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Using various shortcuts such as links on your bookmarks toolbar, you can quickly open your most visited webpages. As a result, a lot of people do not make use of the webpage shortcuts on the New Tab page in their browsers. Fortunately you can replace those shortcuts with something informative such as the time and weather, all thanks to a tool called Currently.

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Currently is a free to use browser extension compatible with Google Chrome. After you install the application, it replaces the default New Tab page with a visually appealing page displaying the current time and the day’s weather of your city.

The extension’s options let you control preferences like temperature display in Fahrenheit or Celsius, time display in 12-hour and 24-hour formats, choosing a background color, toggling the seconds display on and off, and toggling the animation on and off.

In case your location is not accurately detected automatically, you can type in your location manually.



This neat little application is excellent for people who work with their browsers set to full screen. They don’t need to exit the full screen mode to view the mode – all they have to do is open a new tab.

The weather information is a nice little touch to help you learn what kind of weather you should be expecting in the upcoming days.


  • A user-friendly browser extension.
  • Compatible with Google Chrome.
  • Replaces New Tab page with time and weather information.
  • Lets you control time and weather display type.
  • Similar tools: Start!Tab Bundler and Tab Shutter.

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  1. Anonymous
    November 18, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Sorry but my watch tells me the time and if I look out the window I can see the weather so why do I need an app like this New Tab is for speed browsing

  2. Anonymous
    November 18, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Nice feature

  3. Sri Vastav Reddy
    November 18, 2012 at 5:27 am


  4. Debra Beshears
    November 18, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Really like this feature. Added it to Chrome! Thanks for the info!

  5. Márcio Guerra
    November 18, 2012 at 2:01 am

    I'll try it one of this days... We never know...

    Thanks! Cheers!

  6. jason wade
    November 18, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Thursday does not look like a good day for the people of Punjab.

  7. Anonymous
    November 18, 2012 at 1:43 am

    All you have to do is go to your browser settings and load what page you want to show when you open a new tab anyway ... no thing new here

  8. Nguyen Huy Anh
    November 18, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Nice touch to the New Tab page. Personally I bookmarked all my favorite sites and I reach them by using Chrome's auto-correct feature so I don't even need a New Tab page full with apps and recently visited sites...

  9. Vampie C.
    August 1, 2012 at 11:04 am

    I don't really understand why people would like to see a weather report on their new tab page

    I think its better used for links and often used sites.

  10. nicksak
    July 31, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Awesome! Good work!

    Related question:
    Is there a way to sync settings for this - and other - extension, between different Chrome installations on different machines?

    I installed this on my MacBook and it appeared almost instantly on my Chrome-synced iMac. But the settings has to be re-applied on the iMac. I heard way back that extension settings sync was to be implemented into Chrome, but haven't seen anything of it. Any ideas and/or helpful pointers?