Display time and weather info on Chrome's new tab page

Display time, date, and weather info in the Chrome new tab screen, instead of just a grid of your most visited sites.

Currently Chrome extension (Dark)
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET

The new tab screen in Chrome normally displays a thumbnail grid of your most visited sites or a list of your Chrome apps. But how often do you really make use of either of those screens? If you're a weather junkie, you might like a Chrome extension called Currently. It's a very simple extension that displays the current time, date, and weather forecast.

You can still access your old screens by clicking on the icon in the lower-right-hand corner of the screen. If you don't like the dark color, you can change it to light (gray) or blue. You can also choose between Celcius and Fahrenheit, 12- or 24-hour clock, toggle the seconds, toggle animation, and manually enter a location.

That's it. The Currently extension is a handy and unique way to keep up with the weather. Do you have other favorite weather extensions? Where does Currently rank among them? Let us know in the comments.

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About the author

Ed Rhee, a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an IT veteran turned stay-at-home-dad of two girls. He focuses on Android devices and applications while maintaining a review blog at techdadreview.com.

 

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