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Topic # 131022 5-Oct-2013 18:33
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The latest chrome update changes the default behaviour from giving you a new tab page with the cursor in the omnibox to a page with your most recently used sites and a non-functional (for me) search box. Here's how to disable it (from here).

1. Go to chrome://flags
2. Find:
Enable Instant Extended API Mac, Windows, Chrome OS

Enables the Instant Extended API which provides a deeper integration with your default search provider, including a renovated New Tab Page, extracting search query terms in the omnibox, a spruced-up omnibox dropdown and Instant previews of search results as you type in the omnibox.

3. Set it to 'Disabled'.

Apparently it can disable some other things, but for me it's either disable that or go back to Firefox.




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  Reply # 908571 5-Oct-2013 18:38
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Thanks for that. didn't really like it. Why put a search box there when there's one at the top of the page?

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  Reply # 908576 5-Oct-2013 18:46
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thanks i hated it so much i had gone back to Firefox




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  Reply # 908623 5-Oct-2013 21:59
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The google search box didn't even work for me. Mental.




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