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Old 03-27-2012, 11:26 PM   #1
aubreyapple
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Safari start with blank page?

How do I get Safari to open in a blank page instead of the last page before quitting? I saw this question asked back in August, but I also saw no answer.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:20 AM   #2
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The answer might depend on exactly what you mean and your OS version. First would be in Safari to go to Preferences > General and set the pop-up menu for New Windows Open With to the Empty Page option.

If you're running Lion and want the Restore feature to work in all applications but Safari, there are two options. One is to hold Shift while launching Safari. The other takes a minute to set up but won't require any additional intervention on your part.
  1. Go to the Finder.
  2. From the Go menu, hold Option, then select Library.
  3. Open the Saved Application State folder.
  4. Find the listing for Safari. I believe it's called com.apple.safari.
  5. Open it and move its contents to the Trash.
  6. Pull up the Get Info window, either from the File menu or with Command-I.
  7. Enable the checkbox next to Locked.

If you're running 10.7, you can disable this setting for all applications by going to System Preferences > General and unchecking the option for Restore Windows When Quitting And Re-opeing Apps.

And in case you don't know, if you ever launch Safari and want to re-open your last windows, use the History menu to select Reopen All Windows From Last Session.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:21 AM   #3
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That is what I wanted. Bless you!
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