Since downloading mountain lion and safari 6 I have lost the ability to set my home page. in safari preferences there is the ability to tell it what you want for a home page but it does not take. instead I always get this: http://d3.zedo.com/jsc/d3/ff2.html?n=790;c=3603;s=2952;d=16;w=1024;h=768. I want to know how to get rid of this and get my preference working instead.


Two options come to mind:

  1. Reset Safari (in Safari menu), restart the application and try again
  2. Quit Safari, rename ~/Library/Safari to ~/Library/Safari.old and try again

If the second options work, quit Safari again and copy Bookmarks.plist from Safari.old to the newly created Safari folder.

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Well I'm sure this isn't the easiest way to do it, but it should work!

  1. Navigate to /Users/yourname/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist
  2. Open com.apple.Safari.plist
  3. Find the "HomePage" key
  4. Go into the value column for the "HomePage" key and set it to the desired homepage. Here's an image:

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That's it!

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    If someone hasn't installed Xcode, you could also use defaults: defaults write com.apple.Safari HomePage 'http://example.com'. – Lri Aug 3 '12 at 20:55

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