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‘Legacy New Tab’: a student-developed chrome extension

Ethan Meyers

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When sophomore Sricharan Sanakkayala heard students would be receiving Chromebooks for school use this year, he got the idea to create a chrome extension. ‘Legacy New Tab’ shows users a different background every time a new tab is opened, along with a search tab, a weather display, and shortcuts to Google Maps, music, and a to-do list.

“I started a few months back, and it was just a background image and I thought it would be cool if I could put it on a Chromebook because I heard that they would just be plain and boring,” said Sanakkayala.

To install the extension, students would need to go to the chrome web store from their Chromebook (this extension will work on other devices as well) and look up ‘Legacy New Tab’. The first result to appear, ‘Legacy New Tab by Pixovex’, is Sanakkayala’s product.

The project, which was started in the beginning of August, was approved by the school board on Monday last week. Sanakkayala, who worked on the project by himself and was not funded, elaborated on why ‘Legacy New Tab’ is a better option for students.

“It’s simply much faster and has a cleaner user interface and it’s specifically being built for students, so I would assume that it’s much better for day-to-day usability,” Sanakkayala said.



13 Responses to “‘Legacy New Tab’: a student-developed chrome extension”

  1. nice on December 11th, 2017 7:28 am

    Go Sree. Legacy New Tab is a great way to improve the chrome experience, highly recommended.

  2. Contributor on December 11th, 2017 8:51 am

    Yoooo download this issa good extension my man made it

  3. nikhil on December 11th, 2017 9:43 am

    Go Sree. You make chrome better for everyone.

  4. Metea Valley Student on December 11th, 2017 10:08 am

    Isn’t this a ripoff of Momentum?

  5. Disha on December 11th, 2017 12:27 pm

    Ya it kinda is, but its waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay betta

  6. This is copied from Momentum on December 11th, 2017 4:10 pm

    This is copied from Momentum.

  7. DabMaster on December 11th, 2017 9:53 pm

    If you wanted a new wallpaper for every new tab opened just set bing to default search engine.

  8. Net should be neutral on December 14th, 2017 11:33 am

    Yeah, but then bing is your default search engine.

  9. uhh on December 12th, 2017 12:50 pm

    momentum better

  10. Name (required) on December 13th, 2017 12:39 pm

    You sit at my lunch table so it must be a good extension

  11. Appreciation on December 15th, 2017 8:27 am

    It is really nice, could say hi to you like momentum does tho.

  12. Smithf414 on January 9th, 2018 6:00 pm

    I have been surfing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before. efeefeddgdfbgkaf

  13. darkstripe on January 11th, 2018 10:38 am

    Personally, I still use Momentum- but I am after all a creature of habit.

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