New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

Change location settings


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
dmoblay

 
Member Since: Aug 27, 2009
Posts: 6
dmoblay is on a distinguished road

dmoblay is offline
I have a MAC Mini which I bought from a UK apple store. I am running OS-X

Whenever I open a website safari will always default to open the US version rather than the UK. The most annoying of these is Ebay, but it tends to do it with any site that has a .com and a .co.uk version.

This happens whenever I just type the short version of the web address without specifying the .co.uk part.

It is really annoying, how can I fix this problem? I normally use google chrome on my other PCs but on MAC have to use Safari (I don't like Firefox), and the problem is driving me crazy.

Can anyone suggest a fix?

Thanks
Luke
QUOTE Thanks
Lifeisabeach

 
Lifeisabeach's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 30, 2007
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 6,908
Lifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac i3 (mid-2010) + OS 10.9; TV 3; iPhone 5S; iPad 4

Lifeisabeach is offline
Hmmmm. I'm taking a shot in the dark here, but try deleting your pref file for Safari (com.apple.Safari.plist), found in ~/Library/Preferences. Perhaps this will reset it.

Also... in System Preferences > International, is your language set as UK? I doubt this would affect this problem, but worth a shot. Actually... this may do it. According to this page from Apple, Safari uses your operating system’s regional settings to determine your location, then customizes your bookmarks based on region.


Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
------
Links: Onyx | EasyFind | Apple Hardware Test | How to test your hard drive | The Safe Mac Adware Removal Guide | Uninstall MacKeeper
------
Lifeisabeach - Mac-Forums Member of the Month June 2009, Feb 2012, and March 2013.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Deleting root admin | Uninstall and Reinstall Java »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Looking for a program or a way to change display settings... read on.. locoputo OS X - Apps and Games 2 06-05-2009 04:21 PM
Can I Change These Settings? ImTheOne OS X - Apps and Games 0 12-26-2007 04:21 PM
Camino - how to change default tab settings? eon. OS X - Apps and Games 4 12-03-2007 09:21 PM
help me convert something, please. krrose27 Switcher Hangout 4 05-25-2007 02:10 AM
Flash Security Settings Brown Study OS X - Apps and Games 0 03-10-2007 02:06 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?