How to Set Up Your MacBook Home Page

Choosing a home page is one of the easiest methods of speeding up your MacBook web surfing, especially if you’re using a dial-up modem. However, a large percentage of Mac owners have never set their own home page; instead, they use the default home page provided by their browser! With Safari running, take a moment to follow these steps to declare your own freedom to choose your own home page:

  1. In Safari, display the web page that you want as your new home page.

    Try selecting a page with few graphics or a fast-loading popular site.

  2. Choose Safari→Preferences or press cmd+, (comma).

  3. Click the General button.

    You see the settings.

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  4. Click the Set to Current Page button.

    Choose Top Sites from the New Windows Open With pop-up menu to display the Top Sites screen each time you open a new window. Alternatively, choose Empty Page if you want Safari to open a new window with a blank page. (A blank page is the fastest choice of all for a home page.)

  5. Click the Close button to exit the Preferences dialog.

Visit your home page at any time by clicking the Home button on the toolbar. If the Home button doesn't appear on your toolbar, you can add it by choosing View→Customize Toolbar.

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