Want to spice up your New Tab page? Try Momentum!
Momentum is a productivity extension for google chrome that includes breath-taking backgrounds that change daily, a nice central greeting and focus panel, a sidebar To-do list and inspiring quotes to kick start your productivity.
I first heard of this extension when listening to Tim Ferriss’s podcast and have since been looking forward to each new background everyday. In fact, I love the backgrounds so so so much that I linked the ‘hidden’ Momentum backgrounds folder to my desktop wallpaper and set it to change randomly every 10 minutes. Here‘s how and it works for windows 10 too. (WARNING: The pictures are copyrighted so other than your personal use, reproduction or replication for commercial use might get you into some serious shit.)
In a nutshell:
- Turn on your hidden files and folders by going to the View tab in any folder. Click options and under the view tab select “Show hidden files, folders and drives” under advanced settings.
- Next, right-click your desktop background choose Personalize and browse for the folder where the pictures are held in:C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
Following this you have to manually find the file by maybe the date you installed Momentum on. Mine’s labelled “laookkfknpbbblfpciffpaejjkokdgca”
- Note: This file only comes with a set number of default images. To get the new ones updated daily, read the comments section of the above blog post. Or follow these instructions to save the new pictures manually one by one:1. Open a new tab with momentum enabled
2. Press f12 to get the developer tools
3. Click the Resources tab in the developer tools
4. Click on the LocalStorage tree menu
5. Scroll through the items in LocalStorage until you find the entires momentum-background-
6. Click on the first one (drag to select multiple if you want)
7. Right click and copy
8. Paste into a text editor like NotePad++
9. Find the filename entry, it is a hyperlink in notepad++ so click on it (or paste it into a browser)
10. Right click the image and save as.
I hope I don’t get in trouble for this…
To your productivity,