Disable "Faster, Simpler Search" Tabs in Google Chrome (29.0.1547.66)

***Google has disabled the extended api fix as of Chrome 33, so this no longer works. For now the only way to change the behavior appears to be to install a New Tab Page from the Chrome store. Disappointing to say the least... ***

If you're like me, you're averse to change. So when you opened up chrome and then hit ctrl+t, you were put off for a couple seconds wondering where your recent sites were, and why is the Google logo taking up a big chunk of my screen? And why is there yet another search bar? And more clutter at the top of the screen with apps and bookmarks!?

Chrome, don't go the way of Firefox! Keep doing what you do best - which is a clean, simple, fast browser.
Here's how us people stuck in the past can get rid of all this fancy new technology.

  1. In the address bar type: chrome://flags/
  2. Hit CTRL-F and search for extended api
  3. Select "Disabled" in the menu.
  4. Click the "Relaunch Now" button that appear at the bottom of the window when a change is made