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Tutorial: Change the default home page in Safari

This may seem like a no-brainer but changing the default home page in Safari can shave valuable seconds from your surfing time, over the years this can really mount up...

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If you’re anything like us, your go-to website for daily information or entertainment updates probably changes week to week – whether it’s your preferred news site, a social network or maybe a reliable sports results page. And yet we rarely change our default home screen to reflect these fads. The upshot is that we load Safari, wait for the home page to load and then immediately navigate elsewhere. However, with the help of one simple operation you could preserve a lot of time. Not only will this save you from having to navigate away, but also if your bookmarks are synced across MobileMe, any other Macs you own will be updated to reflect the changes. This time-saving operation is simple and easy to action. In fact, whenever a new website takes your fancy you can quickly make it your home page so it’s right there when you launch Safari.

1: Preferential Treatment
Load Safari and click on the Safari menu at the top of the page. Once the menu springs to life, navigate to Preferences and then click on it to bring up the Preference pane.

2: Type it or click it
You can now enter the address of your new preferred home page, or if you are already on that page, simply click the ‘Set to Current’ page button and you’re done.

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