Replace Chrome's built-in new tab with a list of bookmarks from your Bookmarks Bar and launch them using keyboard shortcuts.
Bookmarks Bar is a great idea but it has limited space. Once it's full, Chrome hides your "extra" bookmarks behind a chevron which you have to click to see them.
This extension replaces Chrome's built-in new tab page with a list of your bookmarks from the Bookmarks Bar. Since a blank page has a lot more space than the Bookmarks Bar, you can see all your bookmarks at one go.
You can also use keyboard shortcuts to launch your bookmarks. Bookmarks are numbered from 0 to 9 and then A to Z, and you use the same keys to launch them. For example, to launch your 11th bookmark, simply press A.
Version 0.3 brings the ability to assign custom shortcuts. e.g., to use the key "t" to launch twitter, simply rename the bookmark to "t. Twitter" (excluding the quotes).
Version 0.4 allows you to customize fonts and colors. Lower-case letters are now used for your custom shortcuts while the upper-case letters get auto assigned to the remaining bookmarks.
Version 0.5 lets you customize a few more colors. You can use dark colors for background if the default is too bright. I see where this is headed though - themes!
Version 0.6 lets you delete a bookmark by pressing the "-" key (minus/dash, without quotes!) followed by the bookmark's shortcut key.
Version 0.6.5 lets you pick folder and displays bookmarks from only that folder. If your selected folder has other folders in it, they'll be ignored.
1. When you open a new tab, by default the keyboard focus is with the address bar. To use keyboard shortcuts, you must first press tab or click somewhere on the new tab page.
2. Favicons are not supported. (Chrome API limitation)
3. chrome:// and other similar URLs are not supported. (Needs investigation)