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.


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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