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Internet browser How can I disbale the internet browser from opening into a new page? If I go tp any page including the homepage, it automatically opens into a new page. If I type anything into the address window it opens into a new window, instead of the current page.

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Re: Internet browser

Click tools on the web the bottom youll see "tab"
click settings and adjust accordingly

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Google homepage default

What is your browser? Each browser has different methods of fixing this. It is also possible you have a type of malware that forces specific search engines and homepages on you, and takes over your browser. I'd install malwarebytes if you haven't already and spybot search and destroy. Run both of them and remove any viruses, malware, and hijackware from your computer.

If it is internet explorer: Go to internet options under control panel. Change your default search engine here, your default homepage, etc. If it's IE 11 or newer you can fix this in the browser's options. If you see a URL in the homepage url that you didn't choose, you have hijackware. Uninstall the hijackware via control panel program features. You should also delete the settings and reset them to default. Then run antivirus, anti-malware, etc.

If it's Firefox go to options(via the drop down menu on the left side of the search field next to the URL field. It should look like a little downward pointing arrow). Click the option "manage search engines" You should see a list of search engines. Move Google to the top of the list. As a homepage, go to the "stacked bar" pull down menu on the far right side of the browser (right under the X out button). This will give you a drop down, click Options under this menu and it will open a new window with several tabs. On the first tab called "general" you'll see Startup and a drop down menu. This will allow you to choose if Firefox, when opened anew, starts with a blank page, a homepage, or from where it last started up. Click homepage and in the field below this drop down menu type in google's url. If you see anything else here and you didn't put it in, you have hijackware on your computer.

If it's Chrome, click on the drop down menu on the far right side (three black stacked lines) click settings. This will open a new tab in Chrome with History, Extensions, Settings, and About on the left side. You'll be in the "Settings" option. On which you'll see "Sign In" with the option of logging into your google account. "Startup" or "On Startup" with three options "Open The New Tab Page, Open where you left off, Open a Specific Page or Set of Pages.[This option should have a "Set pages" in blue next to it]. Click Set Pages. This should open a new window that whites out the background window. If a page has been set without your permission it will have a URL appear here. This means you have hijackware on your computer. If it's blank you can set google as your homepage by entering its URL here. However, with Google Chrome, if you set "open The New Tab" option it should just open a blank Tab with Google Search as the primary option. Below this you'll find "Manage Search Engines" make sure that your default search engine is Google. If it's "Ask" and you didn't set this yourself, you have Hijackware on your computer. As a last resort, click the blue lettered "Advanced Settings" which extends the settings menu. At the bottom of the settings menu you'll see "Reset Settings" which brings Chrome back to default.

If you do have hijackware it has probably installed itself as an extension. Go through your extensions and make sure that nothing is out of place. No search extensions, no new weirdly named extensions, no "helper" extensions or search bars were installed. If they were, uninstall them by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

Sep 08, 2014 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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How to set google as my homepage

your browser has an option to set the homepage. use the help section of your browser for specifics.

Jun 04, 2014 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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How can I remove superfish as my homepage.I open google my homepage but superfish homepage takes over why? I tried to delete superfish homepage but could not do it.

How To Set Your Browser Start Page in Internet Explorer
  1. Click on your Internet Explorer icon; you'll find this in your Start menu, or the toolbar at the bottom of your desktop window.
  2. Type in "Google" to IE's search box at the top of the browser window (this is just an example, you can use any website that you want).
  3. Arrive at Google search engine home page.
  4. Go to toolbar at the top of browser, and click on "Tools", then "Internet Options".
  5. At the top of the pop-up, you'll see a "Home Page" box. The address of the site that you are currently at ( is there. Press the "Use Current" button to specify this page as your home page.

Mar 10, 2011 | Google Operating Systems

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I want to have att as my homepage when i log on to my computer.

Assuming that you're using Internet Explorer as your default browser.

1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click tools (located at the right pane)
3. go to internet options.
4. At the home page box -- type in your desire web address i.e., etc.,

Dec 31, 2010 | Operating Systems

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I changed the settings on my homepage but want to get all of the old settings back how can i do this.

Here try this It is browsers dependent:
1.For Internet Explorer.
  • Hold Down the "Windows Key+ R" on the keyboard it will open the run box. Or click on start then Run.
  • Type in the run Box "inetcpl.cpl"
  • Now you will find internet properties type at the below in the home page box the page you want as your home page and then click on Ok.
2.For Google Chrome.

When you open Google Chrome, it shows a default homepage containing "Most Visited" page list and Bookmarks history.
If you like a blank page as homepage or want to change the homepage to some other website, then this tutorial will help you:
1. Open Chrome Options.
2. Now you have 2 options to change Homepage:
Option A:
Select "Open the following pages" option in "On startup" section and click on "Add" button.
Now type about:blank in URL box to set homepage as blank or if you want to set it some other URL, then enter the full URL or select it from "Recently visited sites" list if present.
Click on "Add" button and then "Close" the options window.
Option B:
Select "Open this page" option in "Home page" section and enter about:blank in the text box to set the homepage to blank or enter your desired website URL.
That's it. Now close the options window.
3. Now you can enjoy your desired homepage in Chrome as I have set it to a blank page:

Oct 05, 2010 | Google Operating Systems

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I woud like to install yahoo as my homepage. How do I do this?

Start your Internet Explorer and go at Click on "tools" - "Internet options". At the new window that will open click on "use current". Hit on apply - ok. Check the results.

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Sep 19, 2010 | Operating Systems

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About blank

about:blank is a cheater way of opening a blank homepage when you open up a web browser. Apparently your web browser is set to open up a blank page. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. I even use that on occasion as I normally do not want to go to a specific website every time I open up a browser window. You can change this at any time by changing the Internet Options (for IE) or using Tools -> Options in other web browsers.

By the way, some web browsers support other about: pages as well including configuration options in Firefox using about:config.

May 29, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Lost Frontpage installation.


I am sure you are talking about the home page of your browser.For that please open your internet explorer and then load the website first which you want to make your homepage and then go to TOOLS>INTERNET OPTIONS>then under the homepage click on USE CURRENT and then click on APPLY at the bottom and then OK.

If you do not mean a homepage then just do one thing update your windows again and you will get your frontpage back.
To update windows click START>PROGRAMS>then in the list you will see WINDOWS UPDATE just click on that and your windows update will begin.

Let me know the result and also let me know if you need anymore help.

Jul 23, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Vista problems closing window in email

try opening "new" pages in Tabs and when you want to exit said page just close the tab.

Jul 01, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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