Windows 10: How to change options on Project Spartan?

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  1. Slartybart's Avatar
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       17 May 2015 #41

    ddgm91 said: View Post
    about:blank is a home page hijacker
    See Cliff S's post.

    about:blank & about:tabs are internal to many browsers.

    Some malware 'locks' the home page to display about:blank, but the blank page home page is not malicious in itself.

    From Cliff's link:
    About:Blank is normally used as an internal scheme that instructs the web browser to display a blank HTML page. It is often used by programmers as an initial state for opening browser contexts, or the user can set the browser startpage to about:blank to display a blank page when starting their browser.

    An About:Blank home page hijacking occurs when a malicious program hijacks the browser homepage (aka startpage) so that the user cannot reset it, and displays about:blank in the address window.

    If you are unable to change the homepage using normal procedures (Tools>Internet Options) it is likely you have a malware infection of some kind.

    Some sites try to sell scareware (usually some bad malware removal utility).

    IE has (or had) an option to explicitly set the home page to a blank page (about:blank) - now why would Microsoft do that if it were malware

    Anyway, it is completely safe to set your home page to about:blank ... if you're concerned about possible malware, try about:tabs instead. Using a non web home page significantly decreases the time your browser finishes loading. You can also use local HTML


    Not a big deal, most people don't hang out on their home page, they go to some other site.

    The thing about home pages is: it can be anything you want.
    The issue I have with 'standard' home pages is: they load a lot of crap.

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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
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       17 May 2015 #42

    About;Blank is also good to set as a homepage for people with slow/metered connections as there is nothing going on in the background and the browser will load faster.
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  3. Cliff S's Avatar
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       18 May 2015 #43

    I just set Ten Forums as Spartans homepage and it took, no problems.
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  4.    18 May 2015 #44

    Hey! All of a sudden Cortana is yielding results in Spartan! :)

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  5. Wynona's Avatar
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       18 May 2015 #45

    Update, Edwin? :)
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  6.    18 May 2015 #46

    Wynona said: View Post
    Update, Edwin? :)
    Naw, it's still Build 10074 but up until now 'She' would read 'Sorry, I can't help you in your region', or something like that!

    Mind you, this is a fresh install with the latest Nvidia and RealTek drivers and now everything works including Cortana's audible answers and sound effects etc.
    Strange thing is 'She' still thinks she resides on a Phone:

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    ... when I ask 'Her' to open an App, she keeps asking "Which App do you want me to open"!?!?!?
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  7. Wynona's Avatar
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       18 May 2015 #47

    So far I've said, "No Thanks" to Cortana. I can do for myself. :)
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