Change new tab page to vivaldi://newtab extension based speed dial



  • Hey guys i don't know how to change the newtab page to vivaldi://newtab Reason for changing the newtab page the reason is simple i don't like the Vivaldi speed dial so that is the reason i want to change the newtab page to an extension based speed dial So guys will you help me plz thanxx in advance Its been 2 days guys will someone help me plz


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    @Droyk_:

    Hey guys i don't know how to change the newtab page to vivaldi://newtab

    Reason for changing the newtab page
    the reason is simple i don't like the Vivaldi speed dial so that is the reason i want to change the newtab page to an extension based speed dial

    So guys will you help me plz thanxx in advance

    Its been 2 days guys will someone help me plz

    I think the reason you aren't getting an answer is because there is no setting for this, and the code for selecting new tab is obscure. Someone DID, months ago, post code to change Speed Dial to some other kind of extension (Speed dial is an extension, technically, not a page) but I have no idea where I would find that. It might have even been changing the hex key in the "home page" link on the address bar to the hash for an installed Speed Dial extension.



  • I think the reason you aren't getting an answer is because there is no setting for this, and the code for selecting new tab is obscure. Someone DID, months ago, post code to change Speed Dial to some other kind of extension (Speed dial is an extension, technically, not a page) but I have no idea where I would find that. It might have even been changing the hex key in the "home page" link on the address bar to the hash for an installed Speed Dial extension.

    Actually i tried every possible method i could find and they all did work atleast 50 to 60 %
    and only one i like the most is

    vivaldi://newtab
    

    it is simple and short
    but to get the extension based tabpge you have to manually type this```
    vivaldi://newtab

    
    The only thing i could not seem to find is how to get this thing work automatically
    
    i have some theories that could work but they are really long process and i dont want to touch that long process


  • Ok, this is an old thread, but was first when I searched for the newtab extension problem.

    My problem was related and I though I'll still post a kinda of a solution here, more like getting around the problem with a bug.

    So currently (in 1.7.735.36 snapshot build), if you install a newtab chrome extension it will not replace the Start Page by default.

    You can navigate to vivaldi://newtab, which actually displays the extension you use, great. But if you type vivaldi://newtab into the New Tab Page setting it displays chrome's default newtab, kinda weird.

    Getting around the problem for now if you instead set chrome://newtab as the New Tab Page, which redirects to vivaldi://newtab but now its the same as manually navigating here and the installed extension also works.

    Not sure what's the intended behavior in Vivaldi, if defaul Start Page should be replaced, but at least I'm guessing it's a bug that vivaldi://newtab doesn't use the extension if directly placed in the New Tab Page setting. I'm hoping Vivaldi doesn't want to force the default Start Page on it's users.

    ps.: I didn't try to use a newtab extension until now, so don't know if the whole thing is just a bug/regression. :P



  • @TLGreg
    You should use the Search with Sort by Post Time. So you can find latest threads.

    Your problem already answered multiple times.
    The latest is;
    Extension "New blank/black tab" not working



  • @TLGreg
    That Newtab extension, which one?



  • @dLeon Thanks, I thought I did, maybe the "newtab" keyword (as one word) messed it up and made this post more relevant or maybe I didn't change it to latest posts, I actually realized the chrome://newtab "trick" while coming here for help. :)

    I'm switching to a newtab extension cause I realized I rarely use the actual dials, especially the dial tabs/folders. I'm using bookmarks bar too, so to go to frequently used sites, that suffice too.

    I'm in the middle of picking an extension, but I'll use limitless for a few days, not sure if I'll actually stick with it or not though.



  • @TLGreg
    Ah okay.
    So it could be said solved, right?



  • @dLeon Yeah, I just posted the workaround I found. :slight_smile:
    I though of opening a ticket for it too, but if it came up multiple times already, then it's better that I didn't.


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