I can briefly see chrome://newtab (with Google search page and possibly some sort of Chrome speed dial) when I am navigating to a web page.
The workflow is: open a new tab, enter URL, briefly see chrome://newtab and then the website entered starts to load. Is this normal or a bug?
I have no settings that should use Google so I am surprised by this.
Mac OS X 10.12.5 with Vivaldi 1.12.955.38 (Stable channel) (64-bit)
@arin_s I can't see that on Windows. Perhaps an OSX user can try to reproduce it.