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When I open a new tab in Chromium, it displays the 'new tab' page, which (among other things) contains the 'most visited' pages. I want to add a new webpage to that list. How do I do that?

I've tried visiting the webpage several times, and clicking the 'X' for the other choices, but it never shows up. Is there a way to manually edit what pages show up there?

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You can use Chromium extension called Speed Dials instead.

Speed Dial replaces the Chrome\Chromium's new tab page with your predefined visual bookmarks.

To add a web page, just click on the Speed Dial toolbar button and select "Add this page". from this menu you can also open the Speed dial page to access your visual bookmarks. When you're on the Speed Dial page, you can use drag-n-drop to change the thumbnail position. Speed Dial let you customize the page look and feel by a predefined themes. You can also set a background image.

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Note: It doesn't show the apps section.So whenever you need to access them , you need to disable it.

If you don't like Speed dials; there are some steps you can do to keep the websites that you want:

  1. Clear Browsing History (Tools--->Clear browsing History).
  2. Go to a specific website you want to keep.
  3. The website will appear now on the "most visited" section, click on the pin as in this picture: enter image description here

4.Repeat from step 2 for every website.

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Not exactly what I'd asked, but accomplished what I was trying to do. Thanks! –  David Oneill Jul 4 '11 at 0:58
@David Oneill: Answer updated.And I hope they will improve this "most visited" section to speed dials like Opera for example. –  Binarylife Jul 4 '11 at 8:27
Just saw your edit - yeah, that's exactly what I was hoping for! –  David Oneill Feb 24 '12 at 16:04
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You can't - not without visiting that site enough to make it into one of your "Most Visited" sites.

(Via Google Chrome Help)

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You could remove your browers history and then go back to the site you want to see and would'll see it but the old entry's will be gone.

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No idea if this only works with Google chrome but first bookmark the site you want on that page. While on the home page click and drag the bookmark to any space, used or empty, the cursor changes to an + ,click here. Next time you open the browser your site should be there. You can also fix or delete these shortcuts in that homepage

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This didn't work, although it was worthy trying. –  David Oneill Jul 4 '11 at 0:57
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I am not sure, but I think I used to have a version of chrome with a page similar offered by speed dials, but you can still see the apps page. However, using speed dials you cant get access to speed dials.

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Can you edit this to improve its clarity, and fix typos? (I'm sure you didn't mean to say "using speed dials you can't get access to speed dials" but I'm not sure what you did mean to say.) –  Eliah Kagan Aug 24 '12 at 3:23
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