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    Safari Question
    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?

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    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.
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    Of course, you can make one of those sites your home page.

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    Top Sites, anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robduckyworth View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by V6Pony View Post
    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 .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    Top Sites, anyone?
    Never! Nor would I recommend that resource hog to anyone. I have it completely disabled. Just my personal preference...

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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by talleyJudy View Post
    How do I go about disabling that feature?
    I'll get back to you. I have the procedure saved on my computer.

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by talleyJudy View Post
    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.
    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!

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