Safari 8 forgets my preferences
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.