I've usually used "Chrome" to get my on-line connection, and it has always taken me straight to Virgin Media. More recently though I've been getting something from Google, called "New Tab". It was not a problem, but now it opens automatically, and if I try to close it, the system shuts down. Can anyone please tell me how to get rid of this further unwanted harassment by Google?
Personally, I have no problem with either. However, lets take a serious look now.
New Tab normally crops up for a number of reasons.
1. You've clicked the New Tab on the current instance of Chrome. 2. You have Chrome set to default to the New Tab screen in settings. 3. Another instance of Chrome is called that's not referencing any web page when it starts (for example if you have Chrome running and double-click the Chrome icon on your desktop.
Closing down the additional instance should not, however, cause the computer to shut down. Which points to something else other than "Google harassment"
I would strongly suggest Virus and Malware scans on your system at this point.
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I don't think you can get rid of it as it's part of the Chrome interface (which I find particularly useful actually). What I do is have Chrome open with some chosen pages like BBC News, BBC weather, this forum etc. and then 'New Tab' is relegated to the end of the tab queue.
Go to Settings and look at 'On Start-Up' and choose which sites you want to open automatically. I imagine yours is currently set to 'Open the New Tab page'.
Sorry we were talking at cross purposes. I know it will open with the page you've specified ... what I was saying was the the new tab facility (shaped like a rhombus) still appears at the end of the line of tabs and you can't get rid of that as far as I can see.