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How To Restore Safari's Default Settings

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The Safari web browser stores a large amount of information as a result of your browsing. This not only includes cache and cookies but also saved names and passwords, download history, search keywords, browsing history and more. There is a very quick and painless way to remove all of these things and return your Safari browser to its default state. Before doing this, please be sure that you definitely want all of this information to be erased.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Less than 1 Minute

Here's How:

  1. Open your Safari web browser by clicking on the Safari icon in the dock.
  2. Click on Safari in your Safari menu, located at the top of your screen.
  3. A drop-down menu will now appear. Choose the option labeled Reset Safari....
  4. A warning dialog will now appear detailing the items that will be removed.
  5. Click the button on the dialog labeled Reset to complete the process.
  6. Your Safari browser will now restart automatically.

What You Need

  • Safari web browser

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