Revert Google Chrome “New Tab” page to the old style

Google Chrome‘s “New Tab” page was redesigned (stable release 29.0.1547.76) in an attempt to offer a faster and simpler style.

Google Chrome's 'New Tab' page

You can easily switch bank to the old style of the “New Tab” page by following these steps:

  1. Type chrome://flags into Google Chrome‘s address bar (omnibox).
  2. Search (by pressing F3 or Ctrl + F) for the feature “Enable Instant Extended API” (#enable-instant-extended-api) and change its setting from “Default” to “Disabled“.
    Enable Instant Extended API
  3. Click on “Relaunch Now” at the bottom of the screen to restart Google Chrome. The old style “New Tab” page should appear, which displays tiles of the most visited pages or the Chrome apps.
Update 24/2/2014: As of Chrome 33, the “Instant Extended API” feature can no longer be deactivated.