When I open a new tab in Chrome I get a new tab that shows the google search bar and a list of the most recent visited tabs.

How do I hide all these recent visited sites without having to remove every entry manually?

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  • Enter chrome://flags in the address bar
  • Scroll down to Show popular sites on the New Tab page
  • Change the setting from default to Disabled
  • Relaunch Chrome
  • Didn't seem to do it, perhaps this only hides the initially populated popular links, not the most visited – Nathan Hornby Aug 30 '17 at 16:36
  • I can't find this option @deb – Michel Aug 4 at 23:27

Try this, it works for me. Good luck.


  • Is this for Android? Have you tested on Android? Please post Android solutions only – beeshyams Oct 30 '16 at 8:47
  • Chrome for Android doesn't support extension/theme, so this is impossible to do. – Andrew T. Jan 27 '17 at 3:34

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