Chrome, a superb web browser from Google has loads of features that can improve your browsing experience. No doubt, Chrome’s new tab page is extremely handy, but it is very rigid. Speed Dial is a nice extension for Chrome that can make your new tab page look and function better. It will make the new tab page more personal by giving you more control.
After installing Speed Dial, it can be customized by adding your favorite websites. The background color/image, search options etc. can be customized. After installation, you will find your new tab page like this:
By default, the thumbnails are empty and you can add your favorite sites one by one. Simply click a thumbnail and enter the URL of the site that you want to add to that particular tab.
After adding your favorite sites, you will see an attractive start page in Google Chrome, as shown below:
After that, you can also tweak the start page settings. To do this, click the options button placed at the left top of the start page. The options page of Speed dial looks like:
You’ll have 7 different themes to choose from. If you select a theme color, it will instantly change the background of your new tab page. You can also adjust the columns and rows of thumbnails that appear in the new tab page of Google Chrome. If you want to add more sites in the quick access list, then this could be useful for you. You can use the slider named as “Dials Distance”, in order to adjust the size of the thumbnails.