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Everyday, the first time I start Safari, if I go to the history or bookmarks tab, I get the following message:


How can I stop Safari from prompting this message and completely disable the webpages Preview?

I already set the update policy to 2 with this:

defaults write DebugSnapshotsUpdatePolicy -int 2
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Try running this command in the terminal:

defaults write DidPromptToFetchRecentHistoryPreviews -bool YES
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This only works for the current session. – Studer Aug 22 '10 at 16:59

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