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I don't have the show bookmarks option turned on but whenever I open a new tab, it lists some of the bookmarks at the top of the new tab page by default. Is there a way to get rid of this?

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What version of Chrome are you using? As of version 15, they have removed the hard-coded bookmark bar from the new tab page and made it so that only the floating bar (Ctrl+Shift+B) shows if you have enabled it. – Synetech Jul 8 '12 at 20:05
Mine says 20.0.1132.47 m. How do you enable it? I didn't enable it unless it's enabled by default. – Joan Venge Jul 8 '12 at 20:06
Mine shows up like this:… – Joan Venge Jul 8 '12 at 20:06
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This currently isn't supported by Google Chrome as answered on the Google Product Forums dated April 25, 2012. Fortunately though, you can use an extension that overrides the new tab page.

I, personally, would recommend the popular Speed Dial family of extensions. Specifically, Speed Dial 2 for Google Chrome. My current setup looks like this.

Speed Dial 2 - Example

For those wanting to replicate my setup.

  1. Add a new page using the big + button. Fill in the details such as the URL and name.

  2. All the site-specific images are a deviation of the following URL.

    Just replace the name stackexchange with the name of the particular site you want to use. Note, that for Meta sites you have to append meta to the main site name. For example, the icon for Super User Meta would be.

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Thanks, is this speed dial 2 you are using? – Joan Venge Jul 8 '12 at 23:24
@JoanVenge Yes. – user137430 Jul 8 '12 at 23:56

The bookmarks listed at the top of a new tab are actually bookmarks that are in the Bookmarks bar folder. To remove them from showing up, go to the Chrome menu and select Bookmarks > Bookmark manager.

Move all items that you don't want showing up in a new tab into another bookmarks folder e.g Other bookmarks

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I found a solution for this:

  1. Click on Chrome options icon > Settings > Advanced Sync Settings.
  2. Change Sync Everything to Choose what to sync
  3. Uncheck Bookmarks, History or whatever you don't want to sync.
  4. Click on Chrome > Options > Settings > disconnect your Google account.
  5. Go to C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default and delete BookMarks and Bookmarks.bak file.
  6. Click on Chrome options icon > Settings > sign in to account
  7. Open a new tab and check if you are getting the bookmarks.
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Just create another folder if you don't want to see any bookmarks dont save bookmarks in Bookmarks bar or Other bookmarks.

Simply create a new folder. Voila. job done.

It's that simple.

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