Can’t change Safari homepage.

Whitehill

Registered
My wife complained to me that when she opens a new Safari page (on her iMac running 10.13.6), instead of the expected Google search page, now she always gets apple.com. I looked in Safari’s preferences and, sure enough, the homepage is set to Apple. When I try to change it, after I click away, it reverts back to Apple.

I found several references to this behavior online, all suggesting to remove a user profile and instructions to do so. But there are no profiles - meaning there is no system preferences entry named profiles.

I do not have this problem on my iMac.

Any ideas?
 

Cheryl

Rosie Moderator
Staff member
Mod
Strange.
Can you locate the user profile on your machine?

See if this will correct the issue:

Quit Safari
Go to Home>Library>Preferences
Locate and trash com.apple.safari.plist
Empty the trash, launch Safari, Adjust the preferences for home page.
 

DeltaMac

Tech
The home Library is normally hidden, so if you don't see a Library folder in your home folder, go to the Go menu in the Finder. Press the Option key to see the Library appear in that menu, then click on that. The rest is just looking through folders.
 

Cheryl

Rosie Moderator
Staff member
Mod
There is another spot.....Go to Home>Library>SyncedPreferences
com.apple.safari.plist
com.apple.safariservices.plist
 
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