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    "Flash" you can fix. Google the Adobe Flash archives, then scroll down to the latest one for Android 4.X. Load it and it will work with the stock browser. I also have Dolphin browser and it won't work with it. Have heard it will work with FireFox browser but haven't tried it myself. No clue about Java and supposedly, at least according to someone I talked with at Samsung, they have sent the "about blank" problem to Android to get a fix.

    Problem is, by the time they get a fix, then send the fix to Sammy and Sammy get's it out to us (if they think we're worthy), I'm old enough I may have assumed "room temperature" by then.
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    Yes it is super annoying, I loved the most visited sites home page
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    This is how I got rid of the about:/black page on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.....I have been having the same problem out of my tablet and I just got it....First off go to settings and go to set homepage....Click on other and type in the address you want to be your homepag.....Then after you set your homepage click on bandwidth management....Click on Preload Search Results and set it to never....After that click on Page Preloading and set it to never also.....Solved my problem hope it will yours...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt_Racer_3 View Post
    This is how I got rid of the about:/black page on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.....I have been having the same problem out of my tablet and I just got it....First off go to settings and go to set homepage....Click on other and type in the address you want to be your homepag.....Then after you set your homepage click on bandwidth management....Click on Preload Search Results and set it to never....After that click on Page Preloading and set it to never also.....Solved my problem hope it will yours...
    This is a new take which sounds like the right approach. Please confirm that you are using Jelly Bean (4.1.X) and not ICS or older

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    Worked for me and I'm using JB
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    Just got the Tab 2 last week and having this same frustrating issue. I saw this potential fix and was excited, however after doing all 3 options like you stated, it still opens up to the "about:blank" after tapping the "internet" app on the mainscreen. Any ideas tips or tricks to explore next?
  7. #32  

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    Was eager to try this but after trying your steps it failed to correct the issue, any ideas? I know my way around this stuff and it has me stumped....
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    I cant believe samsung or google or whoevers responsible for this mess up havent given an explanation as to what the 'about blank' page is for and why theyve put it on.
    when it first happened I did loads of googling and found old posts from years ago from people using windows 98 and ME that had encountered it and the reckoning then was that it was a kind of adware virus designed to direct you to a certain page when you were browsing the internet, thats why I got so panicky about it when it happened.
    surely it cant be anything dodgy with it coming after an official update from the manufacturer though.
    I thought the idea of these tablets was personalisation, making it suit the owner etc, so why put a browser on that gives the user no control over its homepage?
    ive deleted the stock browser icon from my homepage and use opera for browsing, I like the speed dial homepage layout.
    would like to see a solution for this mess-up though!
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    From the home page tap the apps button, then tap the browser button, go to settings and change the homepage.
  10. #35  

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgbob View Post
    From the home page tap the apps button, then tap the browser button, go to settings and change the homepage.
    Thanks, this worked me -ended my 5 days of post update annoyance !!

    Great how folks on forums help others out - cheers.
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    I have yet to see this problem on my USA Tab 2 10.1.. It must be noted that I don't use the default browser- I usually use Chrome without issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pat36a View Post
    Thanks, this worked me -ended my 5 days of post update annoyance !!

    Great how folks on forums help others out - cheers.
    I spoke too soon!!

    Just returned to my tab and "about blank" is back again !! .... - and more annoyingly the cure no longer works !!!!
  13. #38  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt_Racer_3 View Post
    This is how I got rid of the about:/black page on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.....I have been having the same problem out of my tablet and I just got it....First off go to settings and go to set homepage....Click on other and type in the address you want to be your homepag.....Then after you set your homepage click on bandwidth management....Click on Preload Search Results and set it to never....After that click on Page Preloading and set it to never also.....Solved my problem hope it will yours...
    Tried this but it doesn't work for me.
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    Since the Jelly Bean update yesterday, I have the 'about blank ' issue on my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. I also have an issue with the S pen not working in certain apps (the very apps I want the S pen for in fact). I really wish I hadn't installed the update and had stayed with ICS. It appalls me that despite the fact that this about blank thing was flagged up back in November, they are still rolling out the wretched jb update, bugs and all! I have failed to find any instructions for rein
    stalling ICS, so it seems I am stuck with this. It's enough to make you buy an ipad, dammit!
  15. #40  

