New Tab

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New Tab → Branding

New Tab → Theming

New Tab → Bookmarks

New Tab → Quotes

Overview

Sametab Browser Extension modifies the layout of the browser new tab so that when there’s a new annoucement it’s visible to everyone.

👉 Head over our getting started guide to see exactly how to get everyone in your team install the Sametab browser extension.

👉 Head over our New Tab feature section to dive deep in each section of the Sametab’s New Tab.

If you already know what’s the full feature set of the Sametab Browser Extension, and you want to learn more on how to customize it, this is the right place for you.

Tips! Only Workspace Owners or Workspace Admins can edit the global configuration of the New Tab. Make sure you have right level permission. If you’re unsure about what permission level you have, check out this guide.

New Tab Branding

In this section you’ll see how to customise Sametab to truly make it yours.

The first thing that you want to customize is the general branding. When you’re singin up for Sametab we use our own Sametab logo. To truly make it yours, you should upload your own company logo.

Let’s get started. To edit the default Sametab logo, click on “Edit” on the New Tab Logo section.

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We gave some guidelines on how to make this looks good onto the New Tab. This logo (unlike your workspace logo) should be squared. It’d better be transparent and cropped at the edges. The dimensions that we recommend are 300 wide x 150 tall.

The preview on the left will give a concrete idea of how your logo fits the recommended dimensions.

Once you’ve uploaded your logo, make sure you see the preview by cliking See Preview adjacent. This will open a new static page with your logo in. If it doesn’t look good or it’s not yet sufficient, we do recommend to keep editing and repeat the procees.

Make sure you don’t click Save until you’re very satisfied on how it looks from the preview.

When you click Save the edits will be deployed to everyone’s browser new tab, so make sure you don’t do that by mistake.

After you hit Save button Sametab takes up to 1 minute to deploy the edits on all your team members’ browser new tabs. If you’re not seeing right away, that’s totally normal. We have to add this little extra-delay in order to make sure the Browser Extension is lean and fast.

Accent color

Now that you have a logo, you want to customize the accent color of your New Tab.

When you pick an Accent Color we will automatically generate a rich color palette that we’ll use to make sure the details on your New Tab matches your company branding & identity.

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Once you’ve picked an accent color, make sure you see the preview by cliking adjacent button See Preview. This will open a new static page with your accent color. Interact with the search and make sure everything is clearly visible.

Keep in min! After you hit Save button Sametab takes up to 1 minute to deploy the edits on all your team members’ browser new tab.

Theming

Select Default Theme

When people install the Sametab Chrome Extension for the first time by default will see the custom company theme (it’s the one we recommend). If you’d like to provide them a different first experience select one the other two available themes.

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If you want to know more about what changes between the Custom, Google Chrome and Wallpaper themes check out this in-depth guide.

Bookmarks

If you havent’read yet our guide about Bookmarks go here first.

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From your workspace you can control both Pinned Bookmarks and Searchable Bookmarks.

How to add a Bookmark

  1. Click on the Add Bookmark button
  2. Then type a description (this will be visible in the search bar)
  3. Click Add

Add a Pinned Bookmark

If you want to make that bookmark Pinned onto the right side of your New Tab make sure you also enable the Pinned toggle.

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Tip! Pinned bookmark are also searchable form the gloabl search. That’s why we recommend you to type a description anyway.

Remove a Bookmark from pinbar but leave it as searchable

  1. Option button
  2. Click Edit
  3. Disable the Pinned
  4. Click Save
  1. Option button
  2. Click Remove
  3. Confirm

Adjust order

You can adjust the order of the bookmarks on the pinbar. Freely drag and drop them.

Just keep in mind there’s no undo and changes are auto-saved.

After you made some changes to the bookmark section Sametab takes up to 1 minute to deploy the edits across all your team members’ browser new tab. If you’re not seeing right away – that’s totally normal.

Time zones

If you havent’read yet our in-depth guide about time zones go here first.

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Adding and removing a new time zone is pretty straight forward.

Go to the dedicated time zone section and create a new one by clickin the Add time zone button.

You’ll need to specify a display name and a time zone from a dropdown menu.

Tip! You can search from the dropdown menu. Feel free to type it. If you don’t find a time zone that you need you might looking for the wrong city. Contact us and we’ll help you as fast as we can.

Edit a time zones

  1. Option button
  2. Click Edit
  3. Click Save

Remove a time zone

  1. Option button
  2. Click Remove
  3. Confirm

Adjust order

You can adjust the order of the time zones. Freely drag and drop them. Just keep in mind there’s no undo and changes are auto-saved.

Quotes

If you havent’read yet our in-depth guide about Quotes go here first.

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To add a new quote go to the dedicated quote section and click the Add quote button.

You’ll need to specify a display name and an (optional) Author.


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