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eddiethered Calculating status...
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Feb 26, 2012 9:09 AM

Safari keeps opening with old tabs from about 3 weeks ago rather than my home page. On start up safari is showing as open and there is a folder in the right hand part of the dock. This has the old tabs in it and safari opens with these and not my home page. I've seen other threads which advise to ensure preferences are set correctly etc but none of this has worked. All settings are for my home page to open and not previous windows. What confuses me is why these particular old tabs are opening. Any ideas how to get rid of them and for safari to start opening with my home page again. Thanks.

  • QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (47,290 points)
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    Feb 26, 2012 9:37 AM (in response to eddiethered)

    Using Lion?

    Hold down the shift key as you launch Safari.

  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Feb 26, 2012 1:10 PM (in response to eddiethered)

    When you restart your computer, un-tick the box that comes up and asks if you want to restore windows...

     

    Let us know if that works.

  • bbfc Level 3 Level 3 (845 points)
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    Feb 26, 2012 1:34 PM (in response to eddiethered)

    You need to make sure you quit safari, not just click on the X. CMD-Q will quit an application.

  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Feb 26, 2012 4:56 PM (in response to eddiethered)

    Remove it from your Login Items.

  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Feb 27, 2012 12:56 AM (in response to eddiethered)

    Can you go into your preferences folder, which is in your home library folder.  I want you to drag the com.apple.safari.plist file to the desktop (while Safari is closed).  Then re-open Safari, and let me know if the situation still continues.

    iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1
  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Feb 27, 2012 10:23 PM (in response to eddiethered)

    Hmm!

     

    Now I am very interested in what the **** is going on there.

    On start up safari is showing as open and there is a folder in the right hand part of the dock. This has the old tabs in it and safari opens with these and not my home page.

     

    Alright, so let me see here. That folder that is on the DOCK, do you mean near the Trash can? Did you inadvertently drag that to the dock to make a short-cut?

     

    Could you remove that from the Dock by draging it off and making it disapear in a cloud of smoke?

     

    It seems somehow, you set a folder (of 3 links) to open up on start-up, if I can picture this correctly.

  • Johnnyhair Calculating status...
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    Apr 14, 2012 12:10 PM (in response to eddiethered)

    I have been experiencing the exact same issue as eddiethered for the past 2 weeks, I'm having 4 old browser tabs open everytime I launch Safari.  This is not an issue of a settings configuration, it is an issue of a bad .plist or cache from what I can tell.  Like eddiethered, I have ensured the following:

    • My default homepage is about:blank, so upon Safari launch nothing other than a blank page should appear.
    • It is not an issue of restarting the OS and having "Reopen windows when logging back in" checked off, when I restart I ALWAYS uncheck that - but in the past week the same apps seem to relaunch automatically when they shouldn't.
    • This is not an issue of previously closing vs quitting the Safari browser, I Command-Q all my apps when I am finished with them.  Even when I hard-quit Safari, the old 4 browser tabs/websites reappear.
    • This is not a issue of Login Items as I don't have a single application listed as a Login Item for my Username.

     

    I've also noticed other apps having issues (iChat, Chrome).  As of now Firefox is the only browser that is launching without any issues.  Yes an OS reinstall could be an option but that is a substantial amount of effort I don't want to invest.  Due to the other apps having issues this may be an issue at the OS level and not Safari.

     

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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