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    Home Forums AskWoody support Questions: Browsers and desktop software Other browsers Yahoo mail: keeps opening cascade of about:blank tabs

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    This topic contains 24 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  anonymous 2 months, 2 weeks ago.

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    • #1843200 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      I’m using Chrome version 75, and this just started this afternoon when I opened an email in Yahoo Mail. Before I can delete an email or reply to it, a cascade of about:blank tabs begin opening up.

      The only change to my system I made today was to change the “Filesystem API in Incognito” flag from default to enabled to see if I was able to get behind paywalls that recognize incognito mode. However, I have reverted back to default, and that didn’t alter the behavior.

      I’ve just run CCleaner and Malwarebytes but it keeps happening in each of my Yahoo Mail accounts. It doesn’t happen in GMail or Hotmail.

      I wasn’t sure what forum to post this in, so feel free to move to a more appropriate one.

      TIA, Susan aka memesuze



    • #1843201 Reply


      Just got off the phone with someone else experiencing the exact same issue with yahoo mail and Chrome 75 (fully updated windows as well) and also isolated it to yahoo mail.  I don’t have a fix just wanted to let you know you aren’t alone.

    • #1843203 Reply


      Same thing here, but I haven’t  done anything at all to change anything in my computer. Just opened my Yahoo (using Chrome too) and I keep getting the about:blank pages too.

    • #1843213 Reply


      This just started happening to me this afternoon as well.  I’m also using Google chrome Version 75.0.3770.90 (Official Build) (64-bit).

    • #1843243 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      When I changed the filesystem flag, I updated to Chrome 75 first – wonder if that was the initiator for the problem for all of us

    • #1843245 Reply


      YES…this has started with me today also.  I have about 12 different tabs open in Chrome, and every time I click to go to the Yahoo Mail tab, the ‘about:blank’ tabs keep opening up.  It is only when I am in the Yahoo Mail tab.   I can’t even finish reading or deleting or anything else, as a new tab pops up whenever I try to do anything…. I have tried signing out of my Yahoo Mail, and closing the tab, then I opened another tab, and went to YAHOO main page, and signed in from the main page.  Then I went to the mail icon from the main Yahoo page, and that didn’t not fix the problem either.  Glad I am not alone!

    • #1843246 Reply


      This just started happening to me yesterday. Chrome ver. 75.0.3770.90. This problem is quite annoying, gonna use Firefox until we get a fix.

      • #1843451 Reply


        I am replying to Post #1843246

        Ok, I just did something that might have fixed it.

        When I tried to go to settings, I didn’t see the classic switch right away, as the pop-ups kept getting out of hand. So I clicked “More Settings” and looked for it there. I searched forever  couldn’t find it in the More Settings(no popups while there). Only thing I clicked was “Light” but then I clicked back to “Dark”.

        When I went back to my mail, all of a sudden, no more pop-ups, with no need to go to classic!

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    • #1843288 Reply


      Same thing for me too.  I switched back to classic mail (click fast on settings before the blank comes!!)  Other settiings – and it worked.

    • #1843327 Reply


      Went thru Firefox….problem solved.

    • #1843330 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      thanks for the switching to Classic Mail tip – that worked for me.

      But I’m not ready to call it resolved.

    • #1843331 Reply


      I have had the same problem with yahoo mail on chrome.  I took the advice of the above and switched back to classic mail and it worked!  I had to access my yahoo mail from safari to switch it back to classic mail.  Thank you for the tip

      Packer fan

    • #1843376 Reply


      This started with my yahoo account yesterday.  Had not done anything to change any settings with either yahoo or chrome.  Thanks for the tip about setting to classic mail – that has solved the problem for now.

    • #1843384 Reply


      I was having the same problem thought it was a virus and used Avast, Malwarebytes and Hitman Pro and as soon as I went to my Yahoo Email account the “about blank” Popped up immediately.


      In order to do this, you have to quickly hit the settings button before the pop up has a chance to redirect you then change to Classic Yahoo. (if you can’t get to the settings button try any button you can get to I think it will block the pop-up)

    • #1843398 Reply


      Thanks for the recommendation. I had 22 blank pages open before I was able to switch to classic view, which stopped it.  Mine started yesterday, but didn’t cascade until this evening.

    • #1843455 Reply


      I just switched to classic and after 15 minutes switched back and problem went away ?

    • #1843493 Reply


      Following other suggestions, I also changed back to classic mail, and then switched back to the new mail, and haven’t had any problems.  (yet !)  Maybe this was a fix, or maybe the problem has been resolved with something unrelated.

    • #1843498 Reply


      Well, I had the uBlock Origin Chrome extension block add-servers on Yahoo Mail page and problem stopped, after still having some notifications saying “about:blank” popup’s being stopped. In an icon I have never noticed to the right in the address bar. This little thing went away in minutes.

      I now unblocked Yahoo Mail from add servers, just out of curiosity and problem is still gone. Since I see no difference in appearance on the site or in any of my e-mail’s, I will continue to block add servers with uBlock Origin anyhow. It should not happen again and rogue script isn’t welcomed.

    • #1843522 Reply


      I’ve had same issue since yesterday. Just went back now and it’s finally stopped doing it. So maybe just wait it out. They must be working to fix it.

    • #1843739 Reply


      Very glad I found this forum!  I began experiencing the same problem Thursday (6/13) and eventually isolated the issue to Yahoo Mail on Chrome.  Downloaded Firefox this am, switched to Classic View for Mail, went back to Chrome and not seeing the multiple tabs.

      Now I’ve switched back to “new” View for Mail, still on Chrome, and NO PROBLEM.

      Thanks everyone – good luck!

    • #1845845 Reply


      Thanks for the tip about switching back to classic mail.  It worked for me.  Has the problem been rectified?  I would prefer not to use the classic mail style.

      • #1846109 Reply

        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Switch back to the non-classic view and all should be well – according to previous posters.

        cheers, Paul

    • #1847609 Reply


      Whenever I enter a stock for a quote on Yahoo! Finance I get a new about:blank tab in chrome.  Are other people only getting this in Mail?

    • #1921613 Reply


      I have tried all things possible to resolve the yahoo mail blank page but all to no avail. I keep on getting the blank page. If anyone knows what to do please let me know. Thanks


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