So I have been using an extension to black out my new tab page so I dont see the annoying search bar and ever so scandalous "most visited" tiles, but I have been wondering if it was possible to just modify the html of the default new tab page to not show those things anymore. The reason I ask is because I would like to see the background of the theme I have when I open a new tab.
You could just use private browsing this way none of your web activities are tracked locally.
True, but I just want the new tab page to look nice and not show my history. I dont particularly care if my data is stored locally. Also, I happen to like when chrome autocompletes a url for me based on my browsing history.
I dont know if Google Chrome supports UI tweaking via a CSS file. In Firefox you can customize the interface and menus with userChrome.css, so u can hide buttons on start page and specific menus. For instance, to hide the Restore Previous Session button on the start page I can add this to the css file to hide it.