If you do not like the default new tab page or start page of Brave browser, you can change it as per your requirements. There are several options included for you so that you can customize the Brave browser’s new tab page as you like. From changing the background color to cards, it is possible to edit them all and set something that you like.
How do I customize my Brave Start Page?
In order to customize your Brave browser start page, you need to open the customization panel first. For that, open the browser and click on the hamburger menu visible in the top right-right corner. Then, select the Settings option. Next, you can switch to the New Tab Page tab and click on Customize the background image and widgets that appear on the new tab page option. Once done, you can select a section and change it accordingly.
How to customize Brave browser New Tab page
You can customize Brave browser New Tab Page in the following ways:
- Open the new tab page editing panel.
- Select the Background Image option to change the background.
- Toggle the Show Brave Stats button to show or hide the stats.
- Go to the Top Sites section and toggle the button to disable the top sites list.
- Switch to the Brave News tab > click the Turn on Brave News
- Toggle the Show Clock button to hide it.
- Go to the Cards tab and select a card you want to show.
There are six sections that you can modify or customize. They are:
- Background Image
- Brave Stats
- Top Sites
- Brave News
By default, Brave browser displays a solid color in the background when you open a new tab. However, if you do not want to use that and change it to a gradient color combination or an image, here is how you can do that.
Choose the Brave backgrounds option first. For your information, it displays periodically. On the other hand, if you want to use a custom image, you can click on the Upload from device option and choose an image that you like.
The new tab page of Brave browser displays the number of trackers/ads blocked by the browser, the amount of saved bandwidth, and time. However, if you do not want to display all those things, you can open this tab and toggle the Show Brave Stats button to turn it off.
Like Chrome and Firefox, Brave browser also displays a list of sites that you visited the most. If you want to display that list, you can keep this setting on. However, if you do not want to show the list, you need to toggle the Top Sites button to turn it off. On the other hand, you can choose the Favorites option and add custom websites to the list.
In these present days, some people read news on various websites instead of reading traditional newspapers. If you are one of them, you can use the Brave News option to consolidate all your favorite feeds in one place. For that, open this tab and click on the Turn on Brave News button.
Next, choose what you want to read. In case your desired sites are not appearing, you can search for the site and add it manually.
Although Windows displays time in the Taskbar, at times, it is handy to have it in front of your eyes all the time. That is why the Brave browser includes a clock on the new tab page. If you want to enable or disable it, you need to go to the Clock tab and toggle the Show Clock button.
Cards are like widgets that you can show on the new tab page of Brave browser. You can display several things, such as crypto news, Brave Talk, Brave Rewards, etc. To enable them, choose a card and click the Add button.
How do I customize my Brave browser toolbar?
To customize the Barve browser toolbar, you need to open the Appearance section in the Settings panel. Here you can find some options like Show home button, Show bookmarks, Show bookmarks button, Show side panel button, Show Brave News button in address bar, etc. You can choose the respective option and change it accordingly.