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jeff k
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Jul 12, 2010, 01:08 PM
 
On startup, I get the Google homepage.
But... if I close the window, command W, and then open, I get the 8 thumbnails.
I hate those thumbnails, anyway to just get the homepage again. thanks!
     
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Jul 12, 2010, 07:26 PM
 
Check your preferences for new window behavior.
     
jeff k  (op)
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Jul 12, 2010, 08:46 PM
 
Do you see the words "new window' in the preferences? thanks.
     
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Jul 13, 2010, 12:27 PM
 
In the Preferences pane, choose "Basics". About half way down it says "Home Page" and gives two options. The "New page tab" is selected. Change it to the other choice and put your favorite page in there.
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jeff k  (op)
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Jul 13, 2010, 05:59 PM
 
Yeah, I think I've had that done for a long time:

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Jul 16, 2010, 11:25 PM
 
I get what you're saying jeff, I've noticed the same issue. When you first launch Chrome, it opens your Home page. But when you open a new window/new tab(without having quit the program), it opens the Top Sites-type view, right? Unfortunately, I don't know of any way to change this. But if anyone does know, I'l love to hear it.
     
jeff k  (op)
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Jul 17, 2010, 12:34 AM
 
thanks W.
Ive posted on several forums. NO one can beat this.
     
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Jul 17, 2010, 01:31 AM
 
While you can't disable the Top Sites page completely, you can remove most of the stuff from the page so you end with an almost blank page when you open a new tab.

Launch Chrome and open a new tab after the app launches and on the top right is 3 icons, one of which a drop down menu where you can uncheck 'Most Visited,' 'Recently closed,' and 'Tips.'

But no, currently there is no way to turn this feature off completely and have a new tab open with your designated home page.
     
jeff k  (op)
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Jul 17, 2010, 03:17 PM
 
Q, you lost me- except you are verifying Chrome forces a cluttered space?
     
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Jul 18, 2010, 12:27 AM
 
He's talking about the default web content on the new tab. When you create a new tab and see the Top sites, there's 3 little icons on the top right of the web page. Click the right-most one.

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Jul 18, 2010, 01:51 PM
 
I see two, control the current page, and the wrench.
     
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Jul 19, 2010, 04:26 PM
 
As I said, not the control buttons above, but actually on the web page. See attachment, upper right.

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jeff k  (op)
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Jul 19, 2010, 08:42 PM
 
what the point steve. I still lost on this wild goose chase.
     
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Jul 19, 2010, 09:25 PM
 
I'm not sure how many times I have to say it. In the screenshot I attached, there are 3 little icons in the upper right hand corner. As -Q- said, click the rightmost one (the little down arrow) and uncheck the items he mentioned.

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Jul 19, 2010, 10:55 PM
 
Almost a blank page is the same as what I have now! It's still a cluttered mess, and a click away from a normal homepage you get with any other browser.
     
   
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