There is a website (happening.im) which does not work in my user account, but does work when I switch to the guest user. So the problem is in my user profile somehow.

I've tried deleting ~/Library/Safari but that didn't do the trick.

How do I completely reset safari to the state that the guest user has?

  • I was going to say the same thing. Oddly enough it isn't there anymore in Safari for O/S X 10.10.3 (Safari 8.0.6). One wonders if the "Clear history and website data..." option will do the same thing if you then select "everything" in the subsequent pop-up menu. May 25, 2015 at 15:51
  • No, 'Clear history and website data' is not the reset I need. I'm afraid I'll have to create a new user account and start using that in order to get my safari running the way I need it to... But that's a lot of work. There must be a way to reset safari to the state it has when a new user is created. May 26, 2015 at 5:23

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This website has a list of steps you could take: http://www.macissues.com/2015/06/22/how-to-fully-reset-safari-on-your-mac/


If you have already deleted or pulled the ~/Library/Safari folder into the Trash, and the issue is still occurring, the truly best option you can take is to boot the computer into Recovery mode and reinstall your operating system.


Open Safari. Click Safari in the top left, and in the drop-down list, click Reset Safari.

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    There is no Reset Safari. Preferences & Clear History & Website are it. May 25, 2015 at 15:22

I was trying to find help with the same problem. I went into the guest user profile and copied the preference information from there to my profile.

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