Remove Most Visited Thumbnails from Chrome New Tab Page

One of the most used browsers for its versatility and modernity is Google Chrome which offers us a series of functionalities focused on optimizing the user experience and one of them is the possibility of accessing most visited websites much more quickly using the thumbnails every time we open a new tab in Google Chrome.

By default you will see 8 thumbnails of your most visited websites:

8 most visited sites chrome

This can be useful or not, depending on the situation.

The problem is that you cant remove these thumbnails with any Chrome option. So today we will give a series of tips on how to delete these thumbnails from the browser.

Delete One Thumbnail in Chrome

This process is quite simple; you must pass the mouse pointer over the thumbnail to delete and automatically the X icon displays with the caption “Don’t show on this page“:

dont show on this page chromeOnce you click on the X icon, at the bottom, you can undo the action.


Delete All Time Browsing History in Chrome

The next alternative is to delete all time browsing history in Google Chrome who also removes the most visited thumbnails.

  1. For this, press the following keys Ctrl + Shift + Del
  2. Now select the option “All Time” and click on the “Clear data” button:
    all time clear data chrome

Change New Tab Settings Chrome

Using the above methods, you delete the thumbnail but remains an empty box.

Google Chrome doesn’t allow to remove these empty boxes entirely; the objective is to configure a new blank tab and prevent the display of these boxes.

  1. To achieve this, go to the address bar of the browser and execute the following: chrome://settings
  2. Go to the section “On startup” and check the box “Open a specific page or a set of pages.”
  3. Now, click on “Add a new page” and enter the following: about://blank
    add new page chrome
  4. . Click on the “Add” button to complete the action and  restart the browser, now you will see a blank page instead of the most visited thumbnails.

Open New Tab Completely Empty with Extension

This option will use an extension, and every time a page is opened in Google Chrome shows a blank page without the default thumbnails.

  1. For this, go to the following website: Empty New Tab Page
  2. Click on the “Add to Chrome” button and install the extension:
    add to chrome extension
  3. Now, every time you open a New Tab, you will see a blank page.

These are the various options available to manage Google Chrome New Tab Page Most Visited Thumbnails.

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