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Chrome 15 Beta Lands With Revamped New Tab Page On

The Chrome team released Chrome 15.0.874.24 to the Beta channel for Windows, Mac, and Chrome Frame and 15.0.874.21 for Linux. Chrome 15 contains some really great improvements including:

  • A brand new New Tab Page
  • Javascript Fullscreen API is now enabled by default
  • Chrome Web Store items can now be installed inline by their verified site
  • Omnibox History is now an additional sync data type

The revamped New Tab page simplify the visual appearance and make it easier to manage apps, bookmarks, and most visited sites, so you can get where you’re going as quickly as possible, Google stated.

“Your apps, bookmarks, and most visited sites now appear in three different sections on the page. You can flip between these different sections by clicking the section labels at the bottom of the page or the arrows at the side of the page. Chrome will remember the last section you flipped to and return to it when you open a new tab,” explains Google.

Tips for using the new New Tab page:

  • To rearrange apps, just drag and drop them on the page.
  • To create a new apps section, drag an app to the bottom of the page until a new apps section appears. You can rename this section by double-clicking the label. For example, you can create a section of apps for “Work” and a section for “Play”.
  • To remove items from any section on the page, start dragging them to the bottom right of the page. A trash can will appear, where you can drop the item to remove it.
  • To see the tabs you’ve just closed, click “Recently closed” on the bottom right of the page.
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