How to Remove Shortcuts from Google Chrome New Tab Page


Google Chrome keeps shortcuts to your most visited sites on your home page. If you don’t find this list useful, you can remove these shortcuts individually or hide all shortcuts at once. We will show you how to do it.

When you remove a shortcut, that item is gone forever. However, you can get all your hidden shortcuts back at once with just a few clicks.

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Remove a shortcut to a new tab in Chrome

To individually remove your site’s shortcuts from the new tab page, first, open a new tab in Chrome. You can do this by pressing Ctrl + T (Windows) or Command + T (Mac).

On the new tab page, find the shortcut you want to remove. Hover over the top right corner of that shortcut, then click the three dots that appear.

Select the three dots in the upper right corner of a shortcut.

From the three-dot menu, choose “Delete.”

And instantly Chrome will remove the selected shortcut from your new tab page.

Advice: If you accidentally delete a shortcut, you can restore it by clicking “Undo” in the confirmation message that opens.

Are you ready.

Hide all new tab shortcuts in Chrome

If you don’t want to see any shortcuts, you can hide them all with a few clicks.

Start by opening a new tab in Chrome. Then, in the bottom right corner of the new tab screen, choose “Customize Chrome”.


In the window that opens, in the left sidebar, click “Shortcuts”.


In the right pane, enable the “Hide Shortcuts” option. Then, at the bottom, click “Done.”

Advice: Later, to show your shortcuts and bring them back to your new tab page, deselect the “Hide Shortcuts” option and click “Done”.

Back on the new tab page, you will find that all the shortcuts to your site have disappeared. Enjoy a neat Chrome interface!

Thus, there are other ways to customize the new tab page in Chrome, such as removing custom suggestions and changing the background image. Try them to make Chrome Really yours!

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