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by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
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HOW TO remove thumbnail preview of sites you have visited in Chrome, Safari

Some folks may like the browser feature (called Top Sites in Safari) that lists frequently visited Web addresses as a thumbnail preview or text link for each site. But those who are on a shared computer or are concerned about their privacy may not want others to see their  frequently visited websites displayed so prominently.

Disabling this feature involves a few simple steps.

In Chrome, click on the Wrench menu on the top right corner, select Options. In the dialog box that opens up, go to the Home Page panel & select the radio button that says Open this page: & set its value to about:blank

In Safari on Windows, select Preferences from the Edit menu. In the dialog box that opens, in the General tab set the value of the dropdown New tabs open with: to Empty page


After you make this setting, the thumbnail preview feature will be disabled when you start Chrome or Safari & when you open new tabs within them.

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