Shinkai’s Newtab

This extension changes your new tab page so that scenes from Makoto Shinkai’s movies can play as seamless, looping cinemagraphs in the background, while your new tab page becomes a functional dashboard with different widgets and tools to help your productivity.

The movies included are:

Get the extension here:



How to use:

  1. Install the extension
  2. Open a new tab
  3. That’s it!



change time style

Info Panel:


Todo List:

using todo list

Change search engine



effects demo


bookmarks demo

Browser Permissions


The background doesn’t show up

Make sure you are connected to the internet, and have a stable connection! If the problem persists, you can report the background via the about button.

My newtab isn’t being replaced

Make sure you disable other similar extensions that also replaces your new tabs

My screen resolution changed and now my widgets are lost off-screen. How do I get them back?

You can reset the widget locations using the reset button in the menu

I accidentally removed a background I like, how do I get it back?

You can reset the removed backgrounds using the reset button in the menu

I encountered a bug/I have a suggestion!

You can tell me about it using the about button in the menu!

Other Information

Disclaimer: I do not own any of the artwork or cinemagraphs used in this extension. Credit goes to their respective owner (anime stuio/publisher) and original poster cyan1618 on Imgur. If you have a copyright problem with any of the backgrounds, please contact me at

The project is free and open-sourced, you can check it out here. I don’t collect any user data nor profit; this extension does need to be online to work though (to load the backgrounds, as it does not download them).

Please report bugs to

If you like this project and would like to buy me a ~coffee~pepsi you can do so here.


1.7.3 Updated library versions
1.7.2 Small bug fix regarding the About button and Support page functions
1.7.1 Renamed to Shinkai's Newtab, added new functions and support page
1.6.2 Todo list rework
1.6.1 Todo list new functions: reordering and editing
1.6.0 Revamped background filter effects system
1.5.1 Button bug fixes, dynamic menu bugfixes
1.5.0 Added updated menu and bookmarks panel
1.4.3 Bug fixes, menu now scrollable, slight font adjustments
1.4.1 Bug fixes, Added animations for widgets, Background changes
1.4.0 Original Release: Garden of Words Newtab