How to Set Your Safari Home Page

By Mark L. Chambers

Mac OS X Snow Leopard lets you choose the home page that Safari goes to when you connect to the Internet. Choosing a home page is one of the easiest methods of speeding up your Web surfing, especially if you’re using a dial-up connection. However, a large percentage of the Mac owners have never set their own home page; instead, they simply use the default home page provided by their browser!

With Safari running, take a moment to follow these steps to declare your freedom to choose your own home page:

1If you want to use a specific Web page as your new home page, display it in Safari.

A page with few graphics will load faster.

2Choose Safari→Preferences.

Alternatively, press Command+, (comma). The Preferences dialog displays.

3Click the General button.

Here, you can choose any page you like to be your home page

4Click the Set to Current Page button.

Alternatively, click the New Windows Open With pop-up menu and choose Empty Page if you want Safari to open a new window with a blank page.

5Click the Close button to exit the Preferences dialog.

Now you can visit your home page at any time by pressing the Home button on the Toolbar.