Simple New Tab

Simple New Tab

A new tab page with a search bar that uses your default search engine.

Simple New Tab
What is Simple New Tab?
Simple New Tab is a user-friendly Edge add-on that creatively customizes your new tab page with a search bar. This add-on uses your default search engine, creating an experience similar to Google Chrome's new tab, but with a more minimalistic design. The source code for this project is openly available on GitHub under the handle Vechro/Simple-New-Tab, with credits to zmni for creating the original project.
By: Vechro
Rating: 4.70 (22)
Version: 1.1.0 (Last updated: 2020-02-17)
Creation date: 2020-02-17
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Overrides new tab: Yes
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Size: 7.93K
URLs: Website
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A new tab page with a search bar that uses your default search engine. Similar to Google Chrome's new tab but more minimal.

Source code available at

Thank you to zmni for creating the original project.

User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Redirects search to Google instead of Bing
  • Provides a clean and simple new tab page without spammy content
  • Offers a pleasant user experience with pretty pictures and minimalistic design
  • Functionality aligns well with the advertised purpose
  • Removes annoying ads from new tab page
  • Lacks the option to change the background image or color
  • Search bar input redirects to the address bar, which some users find pointless
  • Large background image is not customizable, contrary to the simplicity suggested
Most mentioned
  • Simple and minimalistic design
  • Uses Google or other preferred search engines by default
  • Background customization options are desired
  • Free add-on with no required monetary investment
  • Eliminates spammy news stories and ads from the new tab page
Recent reviews
A great, simple extension. Bought a laptop for my elderly father, and he almost immediately started telling me things from the spammy 'news' stories on the Edge front page (some of which were a bit scammy as well). This gives him a pretty picture, the edge logo, and a text box that just redirects to Google as his configured search engine. Perfect.
by Nick, 2022-10-05

Minimaliste, c'est ce qui est attendu. Pouvoir choisir l'image ou une couleur de fond serait un plus appréciable.
by Michel, 2022-09-14

I like it very much, because I don't like at all Micro$oft default new tab used to track everything the user is doing, so i'm using DuckDuckGo as my default search engine, and I like the feature to launch a search with it in a new tab. I don't know if it's planned but the background image is not the one showed here, it's the Edge image with the logo floating above water, but that's fine, this image is cool. It could be nice if an option to place the search bar more at the bottom could be added, and maybe with more rounded corners. Thanks to the dev !
by Daf, 2021-12-25
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Risk impact

Simple New Tab is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Simple New Tab has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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