One of the elements of Safari browser on Mac, because of which users have remained for a long time on third-party browsers, is the appearance of frequently visited pages. Top Sites (analogue of the express panel in Google Chrome and Opera).
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The Safari Top Sites window has only gotten a modern look with the release of OS X Mavericks.
If you are just looking at the standard Internet page viewer on macOS, then you should pay attention to the features of the quick access page. Perhaps this argument will be decisive for you when choosing a browser on macOS.
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How to open the Top Sites with the most frequently visited websites in Safari page – 3 ways
Method 1: To view the page Top Sites press the corresponding button on the panel Favorite. If this panel is not available, go to the menu View and press “Show Favorite Line”.
Method 2: To page Top Sites displayed when opening new tabs and windows, go to the menu Safari → Settings and select the tab “Basic”. Next in the popup menu “Open in new windows” and “Open in new tabs” select option Top Sites.
Method 3: To view the page Top Sites go along the way Bookmarks → Show Top Sites.
To open a website from Top Sites just click on its thumbnail.
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How Top Sites works in Safari by default
Initially page Top sites Displays the sites you visit most often. Over time, this list is updated and changed. This approach is not always convenient. After all, if you have three or four favorite sites and they are visited at different intervals, then their labels will constantly move. Every time you have to focus your attention in search of the necessary window. To prevent this from happening, you can fix the most necessary sites.
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How to change the order and pin thumbnails of sites on the Top Sites page in Safari
In order to consolidate the site on the Top Sites page, just hold the cursor on the desired shortcut until the two buttons appear. One (pin) to fix the link, and the second (cross) – to remove from the list. In addition, by simply dragging and dropping, you can arrange the windows in the desired order. If you drag a thumbnail from one place to another, fixing the site in Top sites activated automatically.
To refuse to pin a site in order to free up space for other sites, click the pin icon again to make it inactive.
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How to add sites to the Top Sites page (frequently visited sites) in Safari – 3 ways
Method 1: To add sites to Top sites just open the necessary web page and press the key combination ⌘Cmd + D. In the drop down menu “Add this page to” choose choose Top sites.
Method 2: Hover over the search bar (field for entering the name of the site or its URL). A quick add button in the form of a “plus” will appear on the left side of this field. Press and hold it. In the menu that appears, select Top Sites.
Method 3: You can simply drag the URL or link directly to the button Top Siteslocated on the panel Favorite.
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How to Change the Number of Thumbnails Displayed in Top Sites Safari on Mac
Initially, their number is twelve, but it is possible to choose an option with six or twenty-four icons.
To change the number of sites displayed per page Top Sites in the Safari browser, go to the menu along the path Safari → Settings → General. In the pop-up menu, click Show Top Sites, and then select the number of thumbnails to display.
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How to remove a website from the Top Sites page – 3 ways
Method 1: Hover over the thumbnail of the desired site on the page Top Sites. To delete a thumbnail, click the button that appears Delete in the form of a cross.
Method 2: Just drag the site icon from the window Top Sites beyond it.
Method 3: Right-click on the site thumbnail. In the context menu, select Delete.