Safari identifies your favorite sites and displays them as a wall of graphical thumbnails called “Top Sites”. You can visit any one of your top sites by clicking on the site preview. As you browse, the Top Sites selections change, depending on how often and how recently you’ve visited certain sites.
Many folks do not find this feature useful at all and would prefer NOT to view Top Sites when opening Safari or switching to a new window. Luckily, you can easily turn off this feature from Safari Preferences.
If you don’t wish to see Top Sites in Safari:
- Select Safari > Preferences from the menu.
- Click the General icon on top of the window.
- Click the “New windows open with” drop-down list and select “Empty Page” (or Homepage, if you prefer).
- Click the “New tabs open with” drop-down list and select “Empty Page”.
- Close the Preferences window. Safari will no longer display Top Sites when launching or when opening a new tab.
Applies to: Safari 5
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