Change General settings in Safari on Mac
In the Safari app on your Mac, use General settings to choose the webpage that appears when you open a new window or tab, to choose how to handle downloads, and more.
To change these settings, choose Safari > Settings, then click General.
Safari opens with
Choose how each Safari session starts: with a new window, a new private window, all the windows from your last session, or all the non-private windows from your last session.
Some options are shown only if “Close windows when quitting an app” is selected in Desktop & Dock settings.
New windows open with
Choose what a new Safari window contains:
New tabs open with
Choose what a new tab contains:
Enter the URL of the webpage you want to use as your homepage, or click Set to Current Page to use the current active webpage.
Remove history items
Choose when to remove items from the history.
Start Page Favorites
Choose the bookmarks folder whose bookmarks you want shown on the start page and in the start page view that appears below the Smart Search field.
File download location
Choose where to save items you download from the internet, or have Safari always ask where you want to save downloads.
Remove download list items
Choose when to remove items from the list.
Open “safe” files after downloading
Open the listed types of files (but not software) in Safari automatically when a download is completed.