browser’s top right corner.
Step 2: Go to On startup from the left panel. To open the browser with the same set of pages you used last time, select ‘Continue where you left off.’
If you wish to launch a specific web page or set of web pages on startup, you can click on ‘Open a specific page or set of pages.’ You have an option to add a new page and use current pages.
If you want to open a new tab every time you launch the browser, click on Open the New Tab page.’ Once done, close the browser and relaunch it to check if your settings change work.
Change New Tab Page in Chrome using Extension
If you want more than shortcuts and a background image, you can opt for some exciting Chrome extensions. We have listed some perfect extensions serving different purposes and making your new tab page customized as per your likes.
To search for any extensions, you can click on three dots and then More tools ➜ Extensions. Click on three lines in the upper left corner, and from there, click on Open Chrome Web Store. You can search for any required extensions on the Chrome Web Store. Alternatively, you can click on the Chrome web store link .
With Momentum extension, you can change new tab page in Chrome and get inspirational quotes, background images, and to-do lists. If you prepare a to-do list every morning, then this extension can help you. The inspirational quotes and pictures change every day and inspire you to stay focused. More than 3 million users use the extension.
- Set a daily focus
- Have information about weather and forecast
- Show or hide the widgets are per your choice
- Set your up and downtime with Balance mode
- Update your to-do list every day
Momentum comes with a paid version called Momentum Plus. With the paid version, you can add customization, integrations, and widgets. You can integrate Asana, Google Tasks, Todoist, GitHub, Trello, and Wunderlist.
We recommend you to start with a free version first and then opt for Momentum Plus if you like this extension.
Average Ratings – 4.5/5
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2. Blank New Tab Page
People who don’t want Google search bar, shortcuts, and bookmark/app bar on their new tab can use the Blank New Tab Page extension. This extension simply does what its name says. You can type in the URL you want to visit on the new tab page. The Blank New Tab Page is recommended for the people who don’t like clutter on the new tab.
- Remove the bookmark bar without making any change in Chrome settings
- Keeps it simple
Average Ratings – 4.6/5
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3. ProductivityTab – Custom New Tab Dashboard
If you feel inspirational quotes and the to-do list is too little to boost your productivity, add the ProductivityTab extension to your Chrome browser for many more features. With the ProductivityTab extension, you can add 50+ widgets to your new tab page, including a news feed, sports, dictionary, etc. There is limitless customization with this extension.
- Integrate Notes, Google Analytics, Clock, Todo, and System Statistics
- Updated information in new, sports, and YouTube widgets
- Get quick access to Drive, Gmail, Calendar, Task, and Keeps
- Voice search available
- Customize your new tab page easily with drag and drop
- Automatic backups
- Google authentication, so the customized new tab page can be taken to any system you work on
ProductivityTab comes with a Pro version. In this version, you can get more options for themes, maximizable widgets, live backgrounds, and hourly weather updates.
Average Ratings – 4.4/5
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4. Humble New Tab Page
The Humble New Tab Page will display all the required information in the form of rows and columns. If you are someone who doesn’t like clutter because of widgets but needs quick accessibility in the new tab page, this extension is perfect for you. You can have bookmarks, apps, most visited sites, and apps in the new tab page. With this extension, you can change new tab page in Chrome easily.
- Clean and simple page design
- Lightweight, so that the new tabs load faster
- Customize background color, fonts, and spacing as per your wish
- Easily create new columns by drag and drop
Average Ratings – 4.7/5
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5. Toby for Chrome
You don’t need to bookmark any sites or mail the link to yourself when you use Toby for Chrome extension. If you don’t want 1000s of tabs open, you can save your sessions in Toby and access the sites as per your wish. It can save you from the Chrome browser’s unwanted load and avoid confusion and clutter in Chrome.
