Pastel new tab – automatic dark mode

 

Automatic dark mode

Pastel new tab now supports automatic dark mode. When enabled, the new tab page shows a subdued dark screen in dark mode, and a regular pastel tab in light mode.

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‘System theme’ and ‘Go dark’ buttons

System dark mode is supported by Chrome on Mac OS 10.14+ and Windows 10+. Dark mode may also be applied directly (‘Go dark’ button) if your operating system doesn’t support system-wide dark mode.

Add custom colours

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Add custom colours

Add your favourite colours to the new tab page. Use the ‘Set custom colour (+)’ button to add a new colour. The selected colour is saved to grid of all colours, and set as current pinned colour.

Top site icons

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Top sites with site icons

Pastel new tab now shows site icons along with titles when top sites are enabled.

This change requires additional permission to access site icons, so may require you to re-enable the extension.

That’s all, folks!

Please share your feedback, suggestions and any bugs you find using this link.

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Pastel new tab – Serif & Sans-serif fonts

Choose from a serif and a sans-serif font for the clock and the top websites.

Font selection may be changed by clicking the font selection icon (fifth from start) at the bottom of any new tab.

The sans-serif font used depends on the operating system – San Francisco on latest macOS, Segoe UI on latest Windows, Ubuntu or Cantarell on some Linux flavours, and Roboto on Chrome OS.

The serif font used is Noto Serif SC.

Other updates

  • The top website links at the bottom now slide in and out when toggled
  • Updates to external libraries to newer, secure versions
  • Updates to new tab page for faster load

That’s all, folks!

Please share your feedback, suggestions and any bugs you find using this link.

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Pastel new tab – now with your top websites

Pastel new tab, with clock and top websites
Pastel new tab, with clock and top websites

Your most often visited websites can now be added to the pastel new tab page. Just like in the default new tab page, but cleaner.

The websites are visible in simple, discreet boxes at the bottom of the screen. The websites can be toggled off, or on, easily from controls at bottom of the screen.

Please note that the website links are disabled by default. The first time you enabled them, Chrome will request you to grant the extension permission to access your top websites.

Without this permission, the extension cannot display these links. However, rest of the new tab page works just like earlier even without this permission.

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