Google Updates Chrome New Tab Page & Web App Store [News]

Dave LeClair 26-10-2011

Google Updates Chrome New Tab Page & Web App Store [News] google chrome logo 300x300The guys and girls at Google have been busy. Just recently they updated many of their Docs programs, and now they have pushed out a new stable release of their popular web browser, Google Chrome. This release of Chrome completely redesigns the screen that launches when you click on the new tab button. This new change makes it easier to manage your most visited websites and all your installed apps. It is much cleaner looking than the older version and is much more functional.


The next big change is to the Chrome App Store. Google pretty much rebuilt the web store from the ground up. Now it is much easier to get more information about an application right from the main page. Simply mouse over the application in the store to see the rating and a brief description of the app. You can also install the app right from this little hover-over window. This way, if you know what application you want you can get access to it much more quickly.

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When you see an app you like and click it, it now opens in a little window pop up. This makes it quicker to get back to your search results.

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In addition to updating Chrome itself, they have also launched a lot of new apps, so if something you were looking for was not in the store, you may want to check again, because it may have been added with this update.


Source: Official Google Blog

Related topics: Google, Google Chrome.

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  1. trilliane
    October 31, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    The old tab page was fine, why ruin it? The new tab page has smaller link pictures (for thr most visited) and I can't change their order like I used; The grey bar at the bottom is ugly and hides the lower end of my theme, and I don't see the recently closed automatically, I have to click on the option, which is an additional extra click. I lost convenience and for what? For an ugly design? Please let me choose what I want to see in my new tab page and don't force me options I don't need. 

    • Tina
      November 1, 2011 at 2:38 pm


      you may want to have a look at this question on MakeUseOf Answers:
      How can I get the old Google Chrome ‘new tab’ back?
      Maybe the solutions are helpful. :)

    • guest
      November 14, 2011 at 12:23 am

      I agree, I like the old one better. I don't like the gradient on the thumbnails either. Overall it may be "cleaner" and smoother but it's cheesier.

  2. John Bunka
    October 26, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I love the update! Its very smooth and the design is great!

    • Dave LeClair
      October 31, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      I agree, it looks nice and it seems to run a little smoother.

  3. TROLL
    October 26, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    And still slow as usual.

    • Dave LeClair
      October 26, 2011 at 6:55 pm

      with the name troll not sure if I can take this seriously lol