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    Hi, I recently had this problem as well on my S3 on JB 4.1.2. I did the following to resolve it:-

    1. From the opened "about: blank" page, tap on the "1" tab in the top right hand corner (I believe the "1" means page 1 or that there is only one page opened on your browser)
    2. A minimised page 1 (ie. the "about: blank" page) appears; from this page 1 create a page 2 with your preferred homepage.
    3. Delete the minimised page 1 (by tapping the minus (-) button).
    4. Tap the remaining (minimised) page 2 (which should now be your only page), it will return to normal-size page.
    5. Go to settings and choose "current" as your homepage.
    6. You should then be able to get back your preferred page as your homepage.

    Hope it works for you guys (for those who still haven't resolved it)!
  16. #41  

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    Great solution! Thanks.
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    I don't see a "1" in the upper right hand corner. I have the icon that brings up tab through settings options, and my bookmarks, but that's it when I have the about:blank page opened. Any suggestions?
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    Hi Liza,

    See the screenshot below regarding the "1" I mean (of course the present screenshot now shows my homepage (Google) but it was the same set up when it was previously the "about: blank" page where you can see the "1" to the left of the bookmark icon at the top right corner).

    Is your phone an S3 on JB 4.1.2? If not, I'm not familiar with the set up/format of the browser page for your phone/other phones since yours has a different tab/icon (the settings tab?) next to the bookmark icon. Maybe you would like to upload a screenshot of your "about: blank" page.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 'about blank' on my homepage-screenshot_2013-03-16-08-10-38.png  
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    Hi Guys,

    Sorry, this just doesn't work. As soon as you attempt to close the internet after following these instructions about:blank page reappears...
    Does anybody else know how to fix this? Is enough to drive you nuts. P.S: Phone is Galaxy SII with JB 4.2.1
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    AT LAST!!!!! The only solution that has worked! :-)
  21. #46  

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff390 View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Sorry, this just doesn't work. As soon as you attempt to close the internet after following these instructions about:blank page reappears...
    Does anybody else know how to fix this? Is enough to drive you nuts. P.S: Phone is Galaxy SII with JB 4.2.1
    Doesn't work for me either and I also have SII with 4.1.2 Works for opening a new tab but still starts off with "about blank". The app not closing is also a pain.

    In addition when I end a call the phone powers down! This latest upgrade is garbage, anybody know how to revert to the previous version?
  22. #47  

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    Ive just noticed this post. Since I've had my note 2 I've not known any different but my browser opens with a blank page even though I set the homepage. I open my browser and then have to go to Google on my bookmarks. Is this an issue I can fix then?

    Sent from my GT-N7100 using Android Central Forums
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    I'm beginning to think this is a quirk in 4.1.2 just did a full factory reset and it's still the same. Have noticed that many other apps no longer close but also continue to run in the background. have to use task manager all the time to close them down.
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    The neat thing about the Internet is that if one software program is fatally flawed, you can delete it and install a competitor. This is what I did. I don't have the about blank problem any more!
  25. #50  

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    For those receiving the ABOUT BLANK PAGE...if you close down your google search engine....ABOUT BLANK...is there...reopen your search engine...located beside about blank....yes.... press the x...beside "about blank"....then close the about blank page....yes the x!...go to home page ....click internet...google search is back because you reopened it!
    Doesn't it make sense that when you shutdown your google search engine....you end up with a blank page....reopen google at the top...press x....close about blank with the x....when you close down your search engine....you basically shut it down....so Samsung has left you with a back up search page when you close down your search engine.... makes sense to me....after all this ...don't shut down your search engine....Deano
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