Sa­fari 8 for­gets my pref­er­ences

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I am happy with the new Yosemite op­er­at­ing sys­tem but I do not like the new Sa­fari. Ev­ery time I open Sa­fari I get the ‘Wel­come to Sa­fari’ page, fol­lowed by favourite and re­cently vis­ited sites. I am able to cus­tomise th­ese, but what I ac­tu­ally want is to turn on the old Fa­vorites Bar from the View menu. If I quit Sa­fari after do­ing this, then I have to go through the same palaver upon restart­ing it. Ian Mott This isn’t a bug in Sa­fari 8. I think your pref­er­ence list has just got cor­rupted. Right-click com.ap­ple. Sa­fari.plist in ~\Li­brary\Pref­er­ences and choose Get Info. En­sure you can read from and write to it in the Shar­ing & Per­mis­sions sec­tion. If not, use Disk Util­ity to re­pair per­mis­sions on your startup disk (you can just change the per­mis­sions for this file your­self, but if this one has got cor­rupted, it’s pos­si­ble oth­ers have too). If the per­mis­sions look OK, it’s sim­plest to just drag the plist file into the trash and let it get recre­ated when you restart Sa­fari. You should find that’s all it takes to make your pref­er­ences stick.

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