Use New Tab Page as homepage

Configures the type of the default home page in Google Chrome and prevents users from changing home page preferences. The home page can either be set to a URL you specify or set to the New Tab Page.

If you enable this setting, the New Tab Page is always used for the home page, and the home page URL location is ignored.

If you disable this setting, the user's homepage will never be the New Tab Page, unless its URL is set to 'chrome://newtab'.

If you enable or disable this setting, users cannot change their homepage type in Google Chrome.

Leaving this policy not set will allow the user to choose whether the new tab page is their home page on their own.

This policy is available only on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft® Active Directory® domain. or Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that enrolled for device management.

Supported on: At least Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 family

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Google\Chrome
Value NameHomepageIsNewTabPage
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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