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Got a little sick of my old “new tab” page, so I built something small to replace it.

The idea of this little project was to build something that replaced the default “Chrome” new tabs page, which, although good, would be a little frustrating at times… it would load a whole google search bar, when really I was using the browsers URL bar to search anyway. It was also sending off requests this way and the next, which weren’t really neccesary.

All I really wanted was a simple speed dial, and some motivational text. So thats what I did!

The extension in action

One pleasant surprise, was that the FireFox addon’s use exactly the same api’s as Chrome, and that there is a whole documentation amongst browsers, about how to implement said extensions. Yay for standards!

The extension on GitHub
Chrome install page
FireFox install page