How to Launch Safari from Mountain Lion
OS X offers built-in Internet connectivity right out of the box. OS X Mountain Lion comes with Apple’s Safari web browser, which you can use to navigate the web, download remote files, and more.
These days, networking online is easier than finding a log to fall off: You simply use the Internet to connect your Mac to a wealth of information residing on computers around the world. Luckily for you, OS X has the best and most comprehensive Internet tools ever shipped with a Mac operating system. Safari is just one of them.
To begin surfing with Safari, just open your web browser. No problem. As usual, there’s more than one way. You can launch Safari by any of these methods:
Clicking the Safari icon in the Dock or LaunchPad (look for the big blue compass that looks like a stopwatch)
Double-clicking the Safari icon in your Applications folder
Single-clicking a URL link in an e-mail or other document
Double-clicking a URL link document (a .webloc file) in the Finder
When you first launch Safari, it automatically connects you to the Internet and displays the default Apple start page.