Display New Tabs In Google Chrome As A Clock


If you’d like to display just a simple clock as a new tab page in Google Chrome, then the Minimal New Tab Clock add-on does just that. It also runs offline.

Download and install it from here.

adding Minimal New Tab Clock add-on to Chrome from Web Store

Click on Add extension to proceed.

allowing installation of Minimal New Tab Clock Chrome add-on

Initially, after installing it when a new tab page is opened, there will be a prompt to either reverse the new tab page changes to default or to allow Minimal New Tab Clock. Choose to Keep it for the add-on to work.

keeping the changes made to new tab page by Minimal New Tab Clock add-on

After it is installed, you can pin the add-on next to the Chrome address bar by clicking on the Extensions icon and enabling pinning for it.

extensions icon for managing installed Chrome add-ons

pinning Minimal New Tab Clock add-on next to Chrome address bar

The add-on icon will then be visible next to the Chrome address bar.

Minimal New Tab Clock add-on icon

Then, whenever a new tab page is opened, a clock will be displayed.

default clock view in the new tab page by Minimal New Tab Clock add-on

You can change the clock type as well as the background color scheme.

Changing the color scheme:

To use a different background color, click on the palette icon from the top-right within the new tab page.

changing background color in Minimal New Tab Clock add-on

Then select any of the other background colors as needed.

You can also use a custom color by clicking on the paintbrush icon and selecting it.

choosing a color palette for new tab background color using Minimal New Tab Clock

Changing the clock type:

Minimal New Tab Clock supports three different types of clocks: Analogue, 12 hour, and 24 hour. By default, the analog clock is displayed. To change the clock type, click on the gear icon.

changing the clock type in Minimal New Tab Clock add-on

Then choose from any one of the three types as needed.

Analog clock view:

analogue clock in Minimal New Tab Clock add-on

24 hour clock view:

24 hour clock in Minimal New Tab Clock add-on

12 hour clock view:

12 hour clock in Minimal New Tab Clock add-on

Enabling in Incognito mode:

Minimal New Tab Clock by default isn’t enabled in the incognito mode. To enable it, right-click on the add-on icon and choose Manage Extensions.

configuring options for Minimal New Tab Clock Chrome add-on

Then, enable the option to Allow in incognito for the clock to be displayed in incognito new tabs.

allowing Minimal New Tab Clock add-on in incognito mode

 

This is a simple Chrome add-on if you’d like to display just the time in the new tabs.

All done.


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