How to Stop the About:Blank Page

By Jim Campbell

The "About:Blank" message is a feature of older Internet Explorer (IE) browsers. The blank page is displayed when users open the browser without a default Web page configured. You can remove the "About:Blank" page notice by configuring a default home page in the Internet Explorer browser. After the home page is configured, the website is opened rather than the blank browser page.

Step 1

Open Internet Explorer. Click "Tools" in the main menu at the top of the window. Click "Internet Options" to open the browser's configuration window.

Step 2

Click the tab labeled "General." The first text box contains "About:Blank" in the field. Change this value to a website you want to set as the home page. This can be any domain on the Internet.

Step 3

Click the "OK" button to save your settings. Close Internet Explorer and reopen the browser. Now, instead of the blank page, your default home page is opened.

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