Safari 4 (clearing history)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by WhySoSerious, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

    WhySoSerious

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    Ok, I was using Safari 3 and a long time ago, I did a google search in which I found that if I entered a simple command line, it would clear my history every time I closed out Safari.

    Now, I just downloaded Safari 4 and the command line I entered a long time ago still remains and is doing its job (clearing the history as soon as I exit Safari), but I want to remove the command line so it remembers my history (for the purposes of Top Sites).

    For the life of me, I can't find what the command line I entered was and where I placed it so I can remove it.

    Please, any of you programmers or expert google searchers know how to assist?

    Thanks :confused:
     
  2. WhySoSerious thread starter macrumors 65816

    WhySoSerious

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    I believe I found my answer. Below is for anyone else who may be interested...or not.

    (1) In Safari go to History>Clear History
    (2) Close Safari
    (3) Go to Home>Library>Safari
    (4) Get Info on the File History.plist
    a) Change Ownerships & Permissions to Read Only
    b) Check the locked tab on top
    c) Click on the little lock icon on the bottom

    Safari will erase the history every time you close the app.
     
  3. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    But I thought that this is what you don't want anymore :confused:
     
  4. WhySoSerious thread starter macrumors 65816

    WhySoSerious

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    well, correct. i was just posting how to clear your history after you close Safari. as for me, i'll follow these steps to REVERSE what i previously did...thus keeping my history when i close Safari 4.

    hope that makes sense.
     

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