Chromium, the open-source version of Google Chrome, started testing a personalized new page guide. According to the Google Operating System, it is now possible to “add, remove and rearrange thumbnails without having to enter edit mode. The new tab now displays 8 thumbnails and may not necessarily be the most visited pages ”explained the blog.
As you can see in the images below, the list of search engines and recent favorites has been removed and there is a new session with activities that include recently closed tabs and recent downloads. A session called “recommendations” is under development.
“It is also possible to hide the thumbnails, the list of recent activities and recommendations, useful options for those who are not interested in viewing such information. The updated tab is not yet available for the latest versions of Chrome ”commented the blogger.
To test the new tab, install one of the latest versions (Windows, Mac, Linux) of Chromium and add –new-new-tab-page to the app’s shortcut. It is also possible to obtain the new versions (with the new tab) by changing the Channel Changer for Chrome 3 Dev builds.
Thanks to readers Jorge Luis Rodrigues and José Cláudio Medeiros for the tip!