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Software Configuration

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Safari for OS X (Panther)

Safari keeps track of several settings that affect your browsing experience. This page will explain the Preferences dialog box by pointing out the location a few key settings. Only the important settings are shown. Other options within the program may be set at your discretion. In general, it is best to stick with default settings for those options.

Accessing the Preferences Dialog Box

  1. Within Safari, click the “Safari” menu at the top of the screen and select “Preferences.”
  2. Safari (Panther) Preferences: General
    Home Page
    In this section, you can specify the website you wish to use as your home page. Simply type in the address of the page. The "Set to Current Page" button will set your home page to whatever page is currently showing in your browser.
  3. Safari (Panther) Preferences: AutoFill
    AutoFill Web Forms
    You can set these options to your personal preferences, but the options shown here are recommended.
    To Remove Stored Passwords and Form Information
    Click the “Edit” button next to the item you want to clear, then click “Remove All” in the window that appears.
  4. Safari (Panther) Preferences: Security
    Block Pop-Up Windows
    We highly recommend you check turn on this option (leave it checked) so that popup windows (unwanted advertisements) will be blocked automatically.
  5. Close the Preferences dialog box to save your settings.
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