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Pause New Tab (DND)

At, we understand that sometimes you need to focus without distractions. While our new tab functionality is designed to provide you with interesting posts, we also recognize that there may be times when you need to temporarily disable it. That's why we've introduced the "Pause New Tab" (Do Not Disturb) feature.

Activating Pause New Tab Mode

To activate Pause New Tab mode, simply click on the "Pause New Tab" button, which can be found in the left sidebar menu (1). A modal will then appear, allowing you to choose the duration for which you want to pause You can select from options such as 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, until tomorrow, or even set a custom time period (1).

highlighting the "pause new tab" feature button, 9th item down in the menu (item 1)

Setting the default URL when paused (optional)

You can also set a default URL that will be displayed as your new tab page while is paused (2). By default, most browsers will set Google search as the default URL. However, you have the option to choose a different URL of your choice (2).

modal with 3 items highlighted, the radio buttons for time to pause (1), the default URL input above the radio buttons (2) and the "done" button (3)

Once you have set the desired duration and optional default URL, simply click "Done" to apply the Pause New Tab mode (3). This feature gives you the flexibility to temporarily disable the new tab functionality of whenever you need to focus without distractions, ensuring that you can maintain productivity and stay on track with your work.

Looking for another solution?

If the "Pause New Tab" feature is not enough for you and you're looking for a simpler experience, we recommend trying out the Progressive Web App (PWA). The PWA allows you to access as a standalone website, without the potential distractions of having it in your new tab tab.