Pimp your 'New Tab' - open any website or URL!
A super simple extension that allows you to customise your 'New Tab' page by setting it to redirect to a specific URL or website. I created this as the other New Tab redirect extensions all seem to be full of spyware!
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Permission explanation: The extension requires the 'Storage' permission to save your desired URL and the 'Tab' permission to change the URL of your 'New Tab' page. I could remove the tab permission and use the 'new tab override' method but if I did it this way, there would be no way to disable the custom page without disabling the whole extension. Also it would not put the cursor in the address bar. When Chrome adds functionality to allow temporary overrides I will change the implementation to support it.
Happy pimpin! ^_^