- Save sessions with the websites of your choice
- Create a to-do lists
- Give tags to your collection
- Save sessions with one click
- Drag and drop websites to the collection
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6. Universal Search Tab
People like to browse different stuff based on their needs. If you want something informative, you will search for it on Wikipedia, and for videos, it is best to use YouTube. With Universal Search Tab, you can have your choice search engine on the new tab page. It is a simple extension that does not offer fancy backgrounds or widgets, but it is a useful extension for people who love to browse different websites.
- Provides the option to use multiple search engines on new tab
- Intuitive startup page
Average Ratings – 4.2/5
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7. FYI: Search, Find, and Organize Documents
If you access documents frequently, then you should try the FYI Chrome extension for once. It allows you to access all the documents in less than three clicks. You can change new tab page in Chrome in a dashboard to help you work efficiently. With this extension, you can manage and access documents from multiple sources like G Suite, OneDrive, Dropbox, Slack, Box, and Evernote.
- Get easy access to recently created and updated documents
- Find the documents using the apps
- Allows to connect multiple accounts to a single app, so that app from multiple users can be accessed in one window
- Share the links directly
Average Ratings – 3.7/5
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The new tab page in Chrome is much better when you can tailor it as per your use. Well, the Chrome browser provides you with a minimum number of options to change the new tab page, which can suit many of us. However, if you want it to change completely into a dashboard or a simple blank page, then you will need Chrome extensions to do it for you.
The above article covers different ways to change new tab page in Chrome . You can either use Chrome settings or extensions to set up a new tab page. If you want a customized homepage or startup page, then the above guide will help you do that too.
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How To Create A Custom Search Box In Google Chrome (And Why You Should)
Posted: November 1, 2023 | Last updated: November 1, 2023
One of the things that regular Google Chrome users should already know is that looking up stuff through the browser is incredibly easy to do -- you simply open a Google tab, type a query right into the address bar — also known as the Omnibox — and immediately see relevant answers pull up below it. You don't even have to hit enter in most cases. Since Chrome is a Google product, the default search engine that produces its lookup results is, of course, Google itself.
However, you're not limited to making search queries on Google alone. You can also look up terms and keywords on various websites or apps. For instance, if you want to look up a product on Amazon, rather than have to input Amazon's website into Chrome and type in your query on the shopping platform, you can rig the Chrome Omnibox so that all you have to do is launch a custom search shortcut that will comb through Amazon and provide you with your desired results. This incredibly useful trick can be used by Google Chrome users on a computer, but note that it won't work on the Chrome mobile app.
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How To Add A Site Search Shortcut On Google Chrome
For this tutorial, let's create a site search shortcut for Amazon so you can quickly search the shopping platform via the Chrome Omnibox. Follow the steps below:
- Launch Google Chrome on a computer.
- In a new tab, go to the website you want to create a custom site search for. For this example, go to amazon.com.
- Do a single-word search using Amazon's search bar — something like "dress" — and hit enter on your keyboard.
- Click the three-dot icon in the top-right corner of the Chrome window.
- Select Settings from the menu.
- From the left-side panel, select "Search engine."
- Click "Manage search engines and site search."
- To the right of "Site search," hit Add.
- Fill up the following text fields with the necessary information:
- Search engine: Type a label or name for the custom search engine, i.e. "Amazon."
- Shortcut: Type the desired text shortcut you want to use to launch the search engine. In this example, let's assign the term "amazon" as the shortcut for this custom search engine.
- URL with %s in place of query: Go back to that Amazon tab you used to look up "dress" and copy the resulting web address from the address bar. If the address is a bit long, only copy the URL up to the single keyword you looked up (in this example, dress). Paste it into the URL text field, and replace the word "dress" with "%s."
Once all the parameters have been filled up, click Add to finalize.
How To Launch A Custom Site Search On Google Chrome (And Why It's Worth Doing)
To test the custom site search we just created, open a new tab, type "amazon," and then hit Tab or the spacebar on your keyboard. The Chrome Omnibox should now say "Search Amazon." Simply type in the term you'd like to look up and hit Enter. Keyword-related search results should show up onscreen, right on the Amazon website. The process of creating a site-specific search engine should work for any website that has a built-in search function.
