4 Replies Latest reply: May 21, 2013 5:21 AM by rickkp
rickkp Level 1 (0 points)

Problem: When I first start up and then launch Safari (version 6.0.4 now) it does not remember the window size I had when I quit.


Fix (?):

1 - Looked for a Window menu selection to "remember window size", no longer there.

2 - Resized the normal way, hoping  it will be remembered then next launch. It is not.

3 - Looked in Safari Preferences for a choice there, nothing is available.

4 - Have the Develop Menu on, nothing in there.

5 - Tried looking using the Opt key pressed when selecting menus in Menu Bar. No luck either.


Prior versions of Safari would remember the resized window.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5), Mine
  • CT Level 6 (17,545 points)

    The way that works for me is to: (1) create a new window (command N). (2) Resize. (3) Close window.

  • rickkp Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, it does work...


    you don't have any other tabs open when you quit.

    I think this is some "new" thing Apple introduced into Safari v6 with regards to tabs and window size and the Full Screen thing for laptops and iDevices.


    It should not be like this. Apple made it so that INSTEAD of simnply opening in the Home page, it opens all other tabs as well - that is ones that were open when you quit.

    Yes, my Safari Prefs are set to Open to Home Page.

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,360 points)

    This has helped others for the same issue.



    Open a Finder window. From the Finder menu bar click Go > Go to Folder


    Type or copy paste the following:




    Move the Cache.db file to the Trash.


    Quit and relaunch Safari to test.

  • rickkp Level 1 (0 points)

    Even though I didn't feel this would work I did try it.

    And no, trashed the caches.db file, relaunched Safari.

    Resized the window how I wanted it.

    Quit Safari.

    Relaunched Safari.

    STILL is automatically sizing the window how I DO NOT want it.


    Apple removed the Remember Window Size from v6 that was there in previous versions.

    I am getting really tired of Apple doing things like our arch enemy MS, whicvh includes tying the browser to the OS so tightly we cannot remove Safari if we wanted to (in OS 10.7 or 10.8).