How To Video: Use the new Chrome 'new tab' page
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How To Video: Use the new Chrome 'new tab' page

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We get an early peek at the new 'new tab' page in the fresh-from-the-oven Chrome 15 beta. It's got some cool organizational tools, and we'll show you how to use them.

There's a new tab page coming down to pave for Google Chrome users. Now, I'm gonna show you how to use it. I am Seth Rosenblatt for CNET. Google has put some serious torque behind its new tab page letting you organize bookmarks, apps, and frequently visited tabs. Well, the update is only available in the Development and Beta builds as of September 2011. It's going to be in Chrome-stable soon enough. Even better? It's as easy to use as turning on your car. The new page splits up your most visited sites, Chrome web apps, and bookmarks which are three distinct sections. There are arrows on the left and right side of the page to flip through them as well as links at the bottom of the page. The browser saves the last one you were looking at and returns to it when you restart the browser. The redesign also includes an intuitive organizational feature. You can drag items from any of the three pages to the bottom bar and create custom categories for keeping them organized. Double-click where the new category label is blank to name it. You can also mix and match items in a custom category so you can have your Google Calendar, Offline, and web app live next to your Gmail bookmark and next to your frequently visited search. To remove an item, drag it toward the bottom right corner of the page and a trash can will appear for you to drop it in. So, what do you think? Personally, I dig it. I encounter with the new tab page more than any other part of the browser, so it makes sense that it ought to be more useful and this is definitely revs the new tab page. For CNET, I'm Seth Rosenblatt.

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