For instance, you can create shortcuts for social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter/X, or Reddit. You can also create them for shopping sites that you frequent, such as Etsy, Target, or Walmart, or even Google services like Gmail or Google Drive. In addition, while you have the "Manage search engines and site search" page of the Chrome settings menu open, you also have the option of activating shortcuts for sites listed in the "Inactive shortcuts" section.
These are URLs that you have visited in the past to search for things. Any site or page that has a shortcut listed in the "Site search" section can be deactivated, deleted, or made as default. Do note that setting one of these shortcuts as the default will replace Google as Chrome's main search engine
How To Create A Google Chrome Custom Search Box For A Website That Doesn't Have A Search Bar
Of course, not all websites and platforms are designed the same way. At some point, you may come across a website — like SlashGear — that doesn't have an explicit search function. Even though not having a built-in search feature means you can't produce a search URL by visiting the website itself, there are other ways around it. Here's how:
- Open a new tab on Google Chrome.
- Type "site:" followed by the website you'd like to search and a term you'd like to look up. For example, to create a custom site search for SlashGear using "Chrome" as a keyword, type "site:slashgear.com chrome" into the new tab's Omnibox.
- Follow steps 4-9 outlined earlier on how to add a site search shortcut.
- When you get to the "URL with %s in place of query" text field, copy the resulting search link produced by your SlashGear lookup and paste the entire address. Replace the keyword with "%s."
- Click Add to finalize.
Once the shortcut is created, you can quickly look up articles on SlashGear on Chrome by simply typing "slashgear," hitting Tab or the spacebar on your keyboard, typing in your search term, and hitting enter.
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How to make google your homepage in chrome, firefox, edge, or safari.
Make accessing the big G easier in your web browsers.
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A quick and easy way to access Google in your web browsers is to make Google your homepage. You can do this in browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Edge, and we'll show you how.
Your browser has a box that you can fill in with any site's URL to make it your homepage . You can set any region-specific Google site (like Google UK ) as the homepage if you prefer.
Related: How to Change the Safari Home Page on a Mac
In Chrome, you can make Google your homepage so that it opens when you click the home icon, which is beside the address bar. You can also make Google launch when you open the Chrome browser . We'll show you how to do both of these below.
Set Google As Your Homepage
To make the home button launch Google, then in Chrome's top-right corner, click the three dots.
From the three-dots menu, select "Settings."
In "Settings," from the left sidebar, select "Appearance."
You will see an "Appearance" section on the right. Here, enable "Show Home Button" if it is not already enabled.
Click the "Show Home Button" option to expand the section. Then, beneath the "New Tab Page" option, click the text field and type the following URL. Then press Enter.
And Google is now the homepage in Chrome on your computer. To try it, click the home icon beside the address bar, and Google will open.
Make Chrome Launch Google on Startup
To make it so Chrome opens Google when you launch the browser, add Google to Chrome's startup section.
To do so, in Chrome's top-right corner, click the three dots and choose "Settings."
In "Settings," from the left sidebar, select "On Startup."
An "On Startup" section will appear on the right. Here, enable "Open a Specific Page or Set of Pages."
In the menu that expands, click "Add a New Page."
Chrome will open a small "Add a New Page" window. In this window, click the "Site URL" field and type the following URL. Then click "Add."
You're set. From now on, when you launch Chrome , it will automatically launch the Google site.
Related: How to Launch Chrome with a Keyboard Shortcut in Windows 10
You can only set a homepage in Chrome on Android. There's no option to do that in Chrome's iPhone and iPad versions.
To set the homepage, first, open Chrome on your Android phone.
In Chrome's top-right corner, tap the three dots.
Scroll the "Settings" page to the "Advanced" section. Here, tap "Homepage."
