Brave search > chrome > new tab problem

I enabled brave as my default engine in chrome (or id probably never use it) and it has altered the new tab page from my edited and editable version to a sort of default last visited / frequency weighted type of affair.

I wouldn’t mind reentering 8 or so addresses, but the editing function (including drag and drop) is disabled, and there are no visible options for the page.

Is there a flag to make it editable I can set?

Hey @Rogzy ! Welcome to the community :smiley:

Can you please provide screenshots of the new page tab that you are seeing? I am trying to replicate the issue you are experiencing.

P.S I see the page that I think you are seeing with the last viewed pages shown in the new tab. I will look into seeing if that something we can change!

Thank you!


The new tabs thing seems like default action for chrome but it’s aaages since I used it unedited. I’m not really missing much with this style of operation, but I didn’t realise it was linked to the default search engine, and I guess it is because that was the only setting I changed… I haven’t reverted it to check tbh.

To be clear, you set your default search engine to Brave Search, and then the changes to the NTP occurred? Because there isn’t anything connecting the two – you should be able to set Brave search (or any search engine) as default without seeing any other effects.

If you change your default search engine back to what it was, does the NTP go back to the way it looked before?

Yeah it’s news to me too. I just checked google still has my normal custom setup, bing has a custom bing splash page similar to the one on edge, and yahoo uk/Ireland has the same setup as brave

I was on chrome Version 90.0.4430.212 (Official Build) (64-bit) but just updated to Version 91.0.4472.77 (Official Build) (64-bit) with no change in operation.

Edition Windows 10 Pro
Version Dev
Installed on ‎25/‎05/‎2021
OS build 21387.1
Experience Windows 10 Feature Experience Pack 321.13101.0.3

Yeah this is some sort of new Chrome feature I suppose. I don’t see a way to “unlink” these things, but I do see that if I switch (on Chrome) my default search to Bing for example, I get a custom NTP.

So since Brave doesn’t have any custom NTP for Google use, it’s simply defaulting to the base NTP for Google.

Yeah, I can work with the basic functionality as it is. I feel like that’s how it was on chrome for ages anyway.