Adding A Thumbnail To Chrome's Most Visited Page
August 29, 2012 2:44 PM   Subscribe

Can I edit the thumbnails on the "Most Visited" page in Google Chrome?

Chrome's "Most Visited" page is driving me crazy. (This is on a Windows 7 PC.) I want to add a thumbnail, but can't seem to do it. I've tried:

1. Visiting the page over and over from bookmarks.

2. Clearing Browsing Data from settings.

3. Going to

C:\Users\ Username \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default

and editing the "Preferences" file with a text editor.

4. Going to the same location and editing "Top Sites" with a SQLite Database browser.

Number 4 actually got the result I wanted, but after rebooting, then loading Chrome it changed the thumbnails back on me, eliminating the desired thumbnail and bringing back a bunch of useless ones. It was like something rewrote the Top Sites file after Chrome was running for ten seconds or so.

I'm stumped at this point. Can anyone help?
posted by Kevin Street to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Do you have Chrome sync enabled?
posted by wongcorgi at 2:54 PM on August 29, 2012

I don't believe so. To the best of my knowledge, there's no "sync" option enabled in Settings and I've never signed into Google Chrome.
posted by Kevin Street at 3:03 PM on August 29, 2012

I use the Speed Dial 2 extension to add thumbnails and it works really well.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 3:22 PM on August 29, 2012

All right, I'll give that a try. Thanks, Foci for Analysis.

Chrome is certainly a stubborn browser! It should be possible to just make it do what you want, but the thing seems to have a mind of its own.
posted by Kevin Street at 3:47 PM on August 29, 2012

I use "EverTab - Best Speed Dial!" for exactly the same reasons
posted by nostrada at 8:11 PM on August 29, 2012

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