On the "Homepage" screen, turn on the toggle at the top. Then tap the "Enter Custom Web Address" field and type the following:
And that's it. When you tap the home icon in Chrome, it will load the Google site.
To set Google as your homepage in Firefox, first, open Firefox on your computer .
At the top-right corner of Firefox, click the three horizontal lines.
In the menu that opens, click "Settings."
In "Settings," from the left sidebar, select "Home."
A "Home" page will open. Here, in the "New Windows and Tabs" section, click the "Homepage and New Windows" drop-down menu and select "Custom URLs."
In the "Paste a URL" field, type the following and press Enter.
Firefox has now made Google the homepage. When you open a new Firefox window, it will automatically load the Google site.
In Firefox's Android version, there's no way to set a homepage. Instead, you can add Google to the top sites list that appears on the first page of Firefox. On an iPhone and iPad, you can set a proper homepage in Firefox.
Set the Homepage on Android
Launch Firefox on your phone. Tap the address bar at the top, type the following, and hit Enter:
When the Google site loads, in Firefox's top-right corner, tap the three dots.
In the three-dots menu, tap "Add to Top Sites."
Google is now pinned to the site list on Firefox's default page. Tap it to quickly access the site.
Set the Homepage on iPhone and iPad
Open Firefox on your iPhone or iPad. At the lower-right corner, tap the three horizontal lines.
In the menu that opens, tap "Settings."
On the "Settings" page, select "Home."
On the "Home" screen, in the "Show" section, tap "Custom URL" and type the following. Then press Enter:
Google is now the homepage in Firefox.
In Microsoft Edge, you can make the home button launch Google, and you can also make Google automatically launch when you open Edge . Let us show you how to do both.
Make Google Open When You Click Home
To make the home button launch Google in Edge, first, open Edge on your computer.
In Edge's top-right corner, click the three dots.
On the "Settings" window, in the left sidebar, click "Appearance."
Scroll down the "Appearance" page to the "Select Which Buttons to Show On the Toolbar" section. In this section, turn on the "Home Button" option. Then, beside the toggle, click "Set Button URL."
You will now specify what site the home button should take you to. In the "Home Button" section that opens, click the "Enter URL" field and type the following URL. Then click "Save."
And you have successfully set Google as the homepage in Edge on your computer. Click the home button beside the address bar each time you want to visit Google.
Open Google When You Launch Edge
To have Edge open Google when you launch the browser, set Google as the startup page in Edge. To do so, first, open Edge on your computer.
In Edge's top-right corner, click the three dots and choose "Settings."
On the "Settings" page, in the left sidebar, click "Start, Home, and New Tabs."
In the "When Edge Starts" section on the right, select the "Open These Pages" option.
Next to "Pages," click "Add a New Page."
You will now tell Edge what site to launch when you open the browser. On the "Add a New Page" window, click the "Enter a URL" field and type the following URL. Then select "Add."
You're all done. Google is now the startup page in Edge, and it will automatically launch when you open the browser.
To set or change Edge's homepage on iPhone, iPad, or Android, first, open Edge on your phone.
At the bottom of Edge, tap the three dots.
From the menu that pops up, select "Settings."
In "Settings," tap "General."
At the bottom of the "General" page, from the "Home Page" section, choose "A Specific Page."
A "Set Home Page" box will open. In this box, tap the text field and type the following. Then tap "Save."
Unfortunately, Safari for iPhone and iPad doesn't have a precise "homepage" feature. It will open the last webpage you had open, or to the Start Page. However, you can customize the Start Page to include a link to Google, change your default search engine to Google, or add a link to Google to your Home Screen and use it any time you want to launch Safari.
If you're on a Mac, though, you can make Google your home page by first clicking Safari > Preferences, or use the keyboard shortcut Command+, (comma). Then click "General."
In the "Homepage" field, enter the following:
You also may want to make sure "New Windows Open With" and "New Tabs Open With" are set to "Homepage."
You're all set. Enjoy quick access to your favorite site from your all web browsers!
