Is 'Reset Safari...' enough?

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  1. MacRumors' FAN, Oct 24, 2014
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    MacRumors' FAN macrumors regular

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    If you click on Safari in the menu bar and then click on 'Reset Safari ...' (all checked) is enough to make Safari as it was when you had turned your Mac for the first time (are there folders which belong to Safari so that you should move them in the trash? or is 'Reset Safari...' enough to delete everything of Safari?)?
    As you can read in the title, it is just a question for information. However, let me know your answers (do not reply if you are not sure of your own answer).
    Best regards, Paul Washer (MacRumors' FAN)
     
  2. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    What version of Safari are you running?

    I don't have that option...
     

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  3. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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    The latest version
     
  4. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    So am I. I am running Yosemite (as you can tell by the dark menu bar).

    I would say no.

    What it'll do is remove all cookies, and clear the cache and history, however anything in the keychain will remain.

    You can deal with this by following the steps here...

    https://macmule.com/2014/03/30/the-local-items-keychain-in-mavericks/
     
  5. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have just installed OS X Yosemite: no more that option.

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    Are there ways with latest versions?
     
  6. hammie14 macrumors regular

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    No its not always enough to make sure everything is deleted.

    I use Reset Safari a lot but it does not always clear everything.

    If you want to clear everything download a program called CCleaner (there is a paid and free version) DO NOT BUY IT! (the free version is the same as the paid version) but without auto checking for updates!

    You can download it here https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

    It will also clean many other parts of you system, like old crash logs etc etc
     
  7. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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    I would not suggest anyone to install that app, because as GGJstudios recommends the only option is uninstalling manually. Maybe I am wrong...

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    I hope a solution

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    Are you sure?
     
  8. hammie14 macrumors regular

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    I don't use it to uninstall APP's only to clear the history from Safari
     
  9. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    I've been using CCleaner for years now, and no issues what so ever. It is my preferred cleaning program and it is so for many others.
     
  10. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    Hmmm, I wouldn't bother.

    I prefer something slightly less invasive, like Onyx.
     
  11. hammie14 macrumors regular

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    I would not bother with Onyx, as its to been updated in over a year. CCleaner normally sees an update every 6 - 12 months!

    To be honest I don't think you can argue with the following.

     
  12. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    Last release of Onyx was 18/10/2014 according to MacUpdate. The Yosemite one is in development and should be release shortly.

    Also I have bad experiences of CCleaner for Windows so I may have some mistrust from that.
     
  13. hammie14 macrumors regular

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    Looks like your right Oxny has been updated, Sorry!

    I also had problems with the windows version and was worried to use the Mac version, but I did try and everything has been perfect for sometime now! Much better then the Windows version (i have not used windows for 5+ years tho:)

    So to OP download or try both see how you get on with each program and continue to use the one your happy with!
     

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