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Safari won't reset

154 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 4, 2012 12:54 PM by Linc Davis RSS
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Dec 4, 2012 11:48 AM

Thanks in advance for any insights that anyone can offer.

 

the problem resides on a secondary users account on my iMac running ML, though the behevior predated the upgrade (sorry, didn't clean install).

 

Essentailly, every time I start up Safari, it loads to a youtube page (which was viewed many months ago) that is neither my home page nor the last page I visited prior to shutting down.

 

What's more, Safari starts up with a history of about 5 pages in the cache.  I can push the back button several times before I get to a page where the back button is no longer highlighted.

 

I have attempted to clear the the history... does not work.

I have tried to reset safari, and quit, but the problem persists once I reopen safari.

I have manually removed the history.plist from the ~library preferences directory, and have removed the safari folder altogether from the ~library directory and yet it still persists.

I have changed the permissions to the secondary users account to Read Only for everybody but the secondary user, then reset safari - again, problem persists.

 

It's more of an annoyance than anything else - but it is a really grating youtube video and I'd like not to look at it anymore.

 

again, thanks for the assist.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

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