I've just updated to the latest Google Chrome Dev build, and they've changed from the annoying-but-ok new tab page to an ugly and less usable page.
On the old one, nine thumbnails was not enough, and now they've restricted it to eight.
There's an empty "Tips and Suggestions" box which I wouldn't want even if it had stuff in; they've added Recent Downloads - on the rare occasions when I need that, I'll hit Ctrl-J to open the Downloads tab; and the site-specific search box on the right has now gone!
Is there a way to get the old new tab page back, or a plugin to provide a superior one?
I launch Chrome by pressing Win+R and entering "chrome" - I have a shortcut on the Path with a Target of
"C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --old-new-tab-page and whilst double-clicking this shortcut brings up the previous new tab page, using the keyboard method results in the old one.
How do I get it working via the Run box?
(Without using a batch file, which slows things down too much.)
GRRR! Now they've gone and stopped the
--old-new-tab-page parameter from working at all!
I hate this shitty new version of the page that they're forcing upon us - can anyone provide a method to get rid of it and get the decent page back?