1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 1, 2013 7:39 AM by braden85
Netsclark Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Under Preferences in Safari, I have set my homepage to open to AOL.  However, what opens up is Top Sites.  How do I correct this?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • braden85 Community Specialists Community Specialists (3,620 points)

    Hi Netsclark,


    I have an article here for you that can describe the preferences that you should check for to make sure Safari performs this operation as you expect:


    Mac Basics: Safari 6 in OS X Mountain Lion



    Set your homepage

    To set your homepage, follow these steps:

    1. In Safari select Safari > Preferences… > General (toolbar)
    2. Type or paste the homepage URL in the "Homepage:" field
    3. If you want your homepage to open in a new Safari window, select "Homepage" in the "New windows open with:" pop-up menu.
    4. If you want your homepage to open in a new Safari tab, select "Homepage" in the "New tabs open with:" pop-up menu.

    Important: With Resume enabled, Safari will not always open with your homepage, even if in Safari Preferences you have selected "Homepage" in the "New windows open with:" pop-up menu. To open your Homepage under these circumstances, hold down the shift key when you open Safari.

    You will want to specifically choose the options you wish to have in steps 3 and 4 above to directly address your question. Thanks for coming to the Apple Support Communities!