Odd boot up to Safari not Desktop

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by SR45, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. SR45 macrumors 65832


    Aug 17, 2011
    Each time I boot up or reboot the system, It no longer goes to the desktop, but directly to Google/Safari. Anyone else notice same ? :confused:
  2. Puonti macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2011
    This sounds like a feature called Restart to Safari. I haven't actually tried it (didn't even remember it to be honest!), but I believe you can normally access it by pressing CMD +R while booting or restrict guest accounts to it. I believe it might also be coming up if the operating system is unable to boot and you need to do an internet recovery.

    Since you're probably not pressing CMD + R or using a guest account, it could mean that something's gone wrong with your system. Still, it's weird that it wouldn't suggest an internet recovery but instead tosses you directly to Safari...

    This probably doesn't help you a great deal, but at least you know some of the possibilities you might be dealing with.

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