How to change your homepage on Safari

How to change your homepage on Safari
How to change your homepage on Safari
Anonim

The Safari start page or home page is the page that appears each time you open the browser. You can edit it and select whatever you want, but if infected with adware, it will reset itself indefinitely. In this case, you can try to manually get rid of the software to regain control of your browser. If you are using an iOS device, you will be able to create custom shortcuts to simulate a traditional start page.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: On macOS X

Modify your home page

Change Your Start Page on Safari Step 1

Step 1. Open Safari browser

You can change the start page or home page from the browser settings.

Change Your Start Page on Safari Step 2

Step 2. Click on the Safari menu

Then select Preferences to open the Safari preferences menu.

  • If you are using Safari for Windows, click on the menu Editing then select Preferences. It is strongly recommended that you use the most recent version available, as Safari for Windows is no longer supported by Apple and no longer receives security updates.
Change Your Start Page on Safari Step 3

Step 3. Go to the General tab

Change Your Start Page on Safari Step 4

Step 4. Click on the Home Page field

Enter the address of the page you want to display on startup. Be sure to type the full address starting with

  • You can also click Use current page to set the currently open page as the new home page.
  • If your home page keeps resetting, read the next section.

Get rid of adware

Change Your Start Page on Safari Step 5

Step 1. Know when it will be necessary

If you've changed your home page in Safari's preferences menu, but it keeps redirecting you to something else, it's probably caused by adware. Removing this software will be a little tricky, but it will allow you to regain control of the browser.

Change Your Start Page on Safari Step 6

Step 2. Download the most recent version of macOS X

MacOS X updates include adware tools, and updating the operating system will get rid of the infection. Click on the Apple menu then select App Store Where Software updates to check for any available updates. After updating, test Safari again to see if the problem persists. If so, read on!

Change Your Start Page on Safari Step 7

Step 3. Open the Safari Preferences menu

Select the option Extensions to display all extensions installed on the browser. Click on the ones you don't recognize or no longer need and choose Uninstall. Among the most widespread extensions, we can mention:

  • Amazon Shopping Assistant by Spigot Inc.;
  • Cinema-Plus Pro (Cinema + HD, Cinema + Plus and Cinema Ploos);
  • Ebay Shopping Assistant by Spigot Inc.;
  • FlashMall;
  • GoPhoto. It;
  • Omnibar;
  • Searchme by Spigot, Inc;
  • Slick Savings by Spigot Inc.;
  • Shopy Mate.
Change Your Start Page on Safari Step 8

Step 4. Exit Safari

Then click on the menu Go in the Finder and select Go to folder.

Change Your Start Page on Safari Step 9

Step 5. Find each item in this list

Copy and paste each of the following entries into the Go to Folder field. If the item is detected, it will appear in the Finder window and will already be selected. Drag it to the trash and then go to the next item. If you can't find it, go to the next item in the list.

  • /System/Library/Frameworks/v.framework
  • /System/Library/Frameworks/VSearch.framework
  • / Library / PrivilegedHelperTools / Jack
  • / Library / InputManagers / CTLoader /
  • / Library / Application Support / Conduit /
  • ~ / Library / Internet Plug-Ins / ConduitNPAPIPlugin.plugin
  • ~ / Library / Internet Plug-Ins / TroviNPAPIPlugin.plugin
  • /Applications/SearchProtect.app
  • /Applications/WebTools.app
  • /Applications/cinemapro1-2.app
  • ~ / Applications / cinemapro1-2.app
Change Your Start Page on Safari Step 10

Step 6. Restart your computer

After scrolling through the list, restart your computer and then empty the recycle bin.

Change Your Start Page on Safari Step 11

Step 7. Hold down the ⇧ Shift key when you start Safari

This will prevent reopening of the previous windows.

Change Your Start Page on Safari Step 12

Step 8. Try to change your home page

With the adware removed, you should be able to edit your home page by following the steps in the first section of this article.

Method 2 of 2: On iPhone, iPad, iPod

Change Your Start Page on Safari Step 13

Step 1. Use Safari to go to the home page of your choice

There is no way to set a traditional home page in Safari, as it simply restarts where you left off last time. If you want Safari to always load a specific page when you start it, you can create a shortcut to that page on your Home screen and launch the browser using that shortcut instead of the regular application.

Change Your Start Page on Safari Step 14

Step 2. Tap the share button

Once on the page you want to use as your home page, tap the share button.

Change Your Start Page on Safari Step 15

Step 3. Select Add to Home Screen

You can then give the shortcut a personalized title or adjust the exact address. Press on Add when you are done making changes.

Change Your Start Page on Safari Step 16

Step 4. Use your new shortcut to start Safari

Every time you tap your shortcut, you'll load the page you set instead of the last page you opened in Safari. This is the best way to get around the lack of an option to change the home page.

Popular by topic