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.

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What is Custom New Tab URL?

Custom New Tab URL is an Edge add-on by Zach Adams. This add-on has 75,410 weekly active users and a good user rating of 4.30. The latest version, 1.1.0, was updated 2 years ago.

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Rating: 4.30 (59)
Version: 1.1.0 (Last updated: 2020-11-24)
Creation date: 2020-11-24
Manifest version: 2
Overrides new tab: Yes
  • storage
  • file:///*
Size: 19.84K
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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Custom New Tab URL
Custom New Tab URL (v1.1.3)
45 24,152
Not available on Firefox
Very similar to other "New Tab URL" redirect extensions but this one is stripped down to the bare essentials.

2 options are available: 
- The URL you want the new tab to load
- Whether the URL should be saved in the cloud automatically

See source code here:

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Risk impact

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

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

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

Risk likelihood measures the probability that an Edge add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Edge add-on reputation on Edge Add-on Store, the amount of time the Edge add-on has been around, and other signals about the Edge add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing an Edge add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
This is the best. Unlike other similar extensions, this works very well on dark theme.
by Ankit, 2022-11-18

dont work with edge://favorites/
by Matze, 2022-10-24

Personally, I find a shame that Edge needs an extension to allow for the user to choose what to display when opening a new tab, but this extension does well the job. I just wonder why it needs the authorisation "to read and modify all your data on the web sites that you access" (here translated from the French "Autoriser cette extension à lire et à modifier toutes vos données sur les dites auquels vous accédez". The author says that he needs this authorisation to perform and that the data is not stored/used, but I found another extension "Custom New Tab" that does not need it so I disabled this one.
by Roger, 2022-10-11
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