New tab with images from 500px.com

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What is 500NewTabs?

500NewTabs is a Chrome extension by olibu. This extension has 1 weekly active users and is most similar to Images for Google Jamboard and Nature Landscapes (New Tab Wallpapers). The latest version, 1.1.0, was updated 8 days ago.

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By: olibu
Install link: Chrome Web Store
Users: 1
Version: 1.1.0 (Last updated: 2023-01-29)
Creation date: 2023-01-24
Manifest version: 3
Overrides new tab: Yes
  • storage
  • unlimitedStorage
Host permissions:
  • https://api.500px.com/*
  • https://drscdn.500px.org/*
Featured: No
Size: 171.01K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
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This open source extension shows awesome images in every new tab you will open.

- One out of 10 cached image is shown as new tab background image
- A new image will be downloaded from 500px if the image cache is older than x minutes (configurable update interval)
- Images are provided by my gallery or discovery mode
- Your name can be defined in options page
- Greetings can be hidden to have an even more clean UI
- Force cache update in options page
- Images in cache are only updated if new images are available
- Link to 500px.com to support the photographer

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Risk impact

500NewTabs requires very minimum permissions and is relatively safe to use.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

500NewTabs may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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The manifest file declares the requirements and permissions that a Chrome extension will have access to. By reviewing the manifest, you may be able to determine if a Chrome extension is over-reaching (for example, if an extension is overriding your new tab page, or search provider, or requesting access to your web activities without any good reason).

  "manifest_version": 3,
  "name": "500NewTabs",
  "description": "New tab with images from 500px.com",
  "icons": {
    "16": "icons/icon16.png",
    "48": "icons/icon48.png",
    "128": "icons/icon128.png"
  "options_page": "option.html",
  "options_ui": {
    "page": "option.html"
  "chrome_url_overrides": {
    "newtab": "newtab.html"