Will it be possible to Change the background of the New Tab page, by yourself (or that it takes the background from a Chrome Theme).
I’ve made 2 Screenshots + 1 Screenshot of my Options with the same Theme on both Brave and Chrome.
Would be nice to have the same Background aswell, I am fine with not having the google searchbar in a new tab, as i never used it in Chrome anyways. But be able to further customize it would be awesome, as currently the backgrounds are always random.
Remove the pin and bookmark tile options, leaving only “X” to get rid of a top site
Allow user to add their own website URL as their top tile
Update top tile grid so that there is no limit on how many top tiles a user can add
Allow users to upload their image and set as wallpaper
Add more ‘no-image’ options, like gradients and setting solid colors
Add integration with a stock image library so the user can select from there
Make text color white
Update labels to match labels in the Shields panel
Currently being fixed: Make clock widget match the user’s system time format (12h, 24h).
We will be creating separate issues for these items. This list does not indicate the complete priority of work as there may be non-front-end work that takes precedence. We might also change the order of work as we get more information and user feedback. You can check the project board for updates:
Thanks for your continued support in Brave! We’re always open to more feedback.
Please set only one default top tile … like community.brave.com for example or the chrome web store … something really useful. It’s super annoying to remove all the top sites, because often they are not really useful/necessary.
And secondly: Could you improve the look of the tiles?
As you can see the images are not very clear, a lot of pixels can be seen
Also it would be much more beautiful to don’t have these background, but bigger rectangular icons in general. Here is how it looks in Opera for example, which I personally find very beautiful:
It just looks more modern!
Please let me know what you think!
Personally I find number 1 the most important, especially the ability to add own top sites.
Hi @leon0402, thanks for the feedback. Improving the look of the tiles (fixing pixellated icons, making them bigger thumbnail images, etc.) is on the radar though not explicitly planned and prioritized yet.
Enabling you to add your own top tiles is definitely planned and designs are in progress!
So note a +1 for the improve of tile look If I only look at the ui, that’s probably the thing that bothers me the most!
Thanks for your great work! I was wondering if you don’t want to open your own thread here and perhaps you could keep us there up to date? I know that you do quite a lot work on github (like roadmaps etc.), but I personally like a little bit more text focused on the important things (like the one from you above!).
Perhaps even a new category? We have now “release notes”, would be great to have another one about future plans etc.
One thing I would really like to see out of the update is that clicking X on the tile no longer removes the bookmark from your bookmarks. When attempting to click on the actual tile to trigger opening the page, I have accidentally clicked on the X and it has also removed the entry from my Bookmarks Toolbar. Unfortunately for me, one of the ones I did this with was a custom filtered Github PRs search, which I haven’t been able to get back (without just re-writing the whole filter URL).
Not in Brave Release Version 0.66.101 Chromium: 75.0.3770.142 (Official Build) (64-bit).
Not in Beta Version 0.68.114 Chromium: 76.0.3809.87 (Official Build) beta (64-bit)
Yes in Dev and Nightly. (Dev Version 0.69.94 Chromium: 76.0.3809.62 (Official Build) dev (64-bit)); Nightly Version 0.70.12 Chromium: 76.0.3809.72 (Official Build) nightly (64-bit).
You can toggle them (Top Sites) off using the settings icon in the lower right of the new tab page.
Many thanks for that. It seems that I don’t have that icon available. The other three, the cogwheel, the bookmarks and the history are there, but no dashboard settings. I have this version: Version 0.66.101 Chromium: 75.0.3770.142 (Official Build) (64-bit)
@Bl1ts With the new settings for the new tab page (should now be available from Brave Beta on) you can have an almost blank new tab page.
Furthermore, you can always change your new tab page completely. Unfortunately, there is not setting for this in Brave (at least I couldn’t find one), but you can install new tab pages from the chrome webstore.
For example https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/new%20tabe, install it and it should be automatically your new tab page. If you remove it again, the Brave new tab page is displayed again.