Managing & Deleting 'Top Sites' in Yosemite

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Does anyone know how to delete the current top sites in Yosemite and erase the cache for those sites? It used to be a case of hovering over the site preview pane and clicking the X in the corner, but with Yosemite that doesn't happen.
 
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Does anyone know how to delete the current top sites in Yosemite and erase the cache for those sites? It used to be a case of hovering over the site preview pane and clicking the X in the corner, but with Yosemite that doesn't happen.

Actually that does still happen. I just tried it and hovering for a moment gives me an "X" in the top left corner of the preview. Actually it says "Never include as top site", but I assume that's the same thing effectively and assume the cache gets deleted.

As for why YOU don't see the "X", I have no idea. Best suggestion is to download Onyx and run its full suite of maintenance and cleaning tools. Perhaps you have a corrupt cache.
 
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Thanks....Ive just gone back to the Top Sites page. The X doesn't appear but when I hover over it I get a blue highlight around the screenshot. However, at the bottom of the page there is a link that invites me to 'disable this custom page'. I've clicked on it and it takes me to a clean looking page with snapshots where the X becomes available. Although it doesn't show all the previously shown snapshots, but the search engines I've used to get to some of those pages.
 
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Wish I hadn't read this post:Grimmace:

Only been a Mac user for about a year and didn't realise I had Top Sites on my browser so I fiddled with them. Uh Oh! All my bookmarks disappeared:Angry:

Now I know how to restore bookmarks from Time Machine:)
 

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If you go to the Safari Bookmarks menu and click there are the bookmarks still listed? If so they are still there.
 
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Thanks....Ive just gone back to the Top Sites page. The X doesn't appear but when I hover over it I get a blue highlight around the screenshot. However, at the bottom of the page there is a link that invites me to 'disable this custom page'. I've clicked on it and it takes me to a clean looking page with snapshots where the X becomes available. Although it doesn't show all the previously shown snapshots, but the search engines I've used to get to some of those pages.

I'm completely baffled as to how you got a "custom page". I just did some searching and the best that I can come up with is this has something to do with magnet links for torrents. Feel free to read over those search hits.
https://startpage.com/do/search?query=dsafari "disable this custom page" top sites&ext=safari
 
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If you go to the Safari Bookmarks menu and click there are the bookmarks still listed? If so they are still there.

No the bookmark folder was empty. I then found the bookmarks.plist file in Finder and instead of it being about 30kb it was 0kb so I restored the same file from Time Machine an hour earlier and all was resolved.

I have no idea what caused me to lose the bookmarks in the first place but I have learnt two valuable lessons - don't fiddle & how to recover files from Time Machine!
 

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