How to Make the Default Homepage on Safari on Mac

If you have the setting of "new window" and/or "new tab" to open with the homepage on Safari browser on your Mac, then it will open the homepage you set under Settings.

So say, Safari opens up Yahoo!, Bing, Duckduckgo, or any other search engine as a default when you open Safari or a new tab, but you want it to be, then you can follow the below steps.

  1. Open Safari on your Mac.
  2. Now go to Menu: Safari > Settings...
    Safari Settings Option
  3. Now go to General tab.
  4. Now in Homepage enter:
    Safari on Mac - Make Google Default Homepage
  5. You will see a message "Are you sure you want to change your homepage to Google Search?" Click on "Change Homepage".
    Are you sure you want to change your homepage to Google Search - Safari
  6. Close Settings.

Change Default Search Engine for Safari

  1. Open a new Tab.
  2. Delete all text in Smart Search field (address bar)
  3. Click on the magnifying glass and choose from the Search Engine Options.
    • Google
    • Yahoo
    • Bing
    • DuckDuckGo
    • Ecosia
Change default Search Engine - Safari for Mac

This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human on an M1 Mac running macOS Sonoma 14.0.

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