New Browser Home Page

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Not liking the new Viasat browser home page. I keep my shortcuts on the top bar, don't want them on the home page. How do I get rid of them.
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James Paramore

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Just change the home page to the page of your choice. I use Google.com myself, but the choice is yours.
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Like many others I don't want my browser to go to any particular web site when I first open it.

Go to your menu settings and select "On Startup" then select "Open a specific Page"...then select "Set Pages"..

And copy/paste the following, then save your changes..

about:blank

After you make that change you will get a blank page when you open the browser with no delay for a page to load from older "Home Page" entry.

Much faster startup and now you're free to click any of your shortcuts..

This has worked on every browser I've used..
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Yep, that's what I've always done as well. 

Andy
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Me three.. about:blank. Don't show me any crap when I start my browser.
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James Paramore

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Yea, that works, but if you open another tab it goes back to the Viasat home page. How do you set it all tabs that you open.
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Old Labs

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An "Empty New Tab Page" Extension (there are several) from the Chrome Web Store

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/empty%20new%20tab%20page?hl=en&_category=extensions

or "Blank New Tab Page" extension:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/blank%20new%20tab%20page?hl=en&_category=extensions

The Viasat Browser is based on Chromium upon which Chrome is also based.
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Hi James, Thanks for your feedback on the new newtab page.  Sorry to hear you don't like it, though.  One thing that we will be doing is leveraging this page to invite users to participate in the upcoming iOS and Android Viasat Browser beta and to make customers aware of tools like the Viasat Internet mobile app for managing their service. The newtab page is a work in progress, you might say.
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If you want to open a new tab just right-click the shortcut and select "open in a new tab"....you don't need to use the + to open a new tab..however, my Chrome based browser still uses About:Blank if I use the "+" method to open it...you may have missed an option in the Menu/Settings that needs to be corrected...you should not have to install a browser add-on to do that.
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The setting isn't there under viasat://settings with the Viasat Browser - I've checked and rechecked since I don't like the behavior myself - requires an extension at least for me. There are a lot of times I want to open a blank page and type a url address with no link/bookmark available.

Maybe under the "experimental" settings but I'll avoid experiments and won't tell how to access them but Google is your friend although DuckDuckGo is a better one.

Each Chromium (not Chrome) based browser variant has it's own wrinkles and implementations otherwise there's no need for a variant (even the Viasat browser) - What browser and what version?

Looks like Viasat updated their Chromium base recently.    
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I'm using the open source Chromium based browser from FlashPeak called SlimJet..no add-on needed for new tab to load as about:blank..