In Safari > Preferences > General: I set my prefs as follows (attchmnt 1) -- However, unless I set "New windows/tabs open with..." to exactly the same option/URL as the home page (or vice-versa, the home page is set the same as "new windows/tabs open with..."), Safari 4 Final will only open to whatever is set in "New windows/tabs...", not the selection I've made for my home page. It does not matter what URL I use for Home -- http, https, a Google account, a non-Google account, etc. -- Safari 4 Final will not open with my preferred home page. I've searched diligently for a solution via MRoogle, Google, Apple forums, for several hours. I've deleted the Safari plist and restarted, I've performed every standard, recommended ploy, and....nada. So, here I am at last, exhausted, and hoping my faithful pro pals will drop by with some useful 411. Thanks, gang! :::sudden idea -- is there a conflict possible with the Top Sites concept and opting for a home page? I don't use the TS feature at all. ::: Small Soapbox: I did not have this issue with Safari 3 or Safari 4 Beta and I rue the day I succumbed to web-peer pressure and ditched the Beta. It worked beautifully with my PB G4/10.4.11. Since d/l'ing Safari Loco, all I've done is problem-solve, played beach ball, and filed bug reports. If Apple didn't intend for Safari 4 Final to comfortably and easily retro-fit, if it was only built for top of the line, new and shiny hardware & software, we should have been warned. And while I'm up here on my soapbox....bring back my blue progress bar!