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Shutterstock Tab extension for Google Chrome displays a new background image on every new tab page

Shutterstock Tab extension for Google Chrome displays a new background image on every new tab page

by AshwinDecember 8, 2015

Do you like wallpapers? Have you found yourself searching for scenic wallpapers, just for the heck of it?

Shutterstock Tab Google Chrome Wallpaper 2

Want to get a beautiful background image every time you open a new tab in your browser? What if we tell you it’s possible? Yes indeed it is, but there is a small catch.

This is only possible with one browser, Google Chrome. Now, that we have piqued your interest, let’s tell you how to do this.

Meet, the Shutterstock Tab. It is an extension for Google Chrome, and displays a new background image, on every new tab. Who said only has to look beautiful?

All images are taken directly from the Shutterstock website, and don’t worry this isn’t going to be an issue, because this is in fact the official extension.

The extension offers more than a background image, it also displays the time, the weather and a list of your recently visited websites as well. The recent websites are listed on the bottom right corner of every new tab page. The website has over 65+ million images, so there’s bound to be an endless list of awesome images to look at.

Oh, and should you come across an image you like, you can download it easily. Just click on the link on the bottom left corner, to head to the official website from where you can get the image, or search for more images. You do need to sign up for a free account to download the images, but I don’t think it should be a big deal, after all you get access to a ton of scenery, vector images.

Shutterstock Tab Google Chrome Wallpaper Download

You can tweak the extension a bit, from the new tab page. Here’s how to do it. Open a new tab, and click on the gear icon in the upper right corner. This will bring a menu which allows you to edit the following options.

  • Time (12 hour, 12 hour with AM/PM, 24 hour clock)
  • Visible Sites (Disable/Enable)
  • Weather (Disable/Enable, Celsius/Fahrenheit)
  • Share (copies the link to be shared on social networks)

Shutterstock Tab Google Chrome Wallpaper Settings

Install the Shutterstock Tab extesion from the Google Chrome Web Store.

Unfortunately, Shutterstock Tab does not seem to work in other browsers based on Google Chromium, like Vivaldi or Opera, as the new tab pages in both browsers are customised to have their own built-in speed dials. And the extension, will not work if you have a speed dial add-on enabled (like Speed Dial 2), in Google Chrome.