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V6Pony
03-01-2011, 10:04 PM
When I open Safari I almost always open the the same one or two web sites. Is there a way to open Safari and have it open the sites you want automatically?

Have had my mac since Dec last year. Well worth the change.

robduckyworth
03-01-2011, 10:06 PM
make a bookmark folder named startup or whatever. put your bookmarked sites in this folder.

go to safari prefs... general... new windows open with... then pick the folder.

toMACsh
03-01-2011, 10:20 PM
Of course, you can make one of those sites your home page.

chas_m
03-02-2011, 03:59 AM
Top Sites, anyone?

V6Pony
03-02-2011, 06:59 PM
make a bookmark folder named startup or whatever. put your bookmarked sites in this folder.

go to safari prefs... general... new windows open with... then pick the folder.

Thanks robduckyworth that works great. Just what I was looking for.

If I could ask a follow up question. When I open the web site the font is too small for me so I use the A to resize it. Is there a way to set it to open at a size that I like?

Thanks

6string
03-02-2011, 07:14 PM
Thanks robduckyworth that works great. Just what I was looking for.

If I could ask a follow up question. When I open the web site the font is too small for me so I use the A to resize it. Is there a way to set it to open at a size that I like?

Thanks

Go to Safari >Preferences > Advanced > Universal Access > never use fonts smaller than .....

robduckyworth
03-02-2011, 08:14 PM
there you go, sorted :) glad i could help.

toMACsh
03-02-2011, 08:34 PM
Top Sites, anyone?

Never! Nor would I recommend that resource hog to anyone. I have it completely disabled. Just my personal preference...

talleyJudy
03-02-2011, 09:39 PM
Never! Nor would I recommend that resource hog to anyone. I have it completely disabled. Just my personal preference...

I never us my "top sites" either.

How do I go about disabling that feature?

toMACsh
03-03-2011, 02:03 PM
How do I go about disabling that feature?

I'll get back to you. I have the procedure saved on my computer.

vansmith
03-03-2011, 02:37 PM
The easy way would be to simply set Safari to open new windows and tabs with something other than top sites. Safari > Preferences > General is where you want to go.

TattooedMac
03-03-2011, 02:53 PM
Glims for Safari (http://www.machangout.com/)

Couldnt live without it

Cheers

talleyJudy
03-03-2011, 03:05 PM
Ok, thanks guys.

The following is what I did last night after reading this thread.
I went into Safari preferences, went through each category and unchecked anything having to do with "Top Sites". Hope that that 'disabled' it in the background too, because as of right now I can see no evidence of it at all when I open and use Safari. ;D

chas_m
03-04-2011, 02:25 AM
Personally, I depend on it (though I will say that yes, Apple could stand to optimise the feature).

I monitor a number of different websites and love seeing when one of them needs my attention by a little star (content changed) in the corner when I first fire up Safari. Periodic cleaning of the cache (which I should haven't to do, Apple) makes it work fast and slick.

toMACsh
03-04-2011, 02:06 PM
The easy way would be to simply set Safari to open new windows and tabs with something other than top sites. Safari > Preferences > General is where you want to go.


Ok, thanks guys.

The following is what I did last night after reading this thread.
I went into Safari preferences, went through each category and unchecked anything having to do with "Top Sites". Hope that that 'disabled' it in the background too, because as of right now I can see no evidence of it at all when I open and use Safari. ;D

There's more to it than that. For Leopard:

To completely disable Top Sites, go to Safari > Preferences > General

New windows open with: Top Sites
Change it to something else. Obviously, you can do the same for New Tabs.

(You'll also see Top Sites in the Show All Bookmarks window. Drag that up, don't stop when it first stops moving. It will be reduced to a thin bar.)

Now delete the Image Cache. Choose Safari > Reset Safari... and select Remove All Webpage Preview Images. Click Reset. Now go to YourUserName/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari and select the Webpage Previews folder. Press Cmd-I and click Locked. Now it won't accumulate a jpeg and png of every web page you visit. I saved over 500MB of disk space!

talleyJudy
03-04-2011, 06:37 PM
There's more to it than that. For Leopard:

To completely disable Top Sites, go to Safari > Preferences > General

New windows open with: Top Sites
Change it to something else. Obviously, you can do the same for New Tabs.

(You'll also see Top Sites in the Show All Bookmarks window. Drag that up, don't stop when it first stops moving. It will be reduced to a thin bar.)

Now delete the Image Cache. Choose Safari > Reset Safari... and select Remove All Webpage Preview Images. Click Reset. Now go to YourUserName/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari and select the Webpage Previews folder. Press Cmd-I and click Locked. Now it won't accumulate a jpeg and png of every web page you visit. I saved over 500MB of disk space!

Thank you toMACsh, for the detailed and easy to follow directions. I followed your directions exactly. I learned a lot (for me), and screwed up once along the way on the Safari Reset but went back and corrected my goof.

*you might think my signature line is 'cute', but unfortunately it's all to true for me*:Blushing:

toMACsh
03-12-2011, 04:44 PM
When I open Safari I almost always open the the same one or two web sites. Is there a way to open Safari and have it open the sites you want automatically?

Have had my mac since Dec last year. Well worth the change.


make a bookmark folder named startup or whatever. put your bookmarked sites in this folder.

go to safari prefs... general... new windows open with... then pick the folder.

I saw this method the other day in Macworld:

Open the site(s) in your browser
Drag the icon next to the URL ("favicon"?) to the Desktop
Go to Accounts in System Preferences
Select your account in the left column
Click the Login Items tab on the right
Drag the .webloc file(s) into the Login Items list

The next time you log in, those sites will open automagically in your default browser.