The usual is to get the extension like https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/blank-new-tab-page/jaadjnlkjnhohljficgoddcjmndjfdmi?hl=en
Otherwise you get a new tab filled with Google's "helpfulness."
In google chrome I can easily set my Startup page (home page). I cannot, however, set a new tab to a blank page. I don't want the google basic search page as a new tab. I don't want to affect my startup page with this new tab.
Any help would be appreciated.