Did you know you can turn a website into a Windows app ? Try that for Google so that your favorite site works as a native app on your PC.
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How to Change Your Homepage on a Google Chrome Browser
Want to change your homepage in Chrome to your email inbox, Facebook, or a news site? Here's how to do that.
Tired of looking at the same old Google logo and search bar every time you open your Chrome browser? Maybe you don't even use the search bar that much, and it'll be easier for you if the browser displays something else.
Luckily, you can set a default page in Chrome in a few ways, and the steps work the same for both Mac and Windows.
How to Set the Homepage in Chrome
If you want to set your homepage, you can introduce a Home button on Chrome, which works the same as it would on any website. It will be displayed right next to the Refresh button next to the address bar. Clicking it will bring you back to a specified website, or the default New Tab screen.
Here's how to set this up:
- On the left menu, click Appearance .
- Toggle the Show Home button to On .
Once you make this change, it'll be saved automatically, and the Home button will appear at the top of the browser. Now, when you click the Home button, you'll be redirected to the URL you just entered.
Related: How to Change the Google Background in Chrome
How to Set Homepage in Chrome on Startup
There's also the option to change the page that you see when you first launch the browser. Instead of the search bar, the startup window can be your email inbox, Facebook, or even several tabs that you use regularly.
- As before, click the three dots on the top-right corner of the browser and pick Settings .
- You can choose to Continue where you left off , which will open the tabs you were using before you quit the browser.
The next time you open Chrome, these changes will be reflected.
Related: How to Make Chrome Your Default Browser
What About Changing the New Tab Page on Chrome?
You may have already noticed that every new tab you open is set to the Google Search screen as well. Unfortunately, there is no built-in way to change that. To change the default URL for a new tab, you'd have to install a third-party extension, such as New Tab Redirect .
Hopefully, this new information can help you streamline your work and create just a better browsing environment.
Using the Zoom Chrome Extension
The Zoom Chrome Extension allows participants to schedule Zoom meetings directly from Google Calendar. Using the extension, you can start an instant meeting or schedule a future meeting. The meeting join link and details are added to the calendar event and can be sent as a Google Calendar invitation, so the attendee can join with a single click from the calendar.
Other additional methods to schedule meetings include:
- Schedule from the Zoom desktop client or mobile app
- Schedule from the Zoom web portal
- Schedule from plugin ( Chrome , Outlook , Firefox )
This article covers:
How to install the extension
How to use the extension.
- How to schedule a meeting from Google Calendar
Chrome extension scheduling options
How to display scheduling options each time, how to fix the session has expired message, prerequisites for the zoom chrome extension.
- Google Chrome
- Zoom Chrome Extension from the Google Chrome Web Store
- Zoom account with Google, work email and password, or Single Sign-On (SSO) login
- Using Google Calendar to schedule meetings
Before you can schedule meetings using the Chrome extension or directly in Google Calendar, you need to install the Zoom Chrome Extension from the Chrome Web Store . Click Add to Chrome in the upper right of the extension window.
- The Zoom Chrome Extension will install an icon next to your Chrome address bar. If you click the Zoom button, the Chrome extension will open.
- Sign in to your Zoom account with either the Google sign-in method, email and password, or SSO.
- Schedule a Meeting : Click Schedule a Meeting to open up a new event on Google Calendar.
- Start a Meeting : Hover over Start a Meeting to choose to start with video or start without video. Learn more about instant meetings.
- Name/email address: Click your name or email address to open your Zoom profile page.
How to schedule a meeting from Google Calendar
You can make any Google Calendar event a Zoom meeting by scheduling a meeting directly in the calendar event with the extension. Once scheduled, the join URL and meeting details are automatically added to the event details.
- The Zoom Chrome Extension syncs your default meeting settings from the Zoom web portal .
- When you assign scheduling privileges to other users in the Zoom web portal, you can choose if these users can manage your meetings that are marked as private in Outlook or Google Calendar. If the users cannot manage private events, they cannot see the invite link, meeting topic, or attendee list.
