BarfAndBel.ch Chrome Extension

Can't get enough of the DW Dragons quoting goodness? Great! Thanks to the way-more-experienced-in-codes-guy hictooth there is a Chrome extension that turns every new tab into a new quote straight from the BarfAndBel.ch database.

The extension is available for any Chromium-based browser (like Torch, CoolNovo and of course Chrome) on the Chrome Webstore but is also available for download by pressing on the button down below.

Install the BarfAndBel.ch Chrome Extension

The extension not only gives you a random quote from the database, but also shows your recently visited websites to make the new tab page just as practical as the boring old Google one.

I don't have Chrome!

Well, now would be a great time to switch! If you are not willing to switch, here are a few guides to how you can achieve pretty much the same effect:

Firefox

Firefox users will need to navigate to the URL about:config and click Proceed to any warning messages that come up. Then search for browser.newtab.url, and change the Value to http://barfandbel.ch/startpage.

Opera

First, you'll need to install the Custom New Tab Page extension. Once installed, open a new tab. You'll be asked to enter a URL. Enter in http://barfandbel.ch/startpage and click OK.

Safari

One thing to note with Safari is that you'll need to change your homepage to BarfAndBel.ch/startpage as well. If you're fine with that, keep reading!

Go to Edit > Preferences and change your homepage to BarfAndBel.ch/startpage. In the dropdown for New tabs open with select Homepage.

Internet Explorer

One thing to note with Internet Explorer is that, like with Safari, you'll need to change your homepage to BarfAndBel.ch/startpage as well. If you're fine with that, keep reading!

Change the first line of the field under Home page to http://barfandbel.ch/startpage. Click on the Settings (gear) icon in the top right, and click Internet Options. Under Tabs, click on the button Tabs. For the When a new tab is opened, open: dropdown, choose Your first home page. Click OK.

Microsoft Edge

Install a better internet browser. In all seriousness, Microsoft Edge doesn't have the functionality to customize your new tabs. Even though Edge is faster, it is certainly not as functional as other browsers!

Uninstalling/Resetting the settings

Sometimes, you just want to hide away the dragons. Totally get that. Here is how to reset your settings and uninstall plugins:

Chromium-based Browsers

Simply go to chrome://extensions (which you might have to copy and paste into the URL bar) and disable or remove the BarfAndBel.ch extension. Easy peasy.

Firefox

You'll need to navigate to about:config, click Proceed, search for browser.newtab.url, and change the Value back to about:newtab.

Opera

You'll need to navigate to the URL opera://extensions and remove or disable the Custom New Tab Page extension.

Safari

Go to Edit > Preferences and change your homepage to whatever you want.

Internet Explorer

Change the first line of the field under Home page to whatever you want.