Google rolled out a change recently in Chrome 64 that uses the size of the browser window to determine the number of tiles displayed on the browser's new tab page.
Users who run the browser in low resolutions may have had the websites tiles on Chrome's new tab page reduced from 8 tiles to 6 or 4 tiles depending on the resolution.
Some users rolled back version 63 of the web browser as a consequence but that is not really a permanent option considering that new Chrome versions introduced security updates among other things regularly.
It is not recommended to downgrade Chrome.
So, what can affected Chrome users do so that Chrome displays eight tiles instead of four or six in Chrome 64?
You have a number of options:
It is probably only a matter of time until an extension developer will publish a new browser extension for Chrome that restores Chrome 63's new tab page.
One of the downsides of Google Chrome, compared to Firefox, is that Google limits the customization options. This is one of the disadvantages of Chrome in my opinion as it's sink or swim when Google makes changes. While extensions may be created that undo changes, these are fairly limiting in many regards and especially so when it comes to interface customizations.
Now You: Are you affected by the change?
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