Opera GX New Tab Extensions
Vastaway last edited by
Even with "Install Chrome Extensions", I couldn't download Mue, Tabbycat, etc. All custom new tab extensions do not work on Opera GX, and the Opera GX has no good new tab extensions. I hope that they add more customization to every new tab, like a clock feature and a random quote feature. Or just making Opera compatible with Mue and other popular new tab extensions.
burnout426 Volunteer last edited by burnout426
As said, Opera purposely blocks new tab extensions from taking over the start page. But, there is a workaround. The New Tab Start Page extension is still able to override the start page. In its settings, you can set what page to load when opening a new tab. The page can be a remote page or a page from an extension.
So, what you need to do is install the new tab extension that you want, goto the URL
opera://extensions, turn on developer mode, click "details" for the extension, and take note of its ID.
Then, in the address field, you enter
chrome-extension://theidyoufound/manifest.json. When the page loads, you look at the "newtab" value under the "chrome_url_overrides" object to see what HTML page the extension uses for its start page. It might say
Then, with that info, the full URL to the extension's start page is
chrome-extension://theidyoufound/newtab.html. This full URL is what you put in the "New Tab Start Page" extension's settings.
See this post for an example.
Just note that this method works for most new tab extensions, but not all. Also, for the New Tab Start Page extension to be able to override the start page, you must not hide the speed dial and search box on Opera's start page. Leave Opera's start page settings alone.
Even with "Install Chrome Extensions"
That extension isn't needed anymore to install Chrome extensions. Opera has built-in support for the Chrome web store.