- Create a new calendar event or edit an existing calendar event.
- For a new calendar event, click More Options .
- For an existing calendar event, click the Pencil icon.
- Click Make it a Zoom Meeting . This will create a Zoom meeting using your default settings and populate the meeting details in the description.
- Invite guests, configure notifications, and adjust other optional calendar event options as needed.
- Click Save .
Note : If you are rescheduling a Zoom meeting from Google Calendar, edit the calendar entry and change the meeting date/time. Do not drag and drop the calendar event or copy the meeting details to a different calendar entry.
The Chrome extension scheduling options can be displayed each time you schedule a meeting, or you can automatically schedule the meeting with the settings as your last meeting scheduled with the extension.
- Schedule For : If you have scheduling privilege for another user, you will be able to choose who you want to schedule for from the drop down. Learn more about scheduling privilege . Note : Confirm all settings when scheduling for another user, as their default settings are not automatically applied.
- Generate Automatically : Generate a random unique meeting ID.
- Personal Meeting ID : Use your Personal Meeting ID.
- Passcode : Enter a meeting passcode . Joining participants will be required to input this before joining your scheduled meeting. Note : The meeting passcode must meet complexity requirements set by your admin.
- Waiting Room : Enable Waiting Room for the meeting.
- Only authenticated users can join : Restrict access to the meeting so that only signed-in using can join.
- Enhanced encryption : Encryption keys stored in the cloud
- End-to-end encryption : E ncryption keys stored on your local device Note : End-to-end encryption does not support all Zoom features. Please take note of those limitations when scheduling an end-to-end encrypted meeting.
- Host : Choose if you would like the host's video on or off when joining the meeting. Even if you choose off, the host will have the option to start their video.
- Participants : Choose if you would like the participants' videos on or off when joining the meeting. Even if you choose off, the participants will have the option to start their video.
- Audio : Allow users to call in using Telephone only, Computer Audio only, Both telephone and computer audio, or 3rd Party Audio (if enabled for your account).
- Require registration : Attendees will be required to complete a registration form before receiving the link to join the meeting. Registration questions and other settings can be configured on the web portal.
- Allow participants to join anytime : Allow participants to join the meeting without you or before you join. The meeting will end after 40-minutes for Basic (free) users.
- Mute Participants Upon Entry : If join before host is not enabled, this will mute all participants as they join the meeting.
- Request permission to unmute participants : Participants will be prompted to provide the host with consent to be unmuted at will by the host. If declined, the host will still have the option to Ask to unmute .
- Enable focus mode when meeting starts : Automatically start the meeting with focus mode enabled, in order to provide fewer distractions to all meeting participants. This feature requires client version 5.9.0 or higher.
- Add watermark that identifies the viewing participant : Add a watermark on shared content during the meeting. Learn more about adding a watermark .
- Automatically record meeting : Check this if you want the meeting to be automatically recorded. Select if you want it to be recorded locally (to your computer) or to the cloud ( zoom.us/recording ).
- Show in Public Event List : Add this meeting to your Public Event List (if enabled for your account). Learn more about the Public Event List .
- Approve or deny entry to users from certain regions and countries : Host can either allow only participants from specific counties/regions to join, or block all participants from specific counties/regions.
- Include Invite Link in location field : The join link for the meeting will be included in the location field of the calendar event, as well as in the description.
- Enable additional data center regions for this meeting
- Alternative Hosts : Enter the email address of another Zoom user who is Licensed, on your account to allow them to start the meeting in your absence. Note : If the meeting host wants to add alternative hosts to their meeting, they can enable the setting to Allow alternative hosts to add or edit polls . This feature requires Zoom client version 5.8.0 or higher. If you're not sure that alternative host is the right role for you, learn about roles in a meeting .
By default, the meeting will be scheduled with the options that you used for your last meeting. However, you can have the scheduling options appear each time.
