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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:

If 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.

Choose Safari→Preferences.

Choose Safari→Preferences.

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

Click the General button.

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

Click the Set to Current Page button.

Click 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.

Click 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.

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John R. Levine is a recognized technology expert and consumer advocate who works against online fraud and email spam. Levine is the president of the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email (CAUCE) and worked to bring the internet to underserved parts of the world as a trustee of The Internet Society.

Alison Barrows is the author or coauthor of several books about Access, Windows, and the Internet. Joseph Stockman is an 18-year software designer who has authored or coauthored five Access programming books. Allen Taylor is a 30-year veteran of the computer industry and the author of over 20 books.

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