Custom New Tab URL

Custom New Tab URL

Simply set the URL you want new tabs to load and it'll load it. No fluff. Cloud sync enabled.

Custom New Tab URL
What is Custom New Tab URL?
"Custom New Tab URL" is a user-friendly Edge add-on designed to enhance the browsing experience. It enables users to customize the URL that opens in new tabs, provides an option for automating URL highlighting/selection upon page load or focusing on the new tab. It offers a choice between a light or dark themed interface and syncs settings with the cloud for a seamless browsing experience across different devices.
Stats
Rating: 4.50 (70)
Version: 1.2.1 (Last updated: 2023-11-29)
Creation date: 2020-11-24
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Overrides new tab: Yes
Permissions:
  • storage
Size: 21.46K
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Custom New Tab URL
Custom New Tab URL (v1.1.5)
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Summary

Customize the new tab URL. Redirect the new tab page to any URL you want.

There are 4 options available:

  • URL you want the new tab URL to be
  • whether you want the URL to be auto-highlighted/selected on new tab page load (or if you want the focus on new tab load to be on your page)
  • whether you wish to enable a light mode theme (it currently defaults to a dark theme)
  • whether Edge should sync this setting with the cloud

See source code here: https://github.com/zach-adams/simple-new-tab-url

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Edge Add-on Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Does exactly what I want
  • No flashing white screen
  • Works well on dark theme
Cons
  • Steals focus from the address bar
  • Cannot redirect to a local HTML page
  • Edge may disable the extension
Most mentioned
  • Does exactly what I want
  • No flashing white screen
  • Edge may disable the extension
Recent reviews
It works as it should. I love it. Simple and effective. However, Microsoft keeps turning it off lol. I don't know if it is during browser updates or quietly at random. But I just opened the browser again a moment ago and it was back to the stupid Microsoft Start site filled with BS clickbait. I can't stand it. That site causes me to cringe every time I see it. I think I've reached the point where if they try quietly disabling this plugin one more time, I am going to drop Edge and use something else.
by James, 2023-04-22

It just works! 💝 My only nitpick is [#12 on the issue tracker] I wish it could automatically load the "Home Page" instead of needing to be configured separately.
by James, 2023-09-25

It works as it should. I love it. Simple and effective. However, Microsoft keeps turning it off lol. I don't know if it is during browser updates or quietly at random. But I just opened the browser again a moment ago and it was back to the stupid Microsoft Start site filled with BS clickbait. I can't stand it. That site causes me to cringe every time I see it. I think I've reached the point where if they try quietly disabling this plugin one more time, I am going to drop Edge and use something else.
by James, 2023-04-22
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Safety
Risk impact

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

Risk likelihood

Custom New Tab URL is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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