Note : Scheduling options will only appear when you click Make it a Zoom Meeting from within the full calendar event scheduling page. If just clicking that button in the smaller, quick-scheduling window, default Zoom meeting settings will be used.
- Click the extension icon next to your address bar.
- Select the Allow me to specify schedule options each time check box to enable it. The scheduling options will now appear each time you schedule a meeting with the Chrome extension.
If you receive the following message "Your Zoom Chrome Extension session has expired.", you need to login to the Chrome extension again.
- Click the Zoom extension icon next to your address bar.
- Sign in to your Zoom account.
- Choose the login method that applies to your profile: either Sign In with Google , use your email and password, or Sign In with SSO .
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Personalize your New Tab page in Chrome
You can control what appears below the search box on your New Tab page.
On your computer, you can customize:
- The theme with an image and color
- The content that appears
To customize your New Tab page, you must be signed in to your Google Account and use Google as your default search engine .
Customize your New Tab page
When you open a new tab, under the search box, you can find websites you visit often or shortcuts to websites you chose.
- Under “Shortcuts,” select My shortcuts or Most visited sites .
- To hide shortcuts, turn off Show shortcuts .
- Point to its icon.
- Select either Edit shortcut or Remove .
Add a custom background image
You can choose from theme categories and special collections or upload an image to use as a background in Chrome.
- Under “Appearance,” select Change theme .
- Select a theme from the gallery.
- Select Upload an image .
Chrome automatically suggests a browser color based on the image you upload or the theme you select. If you don’t like the suggested color, under “Appearance,” pick a different color.
To reset the theme, at the bottom of the panel, select Reset to Classic Chrome.
Change your browser’s color
- When you select the Classic Chrome theme, Chrome suggests colors that pair together.
Chrome curates content that may interest you based on your activity. You must be signed in to your Google Account for your Cards to appear on the New Tab page. When you click on an item in a card, it opens the content in the same tab.
With Chrome Cards, you can:
- View your Cards.
- Dismiss a card's content or turn a card on and off.
- Click through your Cards to find personalized sites and content.
Turn cards on or off
- Select the cards you want to show or hide.
One way your Chrome browser history and searches are organized is by group.
You can easily resume browsing by clicking a card:
- On the New Tab page, click on sites from your History.
- On the New Tab page, you can click related searches.
Open all results
Open a new group of tabs, which includes your initial search and relevant web pages.
- In the center of your screen, find the Resume browsing card.
Hide a specific card
Remove a specific search from the New Tab page until you decide to search for it again.
Learn more about resuming browsing .
Important: Carts are shown in Chrome for 14 days, or until you check out.
Get discounts on items in your carts
Sometimes, retailers offer discounts on your cart. To allow these discounts:
- When Google asks for your permission, click Get discounts .
- At the top of a cart, check for a discount badge.
- To go to the retailer site, click the badge.
- If the discount isn't applied automatically, copy and paste the discount code manually.
Hide specific retailers
- In the center of your screen, beneath your bookmarks, find the retailer you want to hide.
- To hide the store until you change the contents of the cart, select Hide [Retailer name] .
- To hide the store permanently, select Don’t show [Retailer name] .
Hide your carts
- To dismiss your carts until you make a change, select Hide these carts .
- To turn off your carts, select Don’t show carts .
On some managed devices, Chrome creates shortcuts to Drive files that you may need and adds them to your New Tab page automatically. The "Drive priority" card appears on your New Tab page for several reasons. For instance, files may be prioritized and appear if:
- Someone leaves a new comment on a file.
- The file is attached to your next meeting.
The "Drive priority" card displays 3 files at a time and appears below your web shortcuts.
On your computer, the "Drive priority" card won't appear.
Hide the Drive priority card on your New Tab page
- Open a new tab if one doesn’t appear automatically.
- To dismiss the Drive card content, select Hide for now .
- To turn off the Drive card, select Never show Google Drive files .
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