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Sat Jan 30, 2021, 12:22 PM

Chrome new tab cursor wont default to URL/address bar...

Last edited Sun Jan 31, 2021, 04:57 PM - Edit history (3)

Open a new tab and the cursor goes to the search box in the middle of the page.

On EDGE and in the past on Chrome, it would automatically go to the URL bar at the top.

It makes a big difference, and I cant find a way to fix this on Chrome...anybody?

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Thanks for all who tried to help, I found the answer. I had an extension "switch to new tab" and it was not on, but this is confusing because it was switching to new tab in google the way I like it but the cursor just wasnt popping up where I wanted, until I turned this on.

I also have "new tab redirect" and it is turned off...I started using EDGE because CHROME got real slow on my brand new LG Gram laptop...real fast at first, but now real slow. EDGE that is.

I have 10th gen Intel I7 and I see the newest version of mine has the 11th generation, which is faster I assume.

Wish mine was as fast as when I BOUGHT it a few months ago. I dont know enough about this stuff to check why it slowed down.

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Reply Chrome new tab cursor wont default to URL/address bar... (Original post)
Eliot Rosewater Jan 2021 OP
Livluvgrow Jan 2021 #1
Eliot Rosewater Jan 2021 #2
CentralMass Jan 2021 #3
Eliot Rosewater Jan 2021 #4
Srkdqltr Jan 2021 #5
Yonnie3 Jan 2021 #6

Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 12:28 PM

1. Update chrome maybe

Have you updated Chrome they just released version 88 maybe that might help.

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Response to Livluvgrow (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 12:33 PM

2. Thought of that

Google Chrome is up to date
Version 88.0.4324.104 (Official Build) (64-bit)


and I checked it last week, same...but thanks.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 12:35 PM

3. Try going to settings and seeing if homepage is turned off. If so turn it on and..

try opening a new browser window

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 01:20 PM

4. Thanks for helping, "homepage" wording isnt anywhere on my settings...

I have

show home button set to google, but if I change it to new tab page I still get the cursor on the search bar and not up in the url

Tabs open up the way I want and open to Google, everything is good but the cursor wont default into the URL...that is the only issue.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 02:16 PM

5. Turn your computer off.. leave it off for 3 weeks.

Don't touch it or any other computer. Then come back and see if that still happens or bothers you.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 02:44 PM

6. Perhaps it is the google page positioning the cursor.

I don't use Chrome on this computer, but in Edge and Firefox, when I go to the Google front page my cursor is positioned in the Google search box.

Various other web pages seem to place the cursor where they want it.

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