6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2014 12:45 PM by Larry McJunkin
Larry McJunkin Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

(Using  Safari 7)

 

I know I can drag a URL to the Top Sites page to add it, but invaribly it does not add the thumbnail I want.  A good example of this is the Google Calendar.  If I have the calendar open and drag the URL to Top Sites I get a thumbnail of the Google login page, which doesn't accurately depict the content.  This used to happen with Facebook, but mysteriously that finally changed to an actual Facebook page thumbnail.  This was never a problem with previous versions of Safari, so wondering if there's a way to force a page thumbnail onto the Top Sites page in Safari 7. Thanks for any help.


iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • dominic23 Level 7 Level 7 (34,260 points)

    Visit the site you want to add to the Top SItes.

     

    Move the mouse pointer over to the " + " button, just left of the address bar.

     

    Touch the trackpad with 3 fingers.

     

    Move the mouse to the "Top Sites" in the Bookmarks dropdown.

     

    The site should be now added to the Top Sites as a tile.

     

    Move the mouse pointer to the top left corner of the tile and pin it.

     

     

    Best.

  • Larry McJunkin Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    @dominic23: I may not have been specific enough.  I know how to simply add a site to Top Sites, my problem is the thumbnail image of that site is NOT what I want...I want a more current one.  Per my original post:

     

    If I have the calendar open and drag the URL to Top Sites I get a thumbnail of the Google login page, which doesn't accurately depict the content.

     

    Also, not using a laptop so don't have a trackpad, but again, it wasn't a problem of adding a site...but rather of changing the thumbnail for an existing site.  FWIW, I also tried deleting the site in Top Sites and starting over...but I still get an incorrect thumbnail.

     

    Better example...you have a Top Site thumbnail for Apple.com and it (theoretically) shows an apple.com home page thumbnail displaying an iPhone 4.  What do you do to change that to a new thumbnail that depicts "today's" apple.com homepage?

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (100,205 points)

    Might be corrupted Top Sites preferences Larry...


     

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

     

    Type or copy paste the following:

     

    ~/Library/Safari/TopSites.plist

     

    Click Go then move the TopSites.plist file to the Trash.

     

    Then try the Google login page and the Apple homepage in Top Sites.

  • Larry McJunkin Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Thanks, Carolyn...but don't think so.  It appears to work for most of the Top Sites thumbnails...just a couple of sites it's not working for.  I thought it had something do with sites that required a login, but a couple of those show up fine, so it's not that.  I'd rather try a little more before rebuilding the .plist...just don't want to through the hassle of adding all those sites back to Top Sites if not necessary.

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (100,205 points)

    I understand. You could try deleting the cache database ...

     

     

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

     

    Type or copy paste the following:

     

    ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Cache.db

     

    Click Go then move the Cache.db file to the Trash.

     

     

    Quit and relaunch Safari to test.

  • Larry McJunkin Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Before I try this...is it going to delete all my history, cookies, favorites, Bookmark bar items, etc.?  If so, it's not worth it :-)