Google Tests Drag & Drop To Customize NTP Modules

Google is working on a new way to customize the Chrome new tab page. You will be able to drag and drop items to rearrange your new tab page.

NTP Modules

Chrome Cart

Remember the Chrome Cart module that I told you about a few weeks ago? Google is working on a few more ‘modules’ similar to Chrome Cart. Google also wants to help you customize these modules easily.

In Chrome’s Canary channel, you will find a new flag to help you test drag and drop modules.

NTP Modules Drag and Drop: Enables modules to be reordered via dragging and dropping on the New Tab Page. – Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS

Here is a short video showing how this works.

Things, as you can see, are still work-in-progress. Modules do not work well with the existing shortcuts on the new tab page. Further, you will not see these changes when you restart Chrome.

However, the video will give you a brief idea of where Google wants to take this feature. Take a look and let me know what you think.

3 responses

  1. Are they for reals using NTP to describe the new tab page? I thought this may have been to the NTP protocol, AS DEFINED IN RFC’S, and that is equally relevant (or more so) to Chromebooks

    I know we are an acronym laden industry, but can we please avoid acronym confusion and not reuse common or foundational tla’s?

    1. I don’t think they use it in the user-facing documentation, but you’ll see it across code and flag names, etc.

  2. Video too small to see what is actually happenings

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