Use General preferences in Safari to choose the page that appears when you open a new window or tab, to choose how to handle downloads, and more. To view these preferences, choose Safari > Preferences, then click General.
Safari opens with
Choose how each Safari session starts: with a new window, a new private window, or all the windows from your last session.
This option isn’t shown if “Close windows when quitting an application” is turned off in the General pane of System Preferences.
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 page.
Remove history items
Choose when to remove items from the history.
Choose the bookmarks folder whose bookmarks you want shown on the Favorites page and in the Favorites view that appears below the Smart Search field.
Top Sites shows
Choose how many websites Top Sites shows.
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
In Safari, automatically open the listed types of files, but not software.