Change/Customize/Blank New Tab Page

Please add a search engine box (based on your default) to the center of the new tab page.

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When I remove the pictures, I want the page to look in a light or dark theme. As I get used to the dark theme, the colorful and light new tab disturbs.

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Yes, if a user disables all new-tab content,
the default should be a bank (white) page,
and not this obtrusive purple-pink surface.

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Is it here yet? its been more than a year. Is anyone even working on it?

I cant even change bg image from an extension

Just why?

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It’s been over a year now. When will these features come to Brave??

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Its been almost two years and I gave up on this. When I was using Brave I resorted to using Speed Dial 2 New tab extension.

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First I’ve seen this thread though as others have commented, it’s been around — and unresolved — for a year and a half.

The good news: unlike some other issues, Brave acknowledges this is An Issue.

More good news: there are work-arounds.

Get started | On startup | Open a specific page or set of pages
[about:blank]

This will open Brave to a blank page. Unlike other browsers (some, Chromium-based), this entry only affects what you see when you start Brave, not when you open new tabs.

Blank New Tab Page does just what the name says. There are other similar extensions that will open — for example — a blank dark new tab page if that’s what you’d prefer.

The not-so-good news — resolving this (and other issues) with extensions has potential downsides: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/03/the-case-for-limiting-your-browser-extensions/

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Hi

Got the same issue on brave bet for Android.
Even if I set default page in the parameters I still get the dashboard. The settings doesn’t have any effect .

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Wow everything i ever thought of (as of now :smiley: ). Waiting eagerly for all these one by one. Thank you so much for your efforts and also the brave team. I’m a proud user!!
One more most anticipated feature i’d like to request is to enable dark mode for rewards page. Settings page already has one. It would be great and easy on the eyes if rewards page also had a dark mode…Just a thought.
Would love to hear your reply
Thanks a lot !!
Good Day :orange_heart:

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Nearly TWO years and nothings been done on this? Crazy. Especially with solutions such as using a Chrome add-on? Why am I even with Brave if I have to resort to that?

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They brought a setting called blank page. But I want dark theme support for dashboard. I want the default background image to be white or black. I don’t want Brave’s own colors. I want the new tab page to be black, which is easy on the eyes.

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@Darktower,
Apologies – maybe I’m not following: you’re saying that you want to have the Blank page option display black/dark when dark mode is selected? Because unless I’m missing something that’s the exact behavior I see:

Dark theme selected:

Light theme selected:

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Just to chime in here, I really dislike the selection of images. The only reason I have them on is for the ad on the NTP, that I hope I’m getting some BAT for. If there was hundreds of backgrounds to choose from, I could make a much better grouping that eliminates the top down aerial views, cold and ice views, and annoying color contrasting images. Furthermore, browser images should be in a directory so they can be changed. The same way the advertisers background images are in a plugin directory, that is fine.

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I just use an extension to maintain the sites I want to show up as shortcuts. I am in control of that. I gave up on Brave allowing the configuration of the New Tab page wrt what sites show there.

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When I turn off the background images in the dashboard interface, I want them to be white or dark in line with the theme. I don’t want a colorful wallpaper.

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I want to have certain sites to show up on the New tab page and only those sites. The only time these shortcuts are to change is if I as the end-user change them. I do not want Brave to put what sites it feels should be there. Right now I have to use an extension to do this simple task.

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Dating back to Brave’s Muon version, I’ve offered more criticism of Brave than praise, and that includes what I see when I open New Tab in Brave, the subject of this thread. Indeed, I’d installed an extension so what I saw was a blank page. Apparently, Brave offered its own flavor of this option a few updates back, but I missed it.

What I didn’t miss — though Brave hasn’t yet made a Big Deal about it — is the optional News Feed, available when I open a new tab.

Great job! Thanks.

Don’t expect the criticism to stop, but when you do something right — and the News Feed is certainly Doing Something Right — it’s only fair to add praise to the comments, too.

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I did not even see their News Feed since like you I had to resort to an extension so that I could have the website I want on the New Tab page. The news feed is not something I would use since I have been using Feedly for years across multiple browsers for my news feeds customized the way I want.

The configurability of the new tab page regarding what websites are there is a feature that Brave has kept promising would be implemented but never has. Disappointed again.

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I’d really like the ability to change that god awful pink and purple SJW hair color on the new tab without backgrounds. Idealy upload my own images. I know dev. takes time but lawd hav mercy it’s been awhile now since I saw the original request here when Googling the issue

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Gothic Black with some unreadeable Black Metal band logo would be highly appreciated.

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