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How to Remove Shortcuts from Google Chrome’s New Tab Page

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

When you delete a shortcut, this item disappears forever. However, you can recover all your hidden shortcuts with just a few clicks.

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Delete a New Tab Shortcut in Chrome

To remove your site’s shortcuts individually from the new tab page, start with 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 your cursor in the upper right corner of this shortcut, then click on 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.

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

You are ready.

Hide all new tab shortcuts in Chrome

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

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

Select "Customize Chromium" in the lower right corner.

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

Picking out "Shortcuts" in the left sidebar.

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

Point: 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 your site shortcuts are gone. Enjoy a clean Chrome interface!


That way 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 create Chrome really yours!

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