What is about: blank?
About Blank refers to Empty and empty never harms your computer. Let me elaborate this for you about: blank on your browser tab whether it is Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari, or any other type of browser it is just an inbuilt blank page into your web browser, nothing connected to the internet.
When you open your web browser you always spotted an empty page or “about; blank” in your web browser’s address bar, you’re viewing an empty page built into your web browser. No worry about it, it’s a part of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and other browsers. About blank pages just a part of the “about URI scheme” which is used by the browser to process internal commands that they choose to implement. Here are we can see various ‘about’ commands used by most of the browsers, such as ‘about: about’, about: cache’, ‘about plugins’, and more.
Is it Normal or Dangerous?
There is nothing wrong with about: blank. A lot of people choose about: blank as their home page and also like to continue their browser with it. It is okay if your web browser always opens with an empty white screen as this is a blank page built into your web browser. This page isn’t from the internet –it’s built into your web browser.
How Do You Remove About: Blank?
As we described above also that it is totally normal if you see about: blank page on your web browser but still if you don’t want that your web browser redirect every time to the “about: blank” page, then you can easily remove this. Follow these basic steps to remove the ‘about: blank’.
On Google Chrome
As ‘about: blank’ is a part of the web browser and it will never vanish from your web browser and it will always be there under the hood. Still, we will let you know so that you never have to see it again if you don’t want to.
Whenever you open your web browser you always see about: blank and you’d rather see your browser’s new tab page, all you have to do to remove the about; blank or change your web home page.
Firstly, go to menu>Setting, scroll down to the “On Startup” section and then select either “Open the New Tab page” or you can delete the about: blank from the web pages and select you’re favorite web page and continue.
On Mozilla Firefox
In Mozilla Firefox, go to menu>options>home and then choose a web page that you want to open on startup. Please must ensure that “about: blank” or “blank pages” should not be selected here.
On Apple Safari
Click safari>Preference>General. Here under home page, you can remove the “about: blank” and can enter your desired web page.
On Microsoft Edge
Here click on menu> setting> then On Startup. Select the “open a new tab” or delete the about: blank from the list of pages Edge open when you run it.
On Internet Explorer
In internet explorer you can remove the about: blank from the internet options window.
Click the menu bar button and select “Internet Options”. Remove “about: blank” from the home page box at the top of the general plane and write the address of your desired home page.