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I made a 'new tab' browser extension/theme

virejdasani profile image Virej Dasani Updated on ・1 min read

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is a beautiful and open-source new tab browser extension that has an animated gradient background. New tabs will show the time, weather and let you do Google searches too!

Luminous New Tab is available for Google Chrome and Firefox

I made Luminous New Tab because of the lack of minimal, ad-free New Tab extensions. I feel it gives a nice vibe to the browser and is quite useful.
Let me know what you think about Luminous New Tab
You can request features and report bug here
And if you decide to get it for your browser, a review, and a star to the repo on GitHub thanks!

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Ian Pride • Edited

Very nice and I'd love to use it, but could you add alternate search engines? I don't see any settings for the extension. I use DuckDuckGo mainly, but will use almost anything else as long as it's not Google. If not, I might look into forking and doing it myself, but I am pretty busy with other projects and life at the moment. And also if you could add the choice to select Fahrenheit as the temperature I'd appreciate it..

Appreciate it though, very cool.

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Virej Dasani Author

Thanks for the feedback! I am working on the settings option and having different search engines but I don't think it will be done any time soon because my exams are coming up. However, if you can find the time, I'd be more than happy to merge your pull request and even if you don't, there should be an update coming out in a couple of months 👍

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Rithik Samanthula

Awesome Man, keep on going!!

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Junxiao Shi

New Tab is the new FOLDER.HTT .
FOLDER.HTT is a Windows 98 feature that allows you to customize any file folder to show a webpage when opened.

Here's what I did, circa 2002 (screenshot taken in 2011).
It has a dynamic clock, music, and links to various folders.
There's no weather because back then we find out weather by looking at the sky.
There's no Google search because back then we search information in encyclopedia CD-ROM.

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Asad

Thats really cool!!

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Virej Dasani Author

Thanks, a review on the store would mean a lot!

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Asad

sure thing 😉

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Virej Dasani Author

Thanks a lot!

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𝕐𝕒𝕤𝕙𝕣𝕒𝕛 𝔻𝕦𝕕𝕙𝕖

Loved it bruh 👌
The buttons below the search bar I think no need/ u can add open incognito there it's useful
And let users add a quote/saying sorry if I am demanding lot 😅
At last loved simplicity

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Virej Dasani Author • Edited

Thanks a lot for the suggestions!
Also might I suggest, because this is an Open Source project, you can also add these features by contributing them to the GitHub repo here!

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Virej Dasani Author

Oh, no problem. I'll try and implement those features in the next update!
Also, I would really appreciate a review or a rating on the extension. Thanks in advance 👍

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Shikhar Sharma

Hey! I remember you. Nice work ✌️

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Virej Dasani Author

Thanks a lot man!

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Esrom Amanuel

I hope it comes to the edge web store

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Virej Dasani Author

Thanks! If you can, I would really appreciate a review on the browser store.

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Sean

Nice work !!! 😄

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Virej Dasani Author

Thanks a lot!

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Prasham Ashesh

I'd be interested to know how you built it, maybe a step by step article with learning resources? 🤷