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Chapter 8. Exploring the Internet > Setting Safari Preferences

Setting Safari Preferences

Safari preferences help you configure some of the more common features of the program. You can set preferences for General and Advanced options, Appearance, Bookmarks, Tabs, AutoFill, and Security. These preference areas allow you to turn features on and off as well as customize the way Safari works. General, Appearance, and Advanced preferences are covered here, while Bookmarks, Tabs, AutoFill, and Security preferences are covered throughout this chapter.

Set General Preferences

Click the Safari menu, and then click Preferences.

Click General.

Select or specify the various options you want to use:

  • Default Web Browser. Select a default browser.

  • New Windows Open With. Click the pop-up, and then click Home Page, Same Page, Empty Page, or Bookmarks.

  • Home Page. Specify a Web address.

  • Save Downloaded Files To. Click the pop-up, and then select Desktop or Choose Other to specify another location.

  • Remove Download List Items. Click the pop-up, and then click Manually, When Safari Quits, or Upon Successful Download.

  • Open “Safe” Files After Downloading. Check to automatically activate safe downloaded files, such as movies, pictures, sounds, PDF and text documents.

  • Open Links From Applications. Select an option to open links in a new window or current tab.

Click the Close button.


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