Bring Back The Old New Tab Page Interface In Chrome With “Most Visited”, “Apps”, “Recently Closed” Options

Google has updated its browser Chrome to version 30 with new changes. Now, the new tab page has changed to a simplified Google homepage with thumbnails of most visited pages below the search box, Apps button on bookmark bar, etc. However, some users still longing for the previous new tab page with “Most Visited”, “Apps”, “Other Devices” and “Recently Closed” options on their new tab page for various reasons.

If you are one of those Chrome users who want the “Most Visited”, “Apps”, “Other Devices” and “Recently Closed” options back on your Chrome, here is how it is. Google didn’t removed this option from Chrome.

– Open your Chrome, type chrome://flags in the address bar and hit Enter.

-Search for “Enable Instant Extended API” option. Just press the F3 key, type the word “instant extended” in the search box and it will take you right to the line.


– Change the Default option to Disabled and click “Relaunch now” button in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

Now, when you open a new tab in Google Chrome, you will have the old options that were there before the upgrade.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.


  1. Amen

    Oct 10, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Quite interesting to know that Google hasn’t removed the option from Chrome. Nice post.

  2. firma

    Oct 10, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Excellent article. I will be experiencing many of these issues as well.

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    Oct 8, 2013 at 11:49 pm

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  4. PipeDe

    Oct 8, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    It’s really useful and I wish I’ll get this type of information in upcoming posts as well.

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