Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2012 9:54 AM (in response to PHegarty)
I'm researching the same problem. Very frustrating to not be able to find a solution to a fundamental change in the way the browser functions & not be able to correct this activity.
I do see some benefit to returning to the same location I was at when I closed the browser, as I have come to rely on starting each session at my selected/preferred 'homepage'. Unsure if this activity is related to Safari 5.1.5 or to Lion OSX 10.7.3, so I will look next in the Lion OSX forums.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2012 10:41 AM (in response to PHegarty)
Quit Safari. Relaunch it by holding down the shift key and clicking its icon in the Dock.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2012 7:37 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Thanks for the response. Solution does work, but some reference to the rational would have been appreciated. Will I have to use an option key every time I relaunch Safari? Is there a reference to alternate navigation keystrokes that are not SOP?
LADMac mini (Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2012 9:13 PM (in response to PHegarty)
It appears that this problem is really a new feature of Safari. Reference this article from the Safari web page:
http://www.apple.com/safari/features.html#browsing and read the section labeled Resume.
Hope this is helpful to all. This appears to be only one of over 250 new features in Safari. Avoiding progress can be frustrating, but we must learn to adapt.
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Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 10:26 AM (in response to PHegarty)
Launch System Preferences and click on the “General” icon
At the bottom of the “Number of recent items” list, uncheck the checkbox next to “Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps”
This worked for me. For some reason it only seems to work (or annoy me) in Safari.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2012 5:42 PM (in response to PHegarty)
I too found Safari always opening the last page even tho I did all the things mentioned here and there on the web.
Then I found does not happen with safe boot.
Then I found does not happen if Keyboard Maestro is not running.
Turns out Keyboard Maestro has a macro that is auto installed that runs if Safari runs and which brings up the last page.
So for some the problem might be Keyboard Maestro.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2012 4:01 PM (in response to shnyhd)
@shnyhd - THANK YOU!!! This solved it for me!!!! Viel of frustration lifted and all is once more correct in the nerd-verse.
As an aside - why isn't this in the Safari preferences? I was going crazy trying to get it this behavior to stop.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2012 4:52 PM (in response to PHegarty)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 1:04 PM (in response to shnyhd)
Beauty, worked like a charm! This has been frustrating me for some time. Thanks