#1 Posted by Demoskinos (14519 posts) -

So, if you are like me you were most likely aggravated at the drastic newest changes chrome made with its latest update. I haaated the new look but then I found a solution.

Go to the address bar and put in chrome://flags/

This should bring up a bunch of mumbo jumbo that most everyone isn't going to understand what you need to look for is "Enable Instant Extended API" which will be set to default. Click the drop down box select DISABLE and then relaunch the browser for it to take effect.

Some of you may not mind the new changes but if you're like me and did I'm really glad there is a way to change it back so I figured Id share.

#2 Posted by Mitch0712 (452 posts) -

It took me a while to figure out how to find Recently Closed Tabs

#3 Posted by Demoskinos (14519 posts) -

@mitch0712: Yeah I hated that and whats worse with the newest update you cant say close the browser with 5 tabs then just say open all 5 of those tabs at once like you use to. So being able to roll that stupid change back really made my day so far.

#4 Edited by DystopiaX (5291 posts) -

I thought it was fine, they didn't really change much. The only thing I wish they didn't do was hide recently closed tabs in a menu.

#5 Posted by Scampbell (486 posts) -

Or switch to Firefox and maybe everything you do will not be logged and later used by Google for some crazy scheme.

#6 Posted by Video_Game_King (35826 posts) -

There's a new look?

#7 Posted by Demoskinos (14519 posts) -

@video_game_king: They changed the "New Tab" page as well as how the apps and recently opened tabs are displayed. Might not be a big deal for some especially if you don't see the "new tab" page a whole lot but I use the new tab page as my home page so it was a tad irksome to me.

#8 Edited by e30bmw (356 posts) -

It looks the same to me?

#9 Edited by Video_Game_King (35826 posts) -
#10 Posted by MB (11891 posts) -

@mitch0712: Yeah I hated that and whats worse with the newest update you cant say close the browser with 5 tabs then just say open all 5 of those tabs at once like you use to.

Try the pin tab feature

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#11 Posted by Sterling (2052 posts) -

It still looks the same to me.

#13 Posted by Demoskinos (14519 posts) -

Is everyone who is not seeing it have Version 29.0.1547.76 m ? Because it may not have rolled out to everyone just yet. Then again I'm hypersensitive to any changes with things.

#14 Posted by MB (11891 posts) -

@demoskinos: I always run beta & canary channels on my Macbook, and my Windows machine is used mostly for gaming...I'm on 30.0.1599.66 beta right now.

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#15 Edited by Green_Incarnate (1788 posts) -

Ctrl Shift T all day

#16 Edited by RonGalaxy (2839 posts) -

New page tab has always been useless. Just use the bookmarks bar for all the sites you go to. And use the search bar for everything else.

also, everyone should enable smooth scrolling. Its in beta right now and, while not as smooth as Firefox, is an improvement). Its been in beta for awhile, but figured I'd tell people anyway. Most people probably don't know it exists

#17 Posted by xyzygy (9868 posts) -

The only thing I hate is that now in my bookmarks bar there is an Apps bookmark that I can't get rid of and want it gone badly. Anyone know how to get rid of it?

#18 Edited by bushpusherr (760 posts) -

@xyzygy said:

The only thing I hate is that now in my bookmarks bar there is an Apps bookmark that I can't get rid of and want it gone badly. Anyone know how to get rid of it?

just right click on the bookmarks toolbar and there is a checkbox at the bottom at the bottom of the menu that pops up. "Show Apps Shortcut"

#19 Edited by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

My only major gripe was that they moved the recently closed tabs button. Got used to that pretty quickly, though.

Though having a search bar on the new tab page is kind of redundant when the address bar is pretty much a search bar in and of itself.

#20 Edited by Zidd (1836 posts) -

If you are using windows 7/8 you can also right click on the chrome icon in the taskbar to get your recent tabs

#22 Posted by Mitch0712 (452 posts) -
#23 Edited by Krullban (1021 posts) -

They changed it? Maybe I didn't notice because I use MetroTab?

#24 Posted by Shikon (175 posts) -

thanks for the tip! The big google search bar on the new tab page was making it super slow for some reason and i search in teh adressbar anyway.

#25 Posted by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

@krullban said:

They changed it? Maybe I didn't notice because I use MetroTab?

I didn't notice any drastic changes myself. Mostly just the new tab page and the recent tabs thing.

#26 Posted by Snail (8574 posts) -

FIREFOX FO' LIFE.

I like Chrome too, actually.

#27 Posted by artofwar420 (6248 posts) -

I'm scared to open Chrome 'cause I got like 149 tabs on it. It's a disaster waiting to happen.

I'll get to sorting those, some day.

#28 Edited by Chaser324 (6263 posts) -

Oh...these changes finally hit the release branch. I stay on the Chrome beta releases, and they've been going back and forth on a lot of these changes for quite a while.

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#29 Posted by Hunter5024 (5508 posts) -

I hated the new new tab page, it's my home page as well and they minimized everything to put a fat google search bar even though the address bar already does that! I don't need to see their logo every time I open a new tab, I'm already using their damn product. Thanks a ton Demo, I was really annoyed by these changes.

#30 Edited by MOAB (374 posts) -
#31 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2451 posts) -

I was wondering why it looked different on my Windows machine, turns out the Linux on my netbook is simply not supported by this hot new garbage. Going to disable it once I power up the big rig, thanks for the